Hi I’m Katie aka queenikathleeni
I’m Katie, the artist//designer//entrepreneur behind queenikathleeni. My creativity is powered by coffee, beauty in my surroundings, and trying to be a bit more like Beyoncé everyday.
How it all began…
The nickname itself started in college. My Twitter handle was @queenikathleeni, and she was my a-little-bit-extra, a-lot-of-fun side; and she always filled the room.
I started queenikathleeni designs fresh out of college, 22-years-young, with no experience to speak of--especially in design OR business.
Determined to take the path less traveled, I knew I wanted to follow my true passions in life while using up every bit of the creativity I’d been blessed with. And, in turn, I knew I could use it to bless others.
For 4+ years, I built my business as a side-hustle while working my day job. Pouring any extra hours into queeni was certainly never easy, but it was so worth it.
It taught me about determination--that with passion behind you, hours in the day are a small detail.
It taught me about growth--what you put into something, you’ll surely get back tenfold, but you have to be ready to grow alongside your business; even when it’s hard, even when it’s unclear.
It taught me about serving people--it is my greatest joy to bring your dreams to life. That can only happen by truly listening to what is coming directly from your heart and passion--and using every ounce of creativity to bring it to light.
Sometimes, in order to achieve our big dreams, we need to put on the hat of another side of ourselves, the side that actually takes action instead of just dreaming, the side that’s brave, the side that is everything we feel like we’re not.
queenikathleeni has made me feel--confident, empowered, valuable, fully capable of changing my corner of the world.
I want your brand to give you the same fire that only happens from building an identity that comes straight from your heart.