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My Mess// qk turns 2!

Life is so weird. Time flies by and so much stays the same, yet so much changes. I’m always trying to move forward and make decisions that launch me forward towards my goals. Looking back over the past two years of queenikathleeni, it seems like I’ve been spending a lifetime creating for my brand but […]

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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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Define, Design, Refine

Typically when I design a new product the idea just comes to me and I make it the next day. Sometimes it isn’t that easy. Especially if I’m designing for a client or coming out with a line of products that need to have a cohesive look (I am in the process of doing this […]

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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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Art Supplies

I’ve been getting quite a few questions on Instagram lately about what supplies I use so this post will outline what art supplies are my favorite. Here is the short version: Drawing paper I actually draw on this watercolor paper. I explain why below. Watercolor paper This is the watercolor I work on when I’m doing the […]

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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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Thoughts on Criticism

Although I’ve been preparing to be an artist my whole life, I’m still new to this. For those of you who are new followers, I’ll give you the quick version (if you read regularly, skip down after the break). I graduated college May of 2013 and I was certain I was going into advertising, I […]

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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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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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