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Katie McDonough Kutil 2003Katie McDonough Kutil graduated in 2003 and continued running the photography business that helped her put herself through MICA. The work focused mostly on weddings, as well as product photography for local businesses. She had always been interested in design and letterpress printing, and there was a void in the market at the time for custom wedding invitations. Turns out she liked the design side of weddings better than the photography side and went to work for nationally acclaimed brand Paper Source at their location in Georgetown DC designing custom invitations. Feeling like Paper Source didn’t give her enough creative freedom, In 2005 she took a job as a custom designer for a small stationery boutique here in Baltimore, where she went on to become a partner. Chellé Paperie moved off the avenue into a larger event space they shared with a florist, and Katie started studying floral design, and freelancing for the florist they shared space with. In 2009 Katie‘s business partner moved cross country and they decided to close Chellé Paperie. Katie continued doing custom invitation and stationery design but added her new found love of floral design to her business model. She now operates her boutique floral and stationery design business Petal and Print out of the home she shares with her husband, two dogs and newborn daughter. She loves photography and continues to use the skills she learned at MICA to further her business, and occasionally still takes on work as a lifestyle / product photographer.