I'm Katie and, as you may have guessed, I made that.
I'm a designer living in Austin, Texas. I'm a pattern enthusiast, proud cat mom, and a sucker for a competitive cooking show. I'm a planner and a fan of a good, hefty notebook. I can't remember the last time I went a week without eating a taco. And, at some point, I became the owner of two businesses: Katie Made That and The Monster Project.
Patterns can add so much personality to a space or an object. They are amazing tools for self-expression and have the ability to completely transform their surroundings.
It's my goal to create patterns, ornaments, and designs that connect with people and fit into their lives in a way that allows them to say something about themselves and their aesthetic that they couldn't say alone. I love that I can make something and infuse it with my own artistic voice, and then it can completely change and take on a new life when someone brings it into their home and works it into their vision.
I look forward to expanding Katie Made That's product line to textiles, home goods, notebooks, and more as my business grows.
Freelance & Commissions
I'm open to collaborations and commissions, especially in the realm of ornamental lettering. The freelance work I typically take on includes: custom wedding invitations, branding and identity projects, illustration and lettering, and commercial art direction. Check out my portfolio to see my work and feel free to send an email to Hello@KatieMadeThat.com about whatever you've got in mind!
Process & Materials
All the products in my shop are designed by me in my home studio. I work with a local Austin printer to screen print my larger poster-sized prints. The remainder of the products are carefully printed in full-color on premium paper stocks.
I only choose papers that I know are created sustainably by mills that I trust. Most of the paper I use comes from French Paper, which is powered by fully renewable hydroelectric generators, and Neenah Paper, which provides 100% cotton papers made from textile industry waste by-products.