Meet the Maker – KA Graphic Design

Another awesome seller you will find at the Etsy Made Local event is Kirsty of KA Graphic Design.  Kirsty runs her Etsy shop from her home studio in Cardiff Bay.   A massive fan of Cardiff, Kirsty says “It’s my absolute favourite scenic spot in Cardiff in pretty much any weather (bar torrential rain!). Cardiff’s a fab city, I can’t imagine living anywhere else!”

image3KA Graphic Deisgn make custom print design for absolutely any occasion, come rain or shine and has been selling on Etsy for 2 years.

When do you feel the most creative?

Normally at 9pm when most other people are winding down for the night!


We live in such a mass produced, buy-it-now world, why should we continue to buy handmade?

Because a happy dance to an independent or a creative is such a wonderful gift in itself.. and actually some of the best gifts are those with a touch of humanity and love behind them.


Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while working on your business.

I met some fabulous makers at last years EML fayre, and the scene in Cardiff is definitely a great on to be a part of. With Rabble studio and other small business support doing really well, it’s fab to know other people are going through the same things as you are!

image1What is the one business lesson you wished you hadn’t learnt the hard way?

That doing work for free does nothing for your integrity!


Who would be your dream celebrity customer?

Someone from Greys Anatomy or Fearne Cotton!

What are your top gifts for men?  
Sorry, you’re how old?!
And finally, just for fun, Christmas tree – real or fake?
The smell of a real one (courtesy of a Ikea candle) and the lack of mess of a fake one!
KA Graphic Design will be at the Etsy Made Local event at the Bierkeller in Cardiff on Sunday December 3rd, 10am to 5pm.  Can’t make it?  You can also find Kirsty here;
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