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  • My logo is outdated, but it's working fine for now.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

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I CREATE EFFECTIVE + PROFESSIONAL DESIGNS
THAT HELP YOU BECOME MORE SUCCESSFUL.

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!

 
 
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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 Rodolico, Owner  •  Mark's At The Pointe: Salon & Boutique  •  Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter
(Website Maintenance, Marketing Signs, design help during the logo Trademark process, & light video editing)

Ready to get started?

Welcome!

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
Reviews

Which services do I provide?

 
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Branding & Logo Designs

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Print & Digital Designs

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Squarespace Website Designs

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Design Retainer Services

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Consultations

 
 

Are my services a good fit for you?

  • 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!
 
 
 
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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 succesful life span, so start-up efforts will forever impact your coroporate 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 Studio 1862.

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 Studio 1862 to anyone seeking fast, quality design solutions from a designer who delivers beyond expectations!


– Ally Welch, President & CEO  •  OutWrite Solutions, LLC  •  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter
(Branding design, Business Cards, letterhead & envelope design, and social media imagery)

 

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:

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Your eager and helpful ideas helped to narrow down my possibilities and be able to focus on what would best serve my needs. The best part was the time I saved and also your ability to show me what would best work for me. The new design will benefit us because it's very unique, and totally specific to my brand. It is original, eye-catching and fun to look at. Of course choosing the direction you want to go in at the offset is always difficult and challenging, but Katelyn was such a great help to me. Do not hesitate to work with Katelyn, I recommend her 1000%.

– Mike OBrien (Happy Cake)
Project Case Study

 
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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

 
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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)
Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter

 
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Our switch from Wordpress to Squarespace was the best switch I've ever made. Everything is exactly where you think it would be. No extra buttons, no extra "blog based" options. Squarespace has everything in one convenient place for the expert and the green.

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)
www.souljamband.com
Facebook  |  Instagram

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Can't tell you how much we LOVE the logo you created for Happy Cake!!!!! With this being our first time using a graphic designer, we decided to hire you after seeing your work and receiving an excellent recommendation from a trustworthy friend. The best part was your professionalism as well as your willingness to assist us in taking our vision and making it a reality; as well as your adaptability to our last-minute changes. The new logo accurately reflects our business concept. Honestly, there was nothing difficult about the process. 
Do yourself a favor and hire her right now! You will not be disappointed!

– Suzanne O'Brien (Assistant for Happy Cake)
Project Case Study

 
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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)
Facebook  |  Twitter

 
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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)
www.tomandjulianne.com

 
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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)
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