In the summer of 2012, Kallie, the owner/designer, found Pip (the dark cat) & Cricket (the light grey cat) as two malnourished kittens in her parents’ backyard, in the middle of nowhere Indiana. They were about six weeks old and so friendly and lovable. At the time, Kallie was going through a rough time. She was convinced these two kittens were sent to her for a reason — to make things better and cheer her up. She decided to rescue them and help them grow and become healthy. As fall rolled around, Kallie brought the cats back to college with her to finish her two final years of design school.
Fast forward to 2018, after several years working full time as a graphic designer creating logos, branding, websites, and everything in between at a creative agency, all the while designing stationery products on the side, Kallie hit another challenging time. This time when she thought about making things better, it meant her dream of owning a stationery studio becoming a reality. To Kallie, the name Pip & Cricket became associated with hope and happiness. That’s where the the name of the studio comes into play. Not only is it her cats, but the fun, quirky, hope, and happiness that they represent.