katefunk

Greenville, Wisconsin 3809 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (1002)

katefunk

Greenville, Wisconsin | 3809 Sales

Kate Funk

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Kate Funk

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    Announcement    Thanks for visiting! Shop is closed for the time being, but I do open it from time to time when I have some free time. Follow me on Instagram @thekatefunk for announcements of those times.
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    In the UK and looking to save on shipping? You can find some of our cards at Culture Vulture: http://www.culture-vulture.co.uk
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    Interested in wholesale? Check out the Kate Funk 2018 wholesale catalog at www.katefunk.com under the wholesale catalog link or contact me at katefunk [!at] katefunk.com.

    Announcement

    Last updated on Jul 9, 2019

    Thanks for visiting! Shop is closed for the time being, but I do open it from time to time when I have some free time. Follow me on Instagram @thekatefunk for announcements of those times.
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    In the UK and looking to save on shipping? You can find some of our cards at Culture Vulture: http://www.culture-vulture.co.uk
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    Interested in wholesale? Check out the Kate Funk 2018 wholesale catalog at www.katefunk.com under the wholesale catalog link or contact me at katefunk [!at] katefunk.com.

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    About

    Super awesome cat photography courtesy of Kate Funk and her furry sidekick, AC.

    The story of how this all started was actually a happy accident. Around the time that I got AC, I worked at a local paper store here in Milwaukee. One day we were making paper party hats, and I decided to make a tiny one for AC. To my surprise, when I brought it home and put it on him he didn’t seem to mind at all. I had this friend with a birthday coming up. She only refers to AC as "the jerk" (most people find AC’s personality a bit off-putting since he doesn’t really care for anyone except me, and he always looks like he wants to murder you) so I decided I would try and make her a birthday card featuring “the jerk" cat she loves so much.

    I quickly threw together a little cake and messy backdrop made with construction paper and a glue sticks, and topped it off with AC wearing the party hat I had made for him. I was so excited with the result! His look of disdain contrasted perfectly with the bright happy birthday decorations. I liked it so much that I started printing more copies to give to my other friends—including a fellow employee at the paper store.

    It was there that the owner saw this card and was intrigued. She asked if I had any more designs. I didn’t, but told her I’d be more than happy to make some. I went home elated and came up with another 5 cards, had a meeting with the owner, and my greeting cards started to be carried and sold in my very first store. From there things seemed to snowball.

    I partnered up with my roommate at the time, Brennan Groh, to make “The World’s Most Super Amazing 100% Awesome Cat Calendar.” I took the photographs and he did the graphic design work. I also attended my very first craft fair ever that same year: The Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. It was amazing to see other people enjoy and admire my work, and to meet fellow artists like myself. From there I continued to make more designs, get my products into more stores, and attend more craft fairs around the country.

    After 5 amazing years of hard work, I finally was able to quit my day job and devote my life to my ridiculous dream occupation: Cat Photographer.

    Shop members

    • Kate Funk

      Owner

      Kate Funk and her kitty sidekick, AC, live and work in Milwaukee, WI. It’s there at MIAD where Kate earned her BFA in photography. She now spends most of her days making cat costumes and dioramas while ingesting copious amounts of sugar.

    Production partners

    • Greeting Card Printing Company

      De Pere, WI

      Local, Wisconsin printing company that takes care of all of my wonderful greeting cards.

    • Marvelpress

      Salt Lake, UT

      Marvelpress is a specialized printer who creates all of my phone case using 3D sublimation printing.

    • Spoonflower

      Durham, NC

      Spoonflower makes it possible for me to design and print my own fabric used in the creation of my pillows.

    • Printing Company

      West Rancho Dominguez, CA

      Local printing shop to our calendar's graphic designer in CA that does all of our calendar printing.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on March 7, 2016

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    If you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me about how to return and receive a refund. I'll happily accept returns on most items so long as they are in good condition. Upon receiving the item in good condition I will issue a refund minus the cost of shipping. Shipping costs to return items are the customer's responsibility.
    Shipping
    All orders are shipped by the method chosen and paid for by the customer.

    Any shipping costs paid that exceed over $2 of what the actual cost ends up being will have the difference refunded in the form it was received.

    If an order is returned to me by USPS due to an error in the address provided I will contact the customer who can choose to either cancel the order and have the cost of the product refunded or can ship again at the cost of the customer. I will only pay for the 2nd attempt to ship if the error was on my end.

    USPS First Class International shipping does not provide a concrete delivery time, but rather states that delivery time varies based on destination. If you decide to stick with the basic First Class shipping and your order does not arrive by when you'd like I will not refund you your money as I have no control over the situation. There is tracking available with First Class International, but if a package is lost USPS will not file a claim as no insurance is included in the price. If you are concerned about arrival times or tracking Priority or Priority Express is a much safer option.

    Any fees (customs or otherwise) that incur through international shipping are the responsibility of the customer and not me.