The Name : Alleycat Designs
Many people have asked where we got our name. I'd
love to tell you an exciting and creative story, but in
fact, I have none. I took a graphic design course at a
Tech Center long before we started Alleycat Designs. In
the class, we had to come up with a ficticious company.
Many of the examples put in front of us had cartoon
animals as the mascot. I chose Kool Kat Designs. The
time finally came to open our own business. We wanted to
be one of the first companies listed in the phone book.
We decided to take the Kool Kat idea and change it to
Alleycat. Thus, Alleycat Designs was born.
In 2000, my husband and I started our
embroidery business in our garage. I also worked at a
airbrush store in a mall. We began with just embroidery,
but soon offered screen printing as well. Eventually, we
had to purchase a heat press so we could add heat
transfers to our mix. Finally, a cad cutter made an
appearance in our garage. As you can imagine, the garage
was full and we out grew it
In July, 2006, we finally moved to a