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your very own brand team

WHO ARE SUPER AWESOME, FUN, AND ROCK AT WHAT THEY DO

It can be frustrating to find contractors that deliver beautifully executed designs, while still understanding the strategy, copy writing, marketing, messaging, and point of it all. This is where we step in.

OUR MISSION

is to help business owners deliver their gifts, services, or products to the audience that needs them through cohesive, effective Branding that looks beautiful and, more importantly, works.

BECAUSE WE BELIEVE

serving purpose driven, real-people powered businesses helps strengthen local economies, thus affecting direct families, communities, and impacting our world at large.

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OUR VISION

...is to contribute to the betterment of this planet by supporting and empowering small business owners to reach their potential. By utilizing branding to help communicate their passion, stories, and gifts, we can alter the professional landscape, pave new business paths, and improve the world for the generations that follow.

meet

KAT MAI

A graphic designer for nearly 12 years, while also passionate about mental health and social activism, Kat is on a mission to blend the two, helping owners rebrand themselves and their businesses from the inside out, so they can confidently show up in the world with that special magic they're meant to bring.

Based in sunny San Diego with her daughter and two pups, Kat enjoys traveling, camping, hanging at the beach, eating all the foods, reading too many books, doing puzzles, and watching history documentaries!

FUN FACTS

  1. Filipino-American, born in Chicago, grew up in Hawaii, then San Diego
     

  2. ENFP / Enneagram: 7, 2  / Astrology: Cancer /  Gallup Strengths: Maximizer, Positivity, Strategic, Activator, Woo 
     

  3. Kat used to be allergic to cats. (Cue irony.)
     

  4. Kat won 2nd place in her 4th grade science fair for what she later realized was a worm compost! (She picked that project because worms were easy to draw! Ha!)

 
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NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD; INDEED, IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS.
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– MARGARET MEAD

 meet the whole team

LIKE A CREATIVE CO-OP OF EXPERTS

What makes our team so great is it's made up of independent contractors, who each excel in their specific field, giving you a top notch, motivated, quality team of experts. Choose to work with them individually, or in-house through Kat Mai Designs.

julie

PROJECT MANAGER + ACCOUNTABILITY

From tackling decisions to reaching important milestones, Julie believes in creating systems that help you focus on what's most important to you. On the team, Julie plays a vital role, making sure all the moving pieces are going in the right direction. For our clients, she assists in project managing as well as is available to serve as an Accountability & Consistency Coach.

 

If you have big dreams that have gone stagnant, projects covered in spider webs on your to do list, Julie can be your ally, working with you to surface your mental or emotional blocks, help you find systems that actually work for you, and be a staunch supporter to your growth.

Julie Mills

julie@julieatyourservice.com

www.julieatyourservice.com

monette

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

Monette is in charge of the day to day accounting for the business producing financial reporting, budgeting, bookkeeping, or any other financial related matters needed for Kat Mai Designs.

 

She has been part of the business since inception and happens to be friends with Kat since childhood!  Financial health and strategy is Monette's main goal for the business and is the point of contact for any financial related inquiries. 

Monette Quintanilla

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monettekrd@gmail.com

kaithleen

SOCIAL MEDIA + ADVERTISING

Kaithleen is the Founder & Creative Director of @binibinikreative, a creative agency focused on digital storytelling for soulful, minority-owned, women-led businesses. Binibini Kreative was started with the vision to empower fellow BIPOC creatives all while being loud, proud, and unapologetic about our narratives. We hope to inspire the entrepreneurs and small businesses we work with to do the same.⁠ Her expertise lies in social media strategy, paid advertising, and content creation.

Kaithleen Apostol

hello@binibinikreative.com

www.binibinikreative.com

frances

WORDPRESS + SHOPIFY + SEO + CODING

Frances Go is the Founder of Goldlilys Media that provides strategic brand consulting and web development services since 2013.

She's enjoyed problem-solving especially puzzles like Tetris ever since she was a kid. Creating websites is like a puzzle game in the real world where she connects the Front-end designs created by Kat with her Back-end Functional code as the different puzzle pieces of Tetris. When everything works well together, the whole site is balanced and clear.

Her tagline is Uniquely Creative and Simply Efficient Websites. No matter how difficult or complex a website or web application may become, using development best practices with simplicity in mind are highly recommended so that the website is easy to maintain whenever there are new changes. This saves time and fewer headaches in the future. Who doesn't want to save more time?

Frances Naty Go

goldlilys@goldlilys-media.com

www.goldlilys-media.com

marian

PHOTOGRAPHY

Marian has been a professional photographer for over seven years, and a photography enthusiast since her first course back in high school! In that time, she's photographed everything from families and maternity shoots, to professional headshots, lifestyle images, and branded photo shoot sessions.

 

The mix of both means Marian excels at rolling with whatever happens on set, embracing any chaos thrown her way, while still managing to capture the beauty and essence of yourself, your business, and your brand in a real, authentic, personal way. The goal for each of her sessions is to have fun and make you feel recognized and beautiful in all the ways that make you.

Marian Klos

mariankphotography@gmail.com

www.mariankphotography.com

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want to
work with us?

Is it time to give yourself a supportive team, who loves what they do, has fun doing it, and will give you the top notch brand you've been dreaming of?