Posts tagged kansas city
Leading a Watercolor Workshop During Kansas City Design Week

When the organizers of KC Design Week reached out to see if I was interested in hosting a watercolor workshop during the event-packed week, my response was, “I don’t think designers and architects are really interested in watercolor.” When the event sold out in 37 minutes, I realized I was entirely wrong.

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Keynote Presentation at Kansas City Design Week – Living the Dream: How Cat Coquillette Works as a Digital Nomad

KC Design Week invited me to speak about my unique work/travel lifestyle during KC’s most creative week of the year. The sold-out crowd was packed with designers, architects, freelancers, and advertising and design professionals.

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My Special Guest Appearance with Kansas City Live

Over the holidays, KC Live contacted me to see if I was interested in appearing on their holiday special for a guest interview. My response was an enthusiastic "YES". Kansas City Live is an hour-long show that spotlights the people, places, trends and local attractions that make KC such a great place to live.

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Drawing Wanderlust // Feature Profile: My Interview with Kansas City's 435 Magazine

I had the opportunity to chat with 435 Magazine about my CatCoq brand, travel plans, and what inspires the artwork I create. The story is published in their October issue, but you can also take a peek at the article online.

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Pop Up Shop in West Elm

West Elm does a fantastic job engaging the local maker community in KC. They invited me to set up a Pop Up Shop in their store on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which was perfect timing: Small Business Saturday!

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Feature in Dr. Oz

I was thrilled to see my work on Dr. Oz's The Good Life blog! "Life can be stressful, but these adorably optimistic posters make it a little better." Couldn't agree more! Huge thanks to the Dr. Oz team for including my work in their latest write-up!

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Featured: Society6 Gift Guide

Every year, Society6 puts together an insanely-awesome Gift Guide. S6 curators pick through thousands of artists' designs and compile collections based on the person you're shopping for. The collections range from general interests like Animal Lovers and Gifts for Geeks, then hone all the way into that one specific person, like Wine Loving Yogi Moms and People Who Love to Cuss. This year, I was thrilled to see my own designs peppered throughout the Society6 Gift Guide. Thanks for the love, S6!

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Hamilton KC's Grand Opening

I had the absolute pleasure of designing the branding Kansas City's newest and trendiest retail space, Hamilton. Thursday night was their grand opening party and it did not disappoint! It's always so exciting to see the fruition of hard work paying off, and I was all smiles for Hamilton's big debut.

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Zulily x CatCoq

When the Zulily gals reached out to me about debuting my art prints on their site, I was thrilled. I've been looking for methods of reaching a wider audience, and with hundreds of thousands of unique web visitors every day, this was the perfect opportunity for me. 

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Exclusive Interview with Moshery

Moshery's founder and chief editor, Meredith Schneider, reached out to me with an array of in-depth questions about my creative process. It wasn't until we spoke that we realized we're both Kansas City residents! It was great to meet another KC-local entrepreneur who is absolutely killing it with her blog.

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Dorm Goals: Society6

Society6 just launched their new First Expressions #DormGoals lookbook and I had the opportunity to be one of the featured artists! They absolutely nailed their curated collection– it contains a mix of trending patterns, bold palettes and variety of motifs to match one-of-a-kind personalities. I'm so jazzed to be involved.

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Business as Usual while Traveling

I'm happiest in life when I'm either traveling or planning two trips ahead. Traveling is a huge part of my lifestyle and I actively attempt to keep my business moving along while I'm out of the studio. It's not always easy, but I've picked up some tips and tricks along the way.

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5 Fresh Finds

I've scored some pretty cool finds within the past month. Some of it's practical, some is pretty and some is kind. I'll be totally honest with you guys. I bought half this stuff impulsively after a few dark & stormies. No regrets.

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Traveling in the Philippines: Interview with Pink Pangea

I was interviewed by Elen Turner, one of Pink Pangea's co-founders, about my recent travels to the Philippines. I discuss everything from the stunning hiking in remote locations to my overnight in a prison cell. (Spoiler: I survived.)

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2016 Microtrends

I recently updated my shop with some lapel pins and in my explanation of why I created them, I cited some of the other microtrends that are starting to pop up in 2016. One thing led to another and I decided to expand upon my predictions. Enjoy!

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Animal Lover Series

I believe personal projects are the key to a designer's sanity. It was due time to get back into some digital illustrations, so, in the spirit of spring, I decided to make a series of animals in love. The project was inspired by my brother and sister-in-law's bunnies, Tupelo & Chewy. The bunnies act more like an old married couple than honeymooners, but they're still clearly infatuated with one another. In my illustration, they're encircled with blooming flowers, trickling vines and butterflies.

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HGTV Mention

I was traveling through Vietnam when I got a notification on Instagram. My friend had tagged me in a photo of an HGTV magazine spread from their April issue. It took me a half a second to realize that my Watercolor Burst rug was one of the featured items! Since that issue, my sales of that design have skyrocketed. Thanks for the love, HGTV!

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