Hiii! I'm Katie, and here is my story.
It has been 10-years since I officially started my business, and like most businesses, it has been ever-evolving since day one.
I'm a branding specialist, creative entrepreneur, passionate educator, and lover of paper. I am also a mum who homeschools her kids, and I firmly believe that living with intention is the key to creating harmony amongst the chaos of daily life
More and more of my clients are feeling the burn out of keeping up with 'all the things'. I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be so hard to build a successful brand and find happiness at the same time. You don't have to fight to keep up with the picture that the old world painted of entrepreneurship, or motherhood, or anything.
This is your world. You get to define success. And you get to build your brand around what success means to YOU. And I get the astounding privilege of helping so many of you to do that.
So friends, I'm not here to sugar coat anything or to make this all seem easy as pie... I am going to be very real with you in the hopes that you can learn from both my professional expertise and personal experience.
My journey to intentional living has not been easy. Like most entrepreneurs I meet, I used to consistently over-work and under-value myself at the sacrifice of my physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being. I was laser-focused on being the bigger, better, faster version of myself, in EVERYTHING that I did, no matter the cost.
For as long as I can recall, I fought the battle of work/life balance, never managing to achieve it. The pressure to learn more, do more, and be more, became insurmountable.
It didn't take long before I got caught in the perpetual cycle of too much work to keep up with, not enough time, not enough money to slow down, push for more work to make the money, too much work, and not enough time.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Sound familiar?
And so, I pushed even harder, invested more, slept less, and slowly lost sight of my connection to why I even started my business in the first place.
In early 2018, my entire world imploded in complete devastation. I was devastated to close the doors to my 'dream' brick & mortar business; 15-days later, I learned what true devastation was when we lost our baby at 20-weeks pregnant. For months, it was all I could do to simply wake up, get out of bed, and remember to breathe. My cycle of wash, rinse, repeat came to a complete halt in one instant. In one fell swoop, I found myself watching my life as if it were a movie, finally SEEING how I was living, and starting to understand where I'd gone wrong in the process.
The crazy thing is, the world waited for me. I stopped, and it was okay. I had been so afraid of dropping one or all of the balls that I'd been so poorly juggling, that I had never once stopped to consider the possibility of intentionally putting one or two of those balls down on purpose.
The past 2.5 years have been dedicated to immense healing. And that healing has transcended my natural battles with grief and shame. In order to really make sure what had happened was not taken in vain, I knew I needed to heal more than my heart. My mindset needed an overhaul. I needed to get clear on my core values as a human being, identify how I defined success, and make monumental changes in my lifestyle based on that.
It didn't take long before I knew that I had to share these lessons with the world.
Being on the flip side of such adversity, I am on a soul-driven mission to share these lessons and strategies. To shine a light on the fact that this cyclical disconnect to our WHY and our PURPOSE is caused by our general perception that we must do more, have more, and BE more.
Life can be big, and it can be beautiful and abundant... the key is knowing that it can be big and beautiful and abundant without the detrimental sacrifices that so many of us feel we must make. You deserve to know that life can be lived joyfully, and that success can come gracefully.
My background is in developing effective brand imagery & marketing strategies for businesses. My processes are very different than that of most other designers. The experience I provide extends far beyond design, and dives into helping people to be successful and free by living intentionally in life & business.
Here, in my little corner of the internet, I have created an online hub that combines all of my passions.
- You'll find information about Branding, Design & Marketing with intention;
- Expand your knowledge with our exclusive Online Courses;
- Join our online membership community (coming soon!!!), where we share incredible info & countless resources for many facets of life & business. From the flip side of adversity, I am sharing our wisdom & expertise in order to educate about living life with intention;
- Browse The Paperie, my creative outlet and online boutique! Enjoy all the paper goodness that my shop has to offer--including our Greeting Card Collection & Wedding Stationery options.
My team & I want to see you succeed...but we want that to be in the light of your own definition of success.
If you are looking for a creative team of designers who will listen to your goals; offer advice & expertise on your target market and how to reach them; and create designs, materials & messaging that reflect the quality that you offer, then I'd love for us to set up a time to chat about your needs!
Kindly, fill out the form below, and I will make sure to connect with you shortly!