"She who makes a bold fashion statement possesses even deeper courage within."
– KATHLEEN GREBE Bold Standard Owner & Designer
A STRIPED PAST
K.G. went from art directing commercials with Russel Wilson to designing statement jewelry for the the modern woman. From creating logos for superstars like Dwight Howard to teaching herself how to laser cut. From marketing for brands like Nike to building a fashion brand of her own.
Her career offered an array of fun opportunities, but after 15 years of bringing other people’s visions to life, she wondered what it would be like to realize her own.
To feel the thrill of design without compromise, K.G. started making jewelry (pictured here in her first jewelry studio — a closet).
A forever fan of big fashion statements, K.G. channeled the fearless fashionista and set out to create a new kind of bold.
Full creative control suited her and her grip on the corporate ladder loosened. Then, an artist residency at Savannah College of Art & Design officially catapulted her into the world of contemporary jewelry design.
She built her own laser cutting lab and started transforming flat sheets of material into striking sculptural jewelry.
Through an innovative spirit and elastic design talent, Bold Standard was born.
AN ARTIST EVOLVING
A compulsive experimenter, K.G. uses a wide range of techniques to compliment her strong silhouettes, rhythmic repetition and high contrast.
She uses serial planes to create parametric designs that resemble contemporary art and architecture.
Her graphic design background inspired her “undercover typography” technique which disguises words within 3-d textures.
And she developed a hand-torched method that mimics bubbles of water and the froth of ocean waves.
Pushing the envelope with materials and design, K.G. continues to reinterpret the meaning of bold.
She hopes wearing Bold Standard emboldens women, giving them that extra spark to drive their ambition and tap into that deeper courage within.