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I wrote a weekly column for We Heart for almost a year and still write for them on a freelance basis.
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Editor and Founder James Davidson said: “Katie has been writing her column, Design Geekery, on We Heart for 6 months, and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of working with her. The column is always fresh, fun and thoughtful – and it’s gained somewhat of a loyal following. What more could you ask for?”

This was my first post…”

James has asked me to write a weekly column for the shiny new We Heart. How exciting is that?! I thought I’d start by introducing myself and telling you a little bit about what to expect from my column. My name is Katie and I’m a design geek. That pretty much sums me up. But I suppose I should define my terms.

Design for me, or at least the type of design that gets me really excited, is design that does something and is beautiful as a result – form follows function and all that. It includes architecture, product design and furniture design. It excludes fashion (mostly because fashion frightens me!). It includes graphic design and print-making. It excludes web design, game design and car design. It includes interior design. It excludes design-art. But who knows, that might all change yet!

And when I say geek, I mean geek. I’m not one of these super-cool Hoxton geeks. I’m a straight A student with a stationery fetish. I get very, very excited about hand-made wallpaper, plates with architectural drawings on, product design that helps people with dementia lead happier lives… you get the picture. I’m boring at dinner parties!

So terms defined, what to expect from my column? Each week I will cover whatever I find in the world of design that gets me excited, and hopefully that will get you excited too.

I get very, very excited about hand-made wallpaper and plates with architectural drawings on…
Great design has the ability to make me feel like I’ve momentarily lost the need to breathe, like the whole world has just shrunk to the size of a beautiful felt chair with multi-coloured buttons, like it’s Christmas Eve and I’m five years old.

I’m going to do my best to make you feel like that every week. Wish me luck!

And you can read the rest of my posts here.