Owner Katie Hunt is an avid fan of bold patterns, bright colors and hand-written thank you notes. Kelp Designs began as a creative outlet while Katie planned her wedding to her best friend; and through her passion for creating and mind for business, she grew Kelp Designs into a full line of stationery products carried in stores nationwide.
In 2017, Katie made the tough decision to cease manufacturing of Kelp Design’s products to dedicate her time and energy to her family and her second business, Tradeshow Bootcamp.
Tradeshow Bootcamp is a community for creative entrepreneurs in the stiatonery & gifit industries. Through conferences, courses and coaching, Katie and the TSBC speakers help product makers prepare for the wholesale market and large scale tradeshows.
Katie attended UC Santa Barbara for her undergraduate degree, then earned a dual MBA from Loyola Marymount University in finance and marketing. She is a mom to four young children and wife to an incredible husband that thankfully supports all of her wild and crazy ideas. Katie and her family reside in the beach community of Los Angeles.