Can you be addicted to a company?? Because I am totally and utterly infatuated with 12 Past 7 Designs! I am a borderline crazy person when it comes to loving my custom yoga mat. I may even be guilty of busting it out when I’m not in the mood for yoga! Eating pizza on the floor while moving into our new house? Grab the yoga mat! Sitting on the floor to fold clothes? Grab the yoga mat! Actually in the mood to stretch and do some yoga? Grab the world’s coolest yoga mat!
Okay, so, maybe you have noticed I was totally not kidding about how much I love this thing! It’s super soft, easy to wipe clean, and the desiiiiiign. OH MY GOSH! Do you see those cute faces on it?! Seeing Abbie and Gunner’s faces while I do downward dog makes me actually WANT to do some postpartum workouts!
And have you seen these pet pawtraits of the Gal’s Best Friend squad?!! PERFECTION.
Get to know the fabulous, animal-loving artist behind 12 Past 7 Designs! Her name is Kaitlin… And she’s straight up awesome.
How did you get started in this industry? I’ve been sketching and doodling since I was a little girl. I’ve always loved expressing myself on pen and paper. Recently, I started experimenting with digital illustrations when I got my first Wacom tablet 2 years ago, which is when I began working on custom commissions!
Tell us about your pet(s)! I don’t currently have any pets, but I’ve previously had a pound puppy and a retired racing greyhound. I am a HUGE dog lover, and adore all breeds. I’m also obsessed with llamas and sloths (as my artwork shows!) I enjoy spending time with my friends’ and family’s fur babies!
What and who influence your work? Bright colors and whimsical style influence my work. I love the work of Joy Cho (@ohjoy), Brittany Watson Jepsen (@houselarsbuilt), Megan Roy (@roymeister), and Cat Coquillette (@catcoq). Funky patterns and larger than life illustrations make me happy!
What is/are your fav dog brands and why? I am obsessed with all things BarkBox, they have the cutest toys ever and the best marketing campaigns.
What is new for 12 Past 7 Designs in 2019? I will, of course, continue to do my signature custom pet illustrations. I also plan on expanding my line of print artwork. Additionally, after a successful run with holiday cards in 2018, I’m going to be expanding my custom stationary line.
All 12 Past 7 products have minimal packaging and are made using recycled materials in an ongoing effort to leave a smaller footprint on our earth. If you want to place a custom order, you can do it and receive 20% off AND free shipping on orders over $45! Just sign up for her email list and you are good to go!
If you are wondering how to place a custom order, this is how it works:
Find what product you want (canvas, mug, yoga mat, digital artwork, etc.) and place your order
Send an email to Kaitlin with the following information:
Upload the photo(s) of the person, pup, or thing you would like illustrated
Choose your desired design, pattern, or pantone color for the background
Anxiously wait for the arrival of your new obsession
If you ordered a digital illustration like the Gal’s Best Friend dog squad, it will be emailed to you in hi-def resolution and you can print it yourself! If you ordered a portrait or canvas, the beaut will be mailed to you and arrive at your doorstep! If you ordered a doormat, it will be mailed to you and dropped off at its new home… literally… at your doorstep! If you ordered stationary, it will be mailed to you as well.
A little more about the artist: Kaitlin lives in Washington D.C. and works as a marketer and digital illustrator. She also runs Fierce Girls Entrepreneurs Club, an online community for female founders. She specializes in design and content for small businesses, startups, and solopreneurs. Her favorite pastimes are playing with rescue dogs, networking, reading brilliant words, and sketching on her design tablet. She is passionate about people (including the four-legged furry variety) and digital design, firmly believing that when you combine people, art, and technology you can truly create magic.
To answer my own question at the beginning of this post, yes, you can be addicted to a company! I plan to get every member of my family on mugs, doormats, canvas, and so much more! Why? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I am totally and utterly infatuated with 12 Past 7 Designs, duh! Now, excuse me while I go eat pizza on the world’s coolest yoga mat.
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