Megan Wargula's Profile

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Hi, I'm Megan and I am owner & designer at Hound and Thistle. I started Hound and Thistle as a creative outlet while working in the corporate world. I first started making stationery in 2000 when I worked for the Walt Disney Company as a Secretary. I worked in a building with so many creative people, I caught the bug! Upon moving back to Atlanta in 2001, I studied graphic design at Georgia State University, already having earned my degree in Sociology at the University of Georgia (go dawgs!). While at GSU, I quickly realized that I didn't want a formal job as a designer because I didn't want to be "creative-on-demand".
In 2004, I got my first dog as an adult (read: not a family dog), a border terrier named Finlay. I soon realized that it was hard to find cool dog-related gifts, let alone those featuring less-common breeds...an idea was born! I started designing note cards and drawing dog breeds. I got myself a Dog…

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  • Joined April 13, 2009

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Megan Wargula via Hound and Thistle, LLC

About

Hi, I'm Megan and I am owner & designer at Hound and Thistle. I started Hound and Thistle as a creative outlet while working in the corporate world. I first started making stationery in 2000 when I worked for the Walt Disney Company as a Secretary. I worked in a building with so many creative people, I caught the bug! Upon moving back to Atlanta in 2001, I studied graphic design at Georgia State University, already having earned my degree in Sociology at the University of Georgia (go dawgs!). While at GSU, I quickly realized that I didn't want a formal job as a designer because I didn't want to be "creative-on-demand".
In 2004, I got my first dog as an adult (read: not a family dog), a border terrier named Finlay. I soon realized that it was hard to find cool dog-related gifts, let alone those featuring less-common breeds...an idea was born! I started designing note cards and drawing dog breeds. I got myself a Dog Encyclopedia and used that as a reference for my drawings.

Flash forward to 2011...I have over 100 dog breeds in silhouette, a few cat silhouettes and one horse, with more to come! I currently offer stationery and gifts including t-shirts, tote bags, and accent pillows featuring pet silhouettes. My stationery isn't only for pet owners as it's been very popular with friends, family & co-workers using their names or initials.

I am passionate about design, dogs, and responsible pet ownership. I love what I do and each and every order is special and exciting to me.

Thank you for visiting my shop and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my work.

Best, Megan
www.Facebook.com/HoundAndThistle

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