Kathy Story is the founder and designer of the Clairebella brand. Kathy studied art and communications at Missouri State University. While living in Sydney, Australia, Kathy was a freelance surface artist and designer for Longina Phillips Design Studio. After returning to the US, she launched Clairebella as a juvenile products company, selling to high-end, specialty boutiques. Kathy grew the line to include personalized gift and tech products. Today, Kathy partners with several companies and has expanded the line to include bedding, rugs, interior paint, decorator fabric, pillows and wallpaper.