About The Designer

Hello! I'm Kathy Marcelle, owner and designer for Sugar Pear Design. My artistic journey started at a very young age. I loved art. I loved painting and drawing. I loved creating. I often pretended that my childhood playroom was an art studio. That was the beginning.

As an adult, I received a Bachelor of Science in Art, with a concentration in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation, I worked in corporate America as a package designer for Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer and then later as a freelance graphic designer at Mattel/American Girl.

While at Kraft, I became engaged. I felt that as a graphic designer, there was no way that I could possibly order my invitations from one of those mass-produced catalog companies. I had to design my own. While doing so, I fell in love with the process. As a result, Sugar Pear Design was born.

I have a passion for paper and typography. I also happen to love letterpress printing. Putting the three together naturally leads to stationery. Stationery that is unique in personality and style. Stationery that is beautiful and elegant. Stationery that is simply understated.

Profile image courtesy of Krakora Studios.


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