Posts tagged kcmo
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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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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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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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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Earth Day with Tinselbox

I'm thrilled to be Tinselbox's featured artist this month! Tinselbox is a subscription service that sends out hand-curated gift boxes every month. I partnered up with them to celebrate Earth Day– their April box includes my "Treat Yo Self" reusable tote bag, printed locally in KC by screenprinting superstars Seen Merch. Their monthly packages are chock-full of artisanal goodies and surprises. In addition to my "Treat Yo Self" tote bag, this month's box included die cut seed boxes (chives, mint and tomatoes) + starter pots, a journal made from a repurposed library book, and Earth Day stationery. Definitely a good haul!

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Young House Love

I was scrolling through the Instagram feed of Young House Love, a hugely successful lifestyle blog, when I came across my artwork on their walls. I'm a huge fan of their blog & aesthetic, so I was jazzed to see that they'd picked out one of my pieces. The husband & wife team are blogger superstars with over 130,000 followers on Instagram alone. Thanks for the shoutout, John & Sherry!

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On the Grid: Kansas City

I recently had the opportunity to participate in On the Grid, an international blog that acts as a user-friendly guide to highlight the exceptional gems within cities around the world. Carpenter Collective is the On the Grid ambassador for Kansas City. They divvied up the neighborhoods of KC & asked some of our city's creative companies & designers to review their 'hood.

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CatCoq x East End Prints

Hello, London! I'm excited to announce my newest collaboration with East End Prints. I have a collection of metallic gold screenprints available through their creative studio in East London & on their online shop. East End Prints is known for working with some of the top illustrators in the industry, as well as debuting emerging artists into the scene. I'm honored to be a member of their illustration team.

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CatCoq x Design Milk x Casetify

Every month, Design Milk highlights an artist for their long-running Designer Desktops series. Design Milk is a renowned design resource with over a million Twitter followers & over two million page views a month. In December, I was hand-picked to kickoff their 2016 Designer Series. I was ecstatic. I partnered with Design Milk to create a custom desktop + mobile wallpaper as well as product designs, including phone cases, MacBook sleeves, and Apple Watches for the Casetify x Design Milk Collection.

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CatCoq x Madewell: Pop-Up Shop

When Madewell announced they were opening up a new store at the Kansas City Plaza, I was thrilled! (I'm a huge fan of their modern aesthetic & quality denim.) Shortly before their launch, Madewell approached me to partner with them and host a pop-up shop to celebrate their new location. Madewell has become a champion of supporting local artists, and a couple months later, I was setting up shop in their new store for a one-day event.

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