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Memorial Weekend Vibes

memblog6 memblog memblog1 memblog3 memblog4 memblog5 memblog8 memblog9 memblog11 I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy Memorial Weekend! I have a great appreciation for holiday weekends because it’s really the only time I can completely put down work and get away. I’m headed Up North to the Iron Range to spend the […]

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‘Tis the Season…

7757022b180bc7f53fe4fa5262801455 ‘Tis the Season…to throw a holiday party! I can barely believe that 2015 is coming to an end. Is it just me or do the years seem to go by quicker and quicker?! This year I’m hosting a holiday party because we never had any sort of house warming so it seemed like the […]

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An Intro to Capsule Wardrobes

building a capsule wardrobe My apartment is typically a mess and moving in with a significant other a few months ago just made it worse. Believe it or not, two messy people don’t cancel each other out. Slowly but surely, we are getting into a groove of cleaning the apartment on Sundays but one thing we […]

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In Review: The Month of May

horse16 As I was driving to work this morning (the coffee shop I’ll be posted up at today) I was doing some reflecting on the month of May. Sometimes if I don’t stop and pause to really evaluate what I accomplished in a month, I will convince myself that I didn’t work that hard at all. So […]

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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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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I illustrated my Valentine’s gift guide because sometimes I need a break from the projects I get paid for. When I’m drawing for fun, I’ve definitely noticed that I have a much more free and doodle-y style than my typical clean, tight drawing style. Here are my picks (these work for your girlfriend or your […]

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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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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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