-Owner/Designer/Maker of Black Swamp

-Design Partner at Joseph Thompson Woodworks

-Freelance Designer, Creative Consultant, Writer, Photographer, and Marketing/PR professional with experience in a variety of industries including agriculture, retail, healthcare and others.

-Artist specializing in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, photography, digital arts, and wood.

-Available for public speaking and teaching opportunities.

To hire Katie, please email her directly at Katie.Kozar(at)




#DearCongress Social Media Video Contribution, TODAY, NBC News

Exhibitions, Collections and Projects


-Charleston Night Bazaar, Charleston, SC

-ICE Atlanta Fall Market, Atlanta, GA


-Cistern Oak Collection, College of Charleston Alumni Association, Charleston, SC


SC State Museum “Carolina Makers” Exhibit, Columbia, SC

-ICE Atlanta Summer Market, Atlanta, GA


-One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL

-Root City Market, Atlanta, GA

-Renegade Craft Fair Summer and Mini Markets, Chicago, IL

-Lowcountry Artist Market, Charleston, SC

LOCAL Makers Series featuring Joseph Thompson Woodworks and Black Swamp, Dwelling, Charleston, SC


One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL

-Art with a BANGS, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA


One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL

Antique and Design Center, High Point Market October 2012, High Point, NC

25: Target Gallery Celebrates 25 Years, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Arts Center, Alexandria, VA

American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA


American Craft Council, Atlanta, GA

Kickstarter Campaigns


Little Beaver Builds a Bed – A Children’s Book, Successfully funded, August 2015


Black Swamp  Naturally Inspired Jewelry, Successfully funded, November 2014



Artist Talk – 24th Annual Decatur Arts Festival – Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA



-Thompson, Katie, Solecki, Kristen, “Little Beaver Builds a Bed,” BookBaby


-Aboyan, Laura, “Columbia Food A History of Cuisine in the Famously Hot City”, History Press



-Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast – November 24, 2018 Episode

Other Previous Work and Contributions, Charleston, SC

Charleston Farmers Market Assistant Manager and Finance Assistant, City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Charleston, SC

REDUX Contemporary Art Center, Internship, Charleston, SC

Oxy-Acetylene Welding Course at Mirabella-Finch Studio, Augusta, GA

Pinckney’s Produce Community Supported Agriculture Program, Marketing and Membership Coordinator, Holly Hill, SC and Beaufort, SC


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