Kathy Beymer

A lover of all things useful, clever and playful, designer Kathy Beymer dreams up everyday objects with a twist.

Combining materials in smart, unexpected ways is Beymer's specialty: her chalkboard pillow was a finalist in UncommonGoods' first YouGoods contest.

An avid crafter, Beymer keeps a popular DIY craft blog that's been featured on DailyCandy and in The Knot Magazine and TimeOut Magazine, among various others.

As a marketing professional, Beymer has spent the past 15 years executing cross-channel marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies like Accenture, Arc Worldwide and Designkitchen.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter, Elise.