katymaherart

laptop stickers, feminist gifts, cat stickers

Amherst, Massachusetts · 2300 Sales

katymaherart

laptop stickers, feminist gifts, cat stickers

Amherst, Massachusetts 2300 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Illustrated laptop stickers, greeting cards, stationery, and gifts for all occasions, including thank you cards, birthday sentiments, and just saying hello with a little bit of humor.

Custom illustrations make great gifts, unique stationery, and awesome prints! These completely customizable pieces can feature your family, spouse, pets, sports team, staff, class, or just about any group of people, animals, and whatever else is important to you.

Check out our customizable gifts in the "Custom" section!

All illustrated artwork is done by hand, and all items have high quality prints of original illustrations.

Connect with Us!
--Mailing List: http://tinyurl.com/katymaherart
--Instagram: @katymaherart
--Twitter: @katymaherart
--Facebook: facebook.com/katymaherart

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 8, 2017

Illustrated laptop stickers, greeting cards, stationery, and gifts for all occasions, including thank you cards, birthday sentiments, and just saying hello with a little bit of humor.

Custom illustrations make great gifts, unique stationery, and awesome prints! These completely customizable pieces can feature your family, spouse, pets, sports team, staff, class, or just about any group of people, animals, and whatever else is important to you.

Check out our customizable gifts in the "Custom" section!

All illustrated artwork is done by hand, and all items have high quality prints of original illustrations.

Connect with Us!
--Mailing List: http://tinyurl.com/katymaherart
--Instagram: @katymaherart
--Twitter: @katymaherart
--Facebook: facebook.com/katymaherart

Katy Maher

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Katy Maher

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About

snarky comments & feminist sentiments

I have always enjoyed drawing. I have also always enjoyed a well-timed, snarky comment. This little shop combines both of these passions.

My first venture into drawing for other people occurred during my first year of graduate school. I was working in Residence Life and supervising 20 RAs, and I wanted to get them a thoughtful end of the year gift but also only made pretty much $0 a year (#gradstudentlife). Unsatisfied with my original idea of buying them each a bag of chips at the dining hall with my meal plan, it occurred to me that I should try my hand at doing a group portrait of all of them. I stayed up all night creeping them all on Facebook and doing my best rendition of them, to present to them at our last staff meeting the next day (because all of my best ideas happen at the last minute).

When I handed out the drawings, I was nervous about how a custom caricature drawing (albeit a flattering one) would be received - but my staff LOVED it. They delighted in pointing out the accuracies of the drawing even in its simplified style. "I'm wearing these earrings right now!" "My hair looks exactly like this!" Yes, I know, Greg. Because I scoured your Facebook for hours trying to perfect your hairstyle. One person with a full beard shaved the night before the staff meeting and didn't tell me - this was the only inaccuracy. I am still upset about it 8 years later.

As my illustrious Residence Life career continued, I would draw my staff at the end of each year, and they came to expect it as their end of year gift. With upwards of 5 or 6 of these adorning my office, others who supervised RAs started coming to me to ask to do drawings for them as well - and of course for a nominal fee I'm always happy to help my colleagues. I was encouraged to start an Etsy shop and POOF Katy Maher Art was born.

Since starting my shop, I have loved seeing the uses that people come up with for my silly character drawings - from non-traditional save the dates to a full set of family magnets to 1,000 pieces of confetti with a drawing of a baby for his first birthday party!

While I love doing custom work, my brain was also was housing many, many snarky jokes and geeky puns that I just could not keep to myself - so I started drawing cards and stickers to make sure my commentary could see the light of day. For several years I was just bopping along making silly comments and drawing cats dressed as sharks and just living a regular life.

Then some orange monster with tiny hands got elected in 2016 and I had a lot of um feelings. I wanted to do something but had no idea where to start. I designed my first laptop sticker - my "nevertheless she persisted" design - and donated the proceeds to the ACLU. Since then, I've made a bunch more feminist, anti-Trump, and political designs, all of which contribute a portion of the proceeds go to the ACLU. I'm happy to have an outlet and a very small way to contribute to counteract all of the crap going on in the world today, and look forward to doing more as this shop grows.

I love talking to customers! If you ever have an idea for a sticker or want to commission a custom portrait or other piece of art, please contact me!

You are also invited to join my facebook group for exclusive coupons, contests, and pictures of my cat! Simply go to facebook.com/groups/katymaherart and click that join button and you're in!

Shop members

  • Katy Maher

    Owner, Maker

    Hi! I'm the artist, owner, and drawer of things at Katy Maher Art. By day I work as a university administrator, but by night I draw up snarky feminist sentiments and cat jokes to put on stickers and magnets.

  • Maggie

    Assistant, Unhelpful

    Maggie is the beauty and inspiration behind Katy Maher Art. She contributes mainly by sitting on my sketchbook and pushing colored pencils off the table to make sure the gravity is still working in my craft room.

Production partners

  • Vinyl Print Shop

    Mission Viejo, CA

    We send our artwork to our printing partners to print on durable, glossy vinyl - creating waterproof, weatherproof, and high quality stickers!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2017
Welcome to Katy Maher Art! I look forward to working with you to put together a custom product that fits both your personality and your needs.

Please read my policies before completing an order, and I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Payment
Please contact me via Etsy to create a custom order. Once we work out the details, I will post a custom listing for you to purchase in my store, where I will include all of the details of your order as well as a sample photograph to ensure that it is exactly what you wanted!

For all orders, I prefer payment via PayPal. I will also accept personal checks, but keep in mind I cannot begin processing your order until the check has cleared.
Shipping
Your completed order will be sent first class unless otherwise requested. Delivery confirmation and insurance will be included in your shipping quote. If you would expedited shipping, this can also be arranged at your request.

When ordering, please allow for 14-18 days to process and complete a custom order. Domestic shipping typically takes less than 7 days and international shipping less than 14.