Do any of these statements sound familiar?

  • I designed my current logo in Word...

  • My logo is outdated, but it's working fine for now.

  • I've got a lot on my plate, I can't deal with this right now.

  • My last designer didn't listen to me...

  • I don't have any idea where to start?!

  • Who can I trust to do this right??

  • Who will treat my business like I would?

  • Can I get a logo & website without taking out a loan?


What if I told you, it doesn't have to be so stressful?



I want to come alongside you, and do what I do best. I center my work around what will be most effective for you/your business, and attractive to your target audience. Not only does the design need to look good, it needs to work too. Letting go (of this one aspect of your business) and letting me handle it, will be the best thing you ever did!


Mark Rodolico | Mark's At The Pointe Salon & Boutique
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Ready to get started?


It's so nice to meet you! My name is Katelyn Dekle, I'm a graphic designer and this is my freelance design business.

I started Studio 1862, because I wanted to help people do things I already love doing. I've been a graphic designer since 2006. I'm here because I love working with small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups, who are as excited about what they do, as I am! More specifically, I love working with small businesses, or even one-(wo)man shows, who might think they can't afford to hire their own dream designer yet, but still need professional design work done. That's where I come in!


About My Services
About My Design Blog
My Portfolio

Which services do I provide?


Branding & Logo Designs


Print & Digital Designs


Squarespace Website Designs


Design Retainer Services




Are my services a good fit for you? I serve:

  • Small Businesses

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Start-ups

  • other freelancers

  • YOU!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. I don't mind a bit; I'm happy to help! And of course, your inquiries are obligation-free.


The Specifics:

  • Branding
    • everything that represents your brand: colors, font choices & the logo itself
  • logo design or re-design
    • the single logo mark that represents your business
  • web design
    • a modern, mobile & tablet friendly website that you can maintain yourself after setup is done
  • print collateral
    • business cards, flyers, letterheads, envelopes, labels, posters, + more
  • digital collateral
    • social media cover photos, web images for Pinterest, Youtube, digital ads, + more
  • retainer services
    • if you have a very large project, or series of long projects, I can be your designer on retainer until it's done!

– Ally Welch | OutWrite Solutions, LLC
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Have a project in mind & think I'd be a good fit?

I'm sharing all my secrets!

There are several topics I like talking & teaching about, all of which I address on my blog. I'm also always open to suggestions, so if there is something you'd like me to address, give me a shout!

  1. Design Tips & Tricks (for new designers)
  2. Design Related Advice  (for clients & businesses)
  3. Squarespace How To's & Advice (for anyone)

Why is design important for businesses?

Too often, small business owners don't realize the importance of the investment in quality design and skip it, or spend the investment on the wrong person (who's perhaps super affordable, but also very inexperienced). You can read more about it in my blog by visiting some of the articles below:


Take a Peek at My Portfolio


Have questions or concerns?

My Client Reviews

Here's what my clients are saying about their experience:

Great creativity, quick service. Katelyn listens to what you want and delivers. I’m not very tech savvy, yet she made it easy to use the technology, saving me money at the printer. Thank you! I cannot think of one thing that could be better – she’s great.

– JT Tezak, Executive Director  •  Colorado Society of Association Executives  •  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn


She is incredibly intuitive... Not only did I receive exactly what I was looking for, it was as if she read my mind. I know for a fact that my little hand drawn concept was terrible, but she still used her powers of ESP and delivered a final product far beyond my expectations. My company FINALLY has a creative partner that can get the job done even in the absence of solid direction. Easy to talk to, easy to use delivery systems, and easily the Best find we have found in outside vendors in years!

– Mark R. (Mark's At The Pointe: Salon & Boutique)
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Katelyn is an outstanding designer. She has exceeded our expectations 1,000 times, and then some. Her communication skills are excellent and the end result is always exactly what I was looking for.

– Anna K. (Souljam Band Member)
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Katelyn does amazing work! She has created the perfect artwork for our season T-shirts!

– Brandon Putzke (Assoc. Band Director, Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, FL)

Starting a new business venture can be an intimidating undertaking. Aside from determining products and service offerings, identity establishment is of utmost importance. An organization’s brand is born with the intent of a long and successful life span, so start-up efforts will forever impact your corporate future. Knowing this, we took several months to strategically determine our company name, tagline and other related intricacies, then took a deep breath and handed things over to our friend Katelyn at KD Designs. Artistically intuitive, business savvy and graphically gifted, she put on our shoes, dug deep and quickly grasped exactly what we were looking for in our forever logo. We absolutely love our new business design package and would recommend KD Designs to anyone seeking fast, quality design solutions from a designer who delivers beyond expectations!

– Ally Welch (OutWrite Solutions, LLC)
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Katelyn has been a breath of fresh air in helping us create business cards, wall art, clothing with logos on it and various gifts as well. She listens to us as we ramble on about what we think we want. She has the patience of Job, and she puts it all together with ease. She is truly an expert in her field and I can honestly say I've never been disappointed; in fact she usually exceeds our crazy expectations!

– Julianne & Tom Talley (Musicians)