ABOUT



ABOUT: My name is Katie Michels — that's me in the photos over there. I enjoy coming up with phrases, lettering them, and arranging those letters to look really awesome on products. I love personal development, the Golden Girls (best theme song ever), spending time with my niece, and talking in strange voices. I believe that making yourself proud is where it's at.

Off Switch began as a personal blog, evolved into a quarterly magazine, and in October of 2013 I opened this space to combine my love of paper goods and empowering messages into fun things for your daily life. In May of 2016 I debuted over 50 new products at the National Stationery Show in NYC. Off Switch counts Paper Source among it's vendors.

Today I sell a mix of physical and digital products as well as do lettering, pattern, and mural projects. If you like my style and have a project idea, shoot me an email!

THE NAME: The name Off Switch came from my childhood. My parents would say I didn't have an off switch because I was so talkative (errr annoying?). When it came time to name my business, I wanted to call to mind the energy that living without an off switch evokes. For me personally, Off Switch means living a full life pursuing things that bring me joy.

MISSION: I believe in you, simple as that. We can do amazing things in this life, and often times all we need is some encouragement, self love, and good humor.

SHORT & SWEET: Off Switch is an online store selling greeting cards, tote bags, digital products, and more. All products (aside from our mugs) are proudly made in the USA and ship from the western suburbs of Chicago, IL. Off Switch is the creation of Katie Michels.

GIVING BACK: Beginning in Fall 2018 I will be making changes to the framework of Off Switch and incorporating a theme of consciousness and giving to our vision. Stay tuned!

 

COLLABORATIONS

I love to collaborate with influencers, businesses, and creative folks! If you have an idea for a way for us to work together, please email me at hello@offswitchshop.com. I look forward to hearing from you!