Hi, I'm Katie McConnell...the artist/owner behind Wild Bunch Studio - a crazy little seaside design studio on Cape Cod.
THE CREATIVE HURDLE - I love being creative but it's not all cozying up to a sketch pad with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Just sayin...
Forever I chased a self-imposed standard of what creativity looks like. Somehow my creativity and product design needed to be functional. Not sure why, it just did. And so I labored under this idea for so very long as I dragged myself down the creative path often kicking and screaming.
AND MOM SAID - I was reminiscing with my 92-year old mom about an ornament I designed some-twenty years ago that had no significant function but to just Be. "It made me smile" mom said. And then her smile lingered.
MY AH HA! MOMENT - it's Ok to design simply to make people smile. A smile can shift energy deep within and totally change a person's day.
So there it is. So simple but so essential to daily life. I design to create happiness - products that will evoke a smile.
Thank you Mom :)