About the Artist

BOLD STANDARD is the design child of North Carolina based artist, Kathleen Grebe, an advertising art director of 15 years whose casual jewelry hobby evolved into a second occupation.

Following an artist residency at Savannah College of Art and Design, Kathleen built her own laser cutting lab and taught herself how to cut and etch plastic, wood and fabric — transforming flat sheets of material into striking sculptural jewelry. 

Her graphic design background guides the patterns, geometric shapes, clean lines and typographic treatments that make up her unique modern style.

A compulsive experimenter, K.G. uses a wide range of artistic techniques — etching, melting and layering her way towards unexpected design. 

K.G. is still passionate about her previous career and continues to freelance as an art director and graphic designer, designing everything from logos to ad campaigns. Her extensive portfolio, including her work with companies like Adidas, can be viewed at kathleengrebe.com