Katie Savage, Owner | Photo by Jake Gee

Katie Savage, Owner | Photo by Jake Gee

 

Scout & Arrow was born out of a desire to directly connect makers across the U.S. with those who appreciate the handmade.  In other words, connecting the thoughtful with the thoughtfully made. Our shop aims to highlight the process and people behind the objects we choose to surround ourselves with daily,  carrying only small-batch, handmade goods made right here in the U.S. We value the time, energy and skill that go into making ceramics, textiles or prints, and we think you should, too. We hope you enjoy the treasures in our shop!


Katie Savage received her A.B.J. in Public Relations at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. It was there that she first learned the value of a close-knit, creative community. With its vibrant music and art scene, Athens quickly became the standard for a supportive, inspiring community of makers and doers. While it was the first, Athens certainly wouldn't be the last maker-driven community Katie would encounter.

After a year-long stint at a boutique PR firm in New York City, Katie switched gears and began working in admissions for The New School's progressive liberal arts division, Eugene Lang College. Over the course of 6+ years at The New School, Katie developed a passion for travel–recruiting some of the best and brightest students from all over the country and world–and was lucky enough to take advantage of continuing education courses in screen printing, graphic design, and typography through Parsons School of Design, The New School's art and design division. With a new appreciation for the artistic process behind our most cherished objects, Katie began digging deeper into the creative communities she encountered on her travels.

California, one of Katie's most frequented spots for work travel, shaped much of who she is and how she perceives the world today. After three years of flying back and forth between New York City and Los Angeles, Katie eventually moved to San Francisco in 2012. Once in the Bay Area, she discovered yet another supportive network of designers and dreamers. Artist's markets like Renegade Craft Fair and co-working spaces like Makeshift Society introduced her to a whole new world of creatives as small business owners. And suddenly it clicked! This beautiful intersection of being her own boss and lifting up the talents of others was Katie's happy place.

Having lived in New York City and San Francisco, Katie now calls Atlanta home. She lives there with her loving husband and their lanky pup.