Katie was born in Colorado but mostly raised in NC, she has a Masters in special education and works in a local school with preschool aged children. She's always loved traditional origami paper and origami. Katie started as one of those crazy scrapbookers and crafters as well. But when she got into college then her Masters program and then working as a teacher she didn’t have a lot of time for crafts. She did however teach students some simple origami to help with dexterity and listening skills. It was there that she fell in love with origami and Katiemade Origami Designs began.