Kitiya is a seasoned and proficient public speaker with over a decade of experience presenting to a range of local and international audiences, from small groups to packed auditoriums. She is passionate about speaking on topics relating to celebrating handmade culture, forging unique career paths, building a thriving creative business, and managing creative wellbeing.
  • Creative conferences

  • Events

  • Podcasts and TV

  • Adobe MAX Conference 2021

    Kitiya was invited to present a session tailored to small business owners, freelancers and creative entrepreneurs. Her presentation focused on:

    • Tips and tricks for managing your own marketing as a solo business owner or small team

    • How to streamline your marketing workflows to save time

    • How to use Adobe Express as a tool to elevate your branding and marketing

  • My Daily Business Coach Podcast

    In this small business owner interview, podcast host Fiona spoke to Kitiya about working with some of the biggest brands in the world since starting her business 12 years ago. Interview topics included:

    • How to find your own original creative voice

    • Networking and how to build meaningful business relationships

    • How to start a niche creative business

    • How to find and work successfully with design clients

  • Pinterest Knit Con 2022

    Kitiya was invited to present a keynote talk at Pinterest Knit Con 2022, a conference for Pinterest Staff from around the Asia-Pacific region. Kitiya’s talk on the Importance of Handmade in a Digital World explored the unique qualities of handmade design and focused on:

    • How handmade design builds authentic connections with audiences and customers

    • The importance of keeping handmade skills alive in a digital age

    • How engaging in DIY and craft activities can improve your mental wellbeing

  • Soul Traders Podcast

    In this heartfelt interview with Bo and Amy from the Soul Traders Podcast, Kitiya shared insights into her advocacy efforts around the topic of creative wellbeing, and provided advice and tips for creatives struggling with burnout, setting boundaries, navigating creative ruts, and imposter syndrome.

  • Adobe MAX Conference 2022

    Kitiya was invited to present for a second time at Adobe MAX, sharing valuable insights from her personal experience with Burnout, and how it can affect creatives. Her session talk included:

    • Why we experience creative burnout
    • How to recognize creative burnout
    • Three practical tips for managing burnout
    • How to streamline your creative business to help manage feelings of overwhelm

Here's what our clients think

  • “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! ”

    Montana Cooper, Project Manager, Our Friends Electric
  • “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!”

    Breana Phillips, Marketing Director, Hey Tiger Chocolate

Frequently Asked Questions

Kitiya can speak on a myriad of topics relating to handmade culture and creative careers. Some of her most requested presentations have included:

- How to Forge a Niche Creative Career

- The Importance of Handmade in a Digital World

- How to Manage Burnout and Protect your Creative Energy

If you are interested in booking Kitiya to speak, please get in touch and she can customise a talk to best suit your audience

Absolutely! Please contact the studio with your speaking event request and we can go from there. Please note, for all speaking engagements that require travel, flights and accommodation must be covered by the client.

A kitiya Palaskas starburst shape in colour purple
A kitiya Palaskas starburst shape in colour purple

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