Katie Dean

Meet the Designer : Katie Dean

Born and raised in Michigan, my childhood consisted of lots of arts and crafts, exploring the outdoors, a big loving family and tons of baking — needless to say, my heart still lies in the MidWest. I made the big move to Los Angeles in 2007 to see what the West Coast could offer my young artist self and began working a number of jobs, but none of them were “the one”.

I started to make jewelry and while sporting it when I was out and about, people began stopping me, asking where I had gotten the pieces from. Soon enough, I was selling pieces directly off my body. I rarely could keep & wear a piece for a week before someone purchased it from me. It was at that point, I realized I was happiest making jewelry and people were loving it!

Like a fairy tale (…with lots of hard work), it all fell into place. I took the plunge, quit my jobs and went full force into Katie Dean Jewelry. The company started in 2012 and I’m proud to say, it was the right choice.  Nothing makes me happier than making gorgeous, flirty jewels for you to shamelessly take a #selfie in.

Thanks for stopping by #katiedeanjewelry and visit again soon!!

xoxo, Katie

  • Makenzie Schwartz || Vice President, Operations

    Also a Midwestern gal like Katie, I grew up in Chicago. Having spent my whole life in Chi-Town, (a few months in Omaha and a few months in Italy) I always knew I wanted to be in LA, so I packed up and moved after I graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2013 with a degree in Business. As we all learn at some point in our lives, the world is a very small place and I was introduced to Katie through my brother-in-law who grew up with her. The moment I met Katie, I knew I wanted to be a part of her journey.

    Life always works in mysterious ways and a few years later, after working for Lancer Skincare and at a few Tech companies in Silicon Beach, here I am helping Katie build her dream. I oversee all Operations and help our Founder to make our brand THE flirty jewels of the “it girl”.

  • Andrea Kerbuski || Sales Rep, Midwest Regions

    A fellow Michigan native like Katie, I instantly fell in love with her gorgeous jewelry and bonded over our Midwest roots! My background in public relations and personal style blogging gave me a unique combination that’s transitioned well to assisting Katie Dean Jewelry with sales in the Great Lakes area.

  • Bryce Eldridge || Blog + Email Manager

    Growing up in Chillicothe, Ohio (try and pronounce that correctly) was a great experience, and I always knew there was more out there than what existed in my immediate surroundings. Working with Katie Dean Jewelry has been part of that "more" that I knew existed. Katie's approach to fashion & creativity is unique and she deeply cares about her customers–actually helping them to feel great about how they look & feel. I've found an incredible product and team to put my creative energy behind to create amazing experiences for our customers at Katie Dean Jewelry through fantastic emails & blogs.

  • Raychelle Hayes || PR + Marketing Coordinator

    I am a Bay Area native and college student at the University of San Francisco. When I first met Katie I instantly fell in love with her beautiful jewels, but also her passion for her company and her girl boss attitude. I love to work with people, so being responsible for our public relations and blogger outreach has been so much fun! Katie has built a company that empowers people and makes them feel beautiful, and I am so happy to be a part of that.