Hello and welcome!
I'm so excited to introduce you to my "Faire" blog- a place where I plan to share my creative work and also inspire you in all areas design, lifestyle, and culture. :)
As a girl who loves hunting for design & style inspiration (whether it's for my digital work, my wardrobe, or the interior of my home), I love finding trinkets and bits of inspiration in local shops and charming new places. My plan for this blog is to share my online "journal" with you, full of the things I admire and cherish, in hopes that you might come along this journey with me in living a more creative, purposeful, and beautiful life.
So, a little bit about me...
My name is Katie and I am a graphic designer living and working in St. Louis, MO, with my husband Jon and our two pups, Beau & Chip. My background is a little bit all over the board, but primarily consists of work in social & digital advertising, wedding design, and freelance print & digital marketing. When I'm not designing on my computer, I love painting flowery things, scouring through fashion spreads (2 words: Grace. Coddington.), cooking (one of the most rewarding creative outlets!), and styling the interior of my home (basically all neutral EVERYTHING).
After a year of living down South and having the opportunity to travel to some amazing new cities, we recently moved back to the Midwest, and it feels SO so good to be rooted back in our hometown.
Although it's 2016 and I’m just now diving into this blogging thing (with the exception of a Tumblr account in 2010...), I've been wanting for so long now to create a place for other creatives, entrepreneurs, and lovers of design to gather for inspiration, words of encouragement, and see the latest goods and pieces I've been collecting and working on.
With lots of clever help from my husband, I named this site (and soon-to-be!) online shop after the French verb "Faire" (meaning "to make" or "to be"), combined with the English word "Market" (a gathering place for buying and selling goods). Hence the concept of a "maker" or "artisan's" market, where I hope that fellow designers and style-aficionados will connect, find inspiration, and check out the work I've been up to!
I'm crazy excited to start this shop and blogging journey, and hope you follow along on the ride with me!