Kitiya is a multi-disciplinary designer with over 12 years experience crafting for global brands. She is the founder of Kitiya Palaskas Studio and the author of Piñata Party, a DIY craft book. As a handmade expert, she is renowned for her bold, playful designs and colourful style, and is passionate about skill-sharing, advocating for more open dialogue around wellbeing issues for creatives, and forever hyping handmade culture, especially in this digital world we now live in.
Best song to craft to: Temperature by Sean Paul
Best cocktail: Margarita
Most-used craft supply: Double-sided tape
Fun Fact About Kit: Used to be in an all-girl rap group
Greta Egan is a Naarm (Melbourne) based content creator and marketing gal with a love of photography and film. She is always keeping up to date with the latest social media trends, and spends way too much time online soaking up inspiration. Greta is the powerhouse behind our marketing and content here at KP Studio.
Best song to create to: Has to be Edge of Midnight by Miley Cyrus (feat. Stevie Nicks). Bad. Bitch. Energy.
Best cocktail: Cosmopolitan
Favourite Social Media platform: Instagram! Although Pinterest is a close second.
Fun Fact About Greta: Oat lattes are my kryptonite!
Victoria McGinness is a Naarm (Melbourne) based embroidery artist and illustrator who loves to learn new crafts and make things the old fashioned way, with her hands. She especially likes using found and second-hand materials, emphasising the importance of utilising the plethora of resources that we already have, before consuming new. You're most likely to find Vic leading the charge at our events and workshops.
Best song to craft to: Knockin' On Heavens Door, but I'm afraid it has to be the terrible Guns N' Roses live version, with the extended reggae outro.
Best cocktail: Marg, marg marg, I love salt and lime so very much.
Most-used craft supply: Sewing needle. So small, so versatile.
Fun Fact About Vic: When I was 5 years old, I was obsessed with panning for gold. I blame Sovereign Hill.
Prop and Installation Design
Bespoke, handmade objects and experiences to elevate your campaigns
Niche digital content to showcase your brand in a charming, original way
Colourful illustrations with a tactile, craft-based twist
Hands-on, community-based making experiences that inspire
Niche knowledge and educational insights from an industry expert
We love a challenge and can't wait to hear about your project
“Kit was an absolute pleasure to work with on the concept for our Summer 2019 campaign. She worked to the brief and created a fun, colourful, quirky window for selected stores across the brand. Handling everything from start to finish, Kit made it easy to get this up and running in a very short amount of time. It's a busy time in retail in November and Kit helped make it a little bit easier by handling the sourcing of materials and installation of this window to ensure it looked exactly how we imagined. I look forward to working with her again!”
“We worked with Kit to create the collaboration of our dreams. From the first meeting, we knew we’d struck gold. We found someone who was approachable, reliable and who really cared about her craft. Kit thinks outside of the box every step of the way. She can transform a simple idea into something beyond your imagination. If you have the chance to work with Kit, do it!”
“Kit's style and level of work is as expected - perfection! I enjoyed her pitch document too - really helpful for selling things in on my end.”
“Kitiya was a pleasure to work with installing a bright, playful and multi-layered response to our Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Disney: The Magic of Animation. Kit was incredibly thorough and professional, providing two concepts with detailed drawings that facilitated swift approval among stakeholders. She was able to problem-solve and adjust her designs on the day of install and the result was a stunning celebration of shop product adding colour and vibrancy to our retail frontage. ”
“Kitiya was a delight to work with on our Knit Con 2022 project for Pinterest. Her keynote talk on the Importance of Handmade in a Digital World left a huge impact on our guests and left them feeling inspired & confident to go out and work with their hands more. I would recommend Kit to anyone, she would be an asset to any event and really brought the fun and colour! ”
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