Hi! I'm Katie. I'm the owner/artist/operator/one-lady-show of Katie Grady Design. I'm married to Michael, my sort of but not technically high school sweetheart. We have 3 littles — Ben, our energetic toddler, and Reese and Norah, our sweet twin baby girls. And we have one dog, Pepper, who wishes we could go back to the days when she was the only baby.
I've been a hobby letterer since 2010, when I discovered that it was a legitimate art form (and not just something you do to make your class notes more interesting). And I've been doing lettering professionally since 2015!
I graduated with a BA in Art History from Arizona State in 2013, where thanks to a ton of art classes, I learned the foundations of art and design. Prior to being a work-at-home-mama, I worked at Scottsdale Bible Church in Communications, doing roughly a million different things (lol). In my five years there, I learned a lot about graphic design, print processes, and marketing. I credit these two experiences with bringing me to where I am today with lettering and design.
I absolutely love being able to create pretty things, especially ones that are tied to important milestones in people's lives (like weddings and babies)!
Fun facts about me:
Favorite color - green
Favorite TV show - tied for The Crown or The West Wing
Favorite sport - baseball (go DBacks!)
Favorite food - cheese. all cheese.
Favorite dog breed - Corgis (hi Pepper!)
Favorite artist - J.M.W. Turner
Favorite museum - Musée D'Orsay in Paris
Contributing photographers to katiegradydesign.com:
Rachel Solomon Photography
Lauren Fair Photography
Jaclyn Raymond Photography
Justin Douglas Photography
Heather Wagner Photography