Katie Carder is inspired by the shapes and patterns found in the natural world. She emulates, alters, simplifies and repeats these shapes and patterns to create original works of wearable art. Her passion for jewelry design began in high school where she took many art classes. Katie attended Indiana University where she studied Art History and Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. In 2006, she graduated with her BA and BFA; shortly after graduating, she launched Katie Carder Fine Jewelry.