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Sparkle Party

I recently had the pleasure of working with Kelly Anderson, amazing photographer, party planner and mom. She asked me if I was interested in creating a custom illustration for her daughter’s sparkle themed birthday party. It was such a dream job moment for me especially after she sent me the photos of inspiration for the […]

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What I want this thing to be

This post and this post are my two favorite blog posts I have ever read in my life and they just happened to be posted within a week of each other. I highly recommend you read both of these posts before reading mine. The following words have been on my mind for awhile and Sydney’s […]

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What I’m Doing Right

This sketch is just about my all time favorite. Ever. I did it on my iPad in about five minutes. I was never able to do that before. I would sketch for hours and not come up with anything that was to my liking. Those hours of sketching led me to this point. The point […]

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Minneapolis, my love

My shop is loaded up with a bunch of fun new items including this Minneapolis print. This illustration is also available as greeting cards which are super fun to use as Thank You cards if you are a business or just a lover of your city like I am. They can be customized to say […]

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I am Learning

I’m learning. Slowly. I feel like starting a business is hard for many reasons. To list a few: scheduling, working three jobs, being one person and trying to do 5 jobs, there are only 24 hours in the day, sleep doesn’t happen, staying on top of emails, being 22 and wanting to do 22-year-old things […]

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I’m the Boss

For some reason, I have had the urge to write more than draw in the past week and a half which is rare for me so I’ll embrace it for now because I have hours upon hours of illustrating ahead of me in the next few weeks. It should be the most busy time of […]

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A Quick Hello

Blogging is definitely going to take a back seat these next couple of months because I made a classic rookie mistake and took on too many projects to remain sane. So here is an incredibly quick update for you because I have a commission deadline tonight. I’ll try to fill in the missing parts later…and […]

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I’m Not Complaining

I’m writing this at 11:30 pm and I have been working for the last 5 days from 7am to midnight most days (7-4 nannying and 4-11pm illustrating) so please excuse me if this post is a little all over the place. I have bags under my eyes and I am tired, but I’m not complaining. […]

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ABOUT KATIE

At home near the sea. Ever-focused on beauty and the thrilling art of creation; found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

I’m Katie, the brand strategist, designer, dreamer, and entrepreneur behind Artful Brands. With a degree in marketing & journalism and a passion for art and design, building brands and telling business' stories... Dreamy typefaces, clean layouts, and soft color palettes are my love language— but more importantly designing strategic brands that book. I believe in creating a life and a business you love, creativity over competition, and designing with equal parts passion and purpose.

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