WHY, HELLO THERE!

You’ve stumbled, digital wanderer, upon our happy nook of the web.

‘Round here, artistic intention + deep love of connection
weaves its way into everything we make.

Welcome here. Welcome home!

EMMA KATE CO. IS

A stationery + lifestyle brand, blog, and love story between words, images + play.

Simply put, we’re in the business of making days all over the planet –
for customers, virtual visitors, creative clients, and everyone in between.

With heart-crafted brush strokes + splashes of bright colour,
we create F R E S H, one-of-a-kind-designs that capture smiles + imaginations.

We’re also a petite design studio, offering branding, hand lettering, ebook design
and special commissioned pieces, found HERE.

For more on our work, whimsy and worldly wanderings, step on over to the blog

And to catch Emma Kate on the go, wave hello on Instagram at @emmakateco

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF.

I’m Emma Kate – designer, storyteller and adventurer.

I’m a bitesized renegade, rebelling against the 9 to 5 world.
Heart first, one artful brush stroke at a time.

Someone important in my life once called me espiègle (in French).
It means playful, frolicsome, rascal, clever. He told me it fit my rogue adventurer mould.

I’m a garden dweller. D A Y  D R E A M E R. Treading lightly through this planet, with feet
on the earth and head in the clouds; petite-but-fierce frame, flighty but dependable nature.

I’m a mischief maker, all for messy hair + early rising + flower markets + coffee.

I hail from a long line of seekers. W A N D E R L U S T is in my bones.

I’ve designed my life in watercolour and ink, brush on page.
Two steady hands + wide open heart.
I paint happiness (sunshine yellow) and questions (prussian blue)
and mystery (violet) and joy (vivid orange).
And I colour outside the lines. On purpose.

My work is playful. It’s strong, with a touch of whimsy.
And I’m in this industry because I want complete, utter immersion.

When not tapping away on my laptop, you can most likely find me brunching,
or cross-legged + barefoot on a plane, daydreaming about how deep down,
I really wish I lived in Paris.

Nothing makes me happier than a pink-skied sunrise,
getting/sending prettily packaged mail, flying on a plane
bound for new adventure and loving with abandon.

I BELIEVE

In the power of D E L I G H T.

In unbridled freedom + exploring every corner of this ridiculously beautiful world.

In practicing kindness. The backward-bending, overdelivering, always-there-for-you type.

In sending out love freely, with wild abandon.

BUT, I MUST WARN YOU.

My work inspires:

Sudden smiles.
Days, made.
Happy, comfy sighs.
Compassion, brought into sharp focus.
Long overdue, i-miss-you phone calls.

I tell stories with paint, pen, texture + script.

And I love every second.

MY BIG WHY...
AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOU.

To me, design is alchemy. It comes as naturally to me as breathing. 

I feel a pull, an instinctual need to create. 
If I don't, it feels like looking through a telescope backwards.
Everything is fuzzy and disorientating. My sense of purpose erodes away.

The world needs more love. Art brings lightness + warmth + meaning.

And everything I craft is a vehicle for the thing I value the most: C O N N E C T I O N.

In other words, making people’s days — making your day  is my specialty.

With unabashed C L A R I T Y  +  H E A R T  +  S O U L +  G R A C E.

So, welcome here, dear heart. Do stay a while. 

Let's play.

RANDOM QUIRKS.

+ I spend more money on flowers than food. But, seriously.

+ I studied Japanese for eight years.
Then, moved to France without speaking a word of French.
C’est la vie.

+ I love coffee. And I've got a thing for baristas. Always have, always will.

+ I put confetti in all of my mail. Even Especially the corporate stuff.

WHERE TO NEXT?
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