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BoInCherryOrchard_4639You arrived at a place that spawns inspiration, strengthens belief in your ideas and inspires you to take action!

I must take a moment to mention my poochie, Bo, shown here who passed last March.  What a wonderful companion and gift he was to me.  Every morning we had a ritual that I now miss but he’s still in my heart as well as in the hearts of those who knew him.  Many store owners in Suttons Bay cherished his visits.  Thank you everyone for sharing your concerns and condolences.  It’s been greatly appreciated.

So….maybe his photos will be inspiration to create paintings for the dog lovers in the world…until then let’s discuss your project or idea. Big or small I have the graphic design, writing and producing skills to make it happen.

I love the creative process – letting go of the reins, letting ideas fly then lassoing the winning concept. Thinking beyond the obvious, challenging all resources, painting the big picture while focusing on the small details – it’s stimulating and energizing.  Much creativity is captured in my small design studio snuggled within the beautiful, artistic and friendly village of Suttons Bay, Michigan.

Currently I’m working on new Digital Paintings.  After my debut in Northport at the new Village Arts Building I received exciting responses from both homeowners and commercial businesses.  You can see my artwork at the Shoreline Arts Gallery in Suttons Bay or contact me directly.

My new creations will be shown at the Arty Party in Leland Michigan in October 2017. When the event draws near I will post details.  Enjoy!



Kat Dakota Design Digital Original Arts Bike Image "Simple Life's Riches"


Meeting Kat Dakota is officially the fastest way to find a new friend.  The bonus, she’s inspiring, creative and a great designer.

Kat’s business card simply reads, “Kat Dakota Design”.  Why?

She explained, “As a designer, I introduce new ideas, new perspectives and create something that’s on target. That can mean – arranging a meeting room, composing shots, creating logos, designing brochures, structuring websites, to writing and editing copy.” When asked what she likes most.  Without hesitation she smiled and said, “Meeting strangers and ending the conversation as friends.”

Her approachable, non-pretentious childlike energy and genuine interest in your success not only makes her hop with excitement but makes her great at what she does.

Her current work features “Digital Painting”.  Her transition away from blending her photography and digital graphics to painting with digital brushes produces bold dynamic graphic-like fine art which is grabbing attention.

Kat Dakota’s Digital Paintings are created by using computer software designed for artist and designers.  The process involves creating digital paint brushes and swatches with varying colors, transparencies, patterns and textures. Art is drawn with the use of computer tablets and different stylus types on separate layers which are blended in multiple ways to create the final art piece.  The Digital Paintings featured in her portfolio involved creating as many as 50 – 100 artwork layers which were merged for the final print.

Take a closer look of her work at Shoreline Arts Galley in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

Don’t be a stranger.  Introduce yourself and you’ll find a friend that has a lot to offer.

In short –Kat’s a designer – a creative professional who packages new ideas into tangible and intangible products that meet clearly defined objectives and goals – by design.

and anywhere in-between – hence the assumed name