Meet our Talented Design Team Here at Kiki and Max

Meet our Talented Design Team Here at Kiki and Max
July 27 2021

Are you ready to meet the design team who brings your illustrations to life?! Here at Kiki and Max, we take great pride in our work, and love getting to know our clients! Glasses, no glasses, up-do or down, we love that ‘three exclamation point moment’ where we can bring your wedding day to life through illustration. So, it’s time that we properly introduce ourselves!

Our designers work with you from start to finish, working tirelessly to spark inspiration, illustrate your best side, and help give you that teary eyed ‘we love it’ moment! From first proof to third revision, we love what we do and we love bringing that joy to you for your special day! 

We’ll start with our design team manager Katarine, who is often on the live chat late at night to answer any questions that are keeping you up at night!

 

Katarine 

(You might also know me as Kat if you've ever live chatted with us late at night!)

Company Role: Design Team Manager

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): I'm a total cat lady and proud of it! I have Jelly (2 years old), Moose (15 weeks old), and Nachos and Colonel, who passed away in 2019.

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: I really enjoy The Office, Bob's Burgers, and Top Chef! I do also like watching Youtube and Twitch streams! In addition, I love anime! As you can see, choosing just 3 was a little hard for me! Haha!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: I actually have a stationery business (Oh Hey Katbuns) where I draw a lot of cute cats! Hahaha! It's probably my favorite thing to do outside of work! I also play games, like Overwatch, from time to time!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I really enjoy working every day with such an incredible group of women! It's really fun being around people who are so talented and creative, and I've really learned a lot from each of them! I also just love illustrating for our clients and being able to bring something they've envisioned to life! There's just something special about designing something for someone, especially someone's baby shower, and they are absolutely over the moon about it!

 

Victoria

Company Role: Assistant Design Manager

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): Scout and Harper- two dogs!

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: The Office, Friends, and Breaking Bad.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: Working out, cooking, going to the beach and parks!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I love being able to make our client’s big days even more special by designing their guest books and other wedding designs! It’s so fun seeing the designs come to life. Drawing their adorable pets in one of my favorite parts!

 

 

Rachel 

Company Role: Assistant Design Manager/Senior Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): My human baby Bennett - who is 1.5, my pup Missy and my cat Babs, who passed away 2 years ago.

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: Right now, I’m listening to the podcasts: Sword and Scale, Crime Junkies, and True Crime Obsessed

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?:I’m a huge craft person. I have really been enjoying crocheting blankets and cross-stitching funny sayings.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I love creating one-of-a-kind pieces for our customers that will make them smile whenever they see it.

 

Christina (Chrissy)

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): No fur babies but I have about 20 plant babies who are all nameless unfortunately.

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: Parks & Rec, The Office, and Fraiser.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses I love to volunteer my time to teach others about the Bible. To help get my creative juices flowing. I love to take the time to relax and paint. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, and watching movies, especially Thrillers.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I love that I get the opportunity to create artwork for special events in people’s lives whether it's for a wedding, graduation, baby shower, etc. It brings me so much joy reading the feedback of clients and customers expressing how much they love their design. Overall, I love that the work that i do doesn't feel like work, it's fun and makes me happy.

 

Brittany P.

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): Fur babies: Luna and Larza

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Black Mirror

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: I love playing beach volleyball

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I absolutely love creating unique pieces for each and every one of our clients. My favorite part about my job at Kiki & Max in the “OMG” moment when a couple sees their design for the first time-that moment is what it’s all about for me.

 

Lauren K.

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): Murray (orange tabby) & Mac (tuxedo)

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: UNHhhh, Madoka Magica, King of the Hill

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: I enjoy working on other illustration projects and working with clay.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I enjoy making people happy, specifically with pet portraits :)

 

Emily

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): Rosie, Phoebe, and Nixie- my three rescue kitties

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: The Adventure Zone (podcast), My Brother, My Brother, and Me (podcast), Bob’s Burgers 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: Crafting (bookmaking and scrapbooking) and spending time outdoors.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I like that every project is different, and that as we expand our product line, we get to work through new design challenges. It’s also fun and inspiring to work with such a talented group of designers.

 

 

Alexya

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): Our family cat’s name is Roosevelt

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: Friends, What We Do in the Shadows, and Tuca & Bertie

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: Video Games, Vending at Art Events, Exploring the Outdoors

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I really love how happy our designs make our customers. It’s really rewarding to read excited client emails after they see their first proof. I feel we provide a very unique service and I’m happy to be a part of something so positive!

 

 

Olivia

Company Role: Illustrator

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): These two Fur babies are my favorite:), Luna and Wesley

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: My favorite TV show is The Office (I unapologetically watch it everyday) and my favorite podcasts are Armchair Expert and The Office Ladies

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: I love to paint and bake sweet treats:)

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: Seeing how happy the customer gets when they see the finished product of something you made...and also getting to see all of the adorable pets of the customers!

 

Gloria

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): I have 3 cats. Apollo (2yo), Eros (1yo), and Dionysus/Dio (9mo)

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: Shows: Call The Midwife, Avatar the Last Airbender  Podcast: Genius Brain

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: I like going around the city on my bike (if the weather allows me to), watching video essays on Youtube, and reading web comics and manga.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I really love creating these one of a kind artworks! Thinking that each is related to a special moment in someone’s life just brings me so much joy. Also , they are just fun to make! Making cute pet portraits, or drawing couples with their favorite hobbies...It’s kind of hard to pick a favorite! 

 

Dalissa

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): None

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: Frasier, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Breaking Bad

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: Playing pool, swimming, painting

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I love being a part of one of the most exciting days in a couple’s life and helping them create lasting memories.

 

Taylor

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): I have a boxer named Otis! 

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?New Girl, Game of Thrones, and my guilty pleasure is Love Island UK

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: I'm really passionate about fitness. I'm in the gym almost every day. However, I'm also a big foodie and love exploring new places to eat in Philly.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: It's a cool feeling knowing that my designs are going to be cherished pieces that couples will use in their homes and have forever.

 

Briana

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): For pets, my family and I currently have fish, I’ve yet to name them but they’re very nice

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Shows?: Brooklyn 99,  Chopped, and I recently started listening to My Brother, My Brother and Me on Spotify!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: When I’m not working, I like to cook, collect stationary, draw, and write!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: One thing I love about working for MBD is designing portraits! I also love sharing designs with the team!

 

Ellie

Company Role: Designer

What are your babies names? (Fur and otherwise): Our fur baby is named Coco (she is almost 7 years old and my boyfriend and I rescued her in 2017)

Your top 3 favorite Podcast?: The Basement Yard, My Favorite Murder, This Might Get Weird

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?: Outside of work I love camping and hiking, more digital illustration of bands/movies. I like watching 80s movies and Disney movies, longboarding, cooking, baking, and painting.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?: I love the chance to be creative everyday. There are so many different clients and I love to see what makes every family unique. I also love having a community of designers to help with critics and how we all support each other and make each other better. It’s this amazing energy and I’m so lucky I get to do this everyday now!

 

Hopefully this little introduction helps put a face to the name at the bottom of the email threads. We love getting to know you all, and hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know us as well! If you haven’t ordered from us yet, we hope to meet you soon!

If you haven’t met our amazing admin team, now is the time!

 


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So, our mission for Kiki and Max is simply that - to launch a new family brand that brings the same dedication to service, detail, and personalization that our clients have grown to love so much.


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