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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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You’re Quirky

Some weeks I feel like having a new business, full-time job and a part-time job is totally manageable…this was not one of those weeks. As I sit here stuffing business cards into packages, I’m straight up exhausted. I had a few deadlines coming up this week that I set for myself so I was illustrating […]

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Insta Update

Here are a few pictures from my Instagram feed of my life lately. 1:: Testing out my new hand-me-down drafting desk which I love. It is living at my Mom’s house right now but when I get my own place it will probably be the center point of a room. 2:: Cooking for the second […]

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10 Things…Opening an Etsy Shop

My Etsy shop launched this weekend on August 31st and I met the goal I set for myself three months ago when my business was just an idea. One thing is for sure, I did not accomplish this alone and I am so grateful for all of the support I had along this journey (that […]

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Some Fall Inspiration and a Deadline

**All pictures from Pinterest Within the past few months, I have found endless places to attain inspiration from. Since I draw mostly from pictures, I am constantly looking at fashion magazines, Pinterest and Instagram for images that inspire me. Right now I have 1,500 pictures saved on the camera roll waiting to be drawn (a […]

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The Tipp Twins

I finished a commission piece that I had an absolute blast making. I’ve given a few updates on my Instagram of this project but this is the final illustration. I thought it was fun and captured the girls’ personalities well. I literally can’t wait to give it to them later today but first I am […]

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Giveaway!!

  I am giving away an 8×10 of the first gal in my collection to spread the word about Queenikathleeni Designs and to show some appreciation for all of the support I have already received. All you have to do is be a follower of my Instagram @queenikathleeni and like my page on Facebook facebook.com/QueeniKathleeniDesigns. […]

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Illustration Inspiration

I use Instagram for inspiration for my illustrations all of the time. I love nothing more than being inspired by other illustrators and creative people in general. Enjoy these beautiful images.

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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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