Thanks for visiting! My name is Kathryn McIntyre and I am the owner/designer here at Reply by Design Studio. I started this business as an Etsy shop in 2010 while I was a graduate student and full-time student teacher in New York City. Originally just a part-time hobby, Reply by Design Studio has since grown into a full-time business. In the seven years since I started my small shop on Etsy, I’ve worked with over 2,500 couples to create the perfect stationery for their big days. I have also had the opportunity to work with others planning showers, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, anniversaries, and holidays – and even a few businesses to create their branding and marketing materials.
I fell into the small business world accidentally – my degrees are in English, History, and Education – but I’ve had a long standing love-affair with graphic design and event planning. I started teaching myself how to use the Adobe Creative Suite when I was gifted a copy of Photoshop at the age of 13. My major projects included creating brightly colored desktop wallpapers of my favorite celebrities (*NSYNC, anyone?!), and screensavers set to my favorite early 2000s tunes. I continued to hone my design skills as the Editor in Chief of my college’s yearbook, where I had fun creating layouts, matching fonts, and choosing color palettes. What I lack in traditional training I make up for by immersing myself in the design and event world, and by keeping my pulse on the latest design techniques, newest fonts, and developing trends.
When I am not working on filling your orders, creating new designs, and expanding my business, you will find me watching reality television, listening to country music, pinning, planning my own wedding, and spending time with my loved ones (great friends, an amazing family, and my wonderful fiancé!).
I feel grateful to have found my way into an industry where life’s special moments are celebrated. I look forward to working with you on all your design needs!