Welcome babes & bros and thanks so much for visiting! My name is Katy, I am the owner, creator, hustler and Mama Bear to this little shop I call Karter Designs.
When I went on maternity leave with my youngest son, I didn't want to go back to work in a cubicle. I didn't want to work fro some ungratful asshole who told me I needed to cover up my tattoos and calm down my sassy attitude.
So my husband and I decided to pick up and move from Northern California to the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in Lincoln, CA (a small town North of Sacramento) and always thought that that was where I would raise my kiddos. Until my folks moved up to the Seattle area for a work transfer. So of course, being the independent, stubborn people we are; we followed.
Karter Designs is named after my baby boy, Karter Madden. Not that he's my favorite child (he definitely needs the most attention *wild child*) but because he was the reason we made such a huge move not only in distance but in what I chose to do.
I originally started getting crafty and making jewelry boards and upcycled wind chimes. However, there were crickets. Nothing sold/ So I thought I'd paint some wood, and start making signs, and there ya go! It has been such a learning experience and still is, but I wouldn't trade it for anything else! Because it's mine.
I feel so lucky that I am able to show my artistic ability and still stay true to myself. My favorite thing to make is some #reallife signs with foul language. I tell people that I specialize in pretty looking cuss words! And its true! And maybe that's just because I am not the kind of person who sugar coats anything.
So that's my story and I hope you enjoy the work that I do. I will always stay true to myself, which is why I specialize in sassy, cuss worded goodness! And I've learned along the way, not to give an F what others think about it. So thank you to all of those who have been supportive, because I could not have grown this business the way I have without y'all!