hello there, it's karla! welcome to notkarla Design Company. i'm so thrilled that you're here!
art has always been a quiet passion for me. growing up, i would beg my grandparents to buy me art supplies and sign me up for classes. over time, life got in the way and any artistic endeavor took a backseat. fast-forward to january 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, i finally had the time and flexibility to start my own shop. for years, i've jumped around different creative hobbies, and opening this shop feels like the culmination of it!
notkarla Design Co.™ opened during the pandemic in january 2021. what started as a passive creative outlet became a fully-fledged small business in a matter of months.
i currently operate in a two-bedroom apartment in new jersey, with a production team of three (just me, my fiance, and mango, our pandemic corgi). i am committed to providing top-tier products - the very best in quality and cuteness. my goal is to package each order as a thoughtful experience, in the hopes of making you smile when you open it. :)
each collection is a reflection of my fullest self - my personality, thoughts, and values. it's a wild feeling to know someone out there (aka you!) like my stuff enough to read about it. maybe my stuff will help you express yourself, too!
18 months and 1800+ sales later and here we are! we're rapidly growing. in november 2021, thanks to the overwhelming support of our customers, we launched our independent e-commerce website. in january, we'll be moving into a larger workshop, providing us the space to invest in new product lines.
sweaters? mugs? a line of passive-aggressive baseball hats? the possibilities are endless!
2021 has proven to be a whirlwind of a year, and we're so excited to see where this journey will take us next.
thank you for being part of this story.
stay safe out there,
notkarla + ashish + mango