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Holiday// Gift it

b69662ceef1eee92bd2f8c32b1479378 If you’re not a last second person like me, you’re almost done with your gift shopping and just trying to knock out the last few. I’ve barely started my gift buying, but I do have a good idea of what I’m getting each person on my list. I’m always more focused on those holiday […]

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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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Our Stories

Our stories change all the time…how hopeful is that? I like to work really hard at what I love. I think that is the string that ties my story together. I’ve been trying to make sense of my story for about two years now. It didn’t make sense to me at all for awhile, which […]

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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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On My Mind

I found this on one of my favorite blogs honeebeeblog.com who found it on the blog that stole my heart a few years ago thedaybookblog.com. Go check out both of those fab ladies. Making: My Fall collection and a sweet little paper banner for my party. Cooking: Nothing. The kitchen and I don’t get along. […]

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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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