Katie Boyle is a Toronto-based designer and metalsmith. Her curiosity and love for design has taken her around the world on a mission of exploration and discovery. These experiences have shaped her aesthetic, values, and perception of what is important in life.
A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), with a Bachelor of Design and several accolades, Katie has worked with various Toronto-based jewelry designers. In 2011, her design of the Mucalinda Serpent King bracelet was auctioned off as part of Leigh Blake and Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive Foundation at the Black Ball, which helped raise $2 million in aid for those living with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
Katie then took her design skills to the wildly successful, award-winning fashion and lifestyle website COVETEUR, where she worked with notable brands including CHANEL, Coach, Sephora, Jo Malone, and Dior as Design Director. In 2016, she decided to focus on her eponymous line, kb, full time. With kb, Katie makes timeless, modern, and relaxed pieces you’ll never want to take off. Most recently, she completed a certificate in Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Design at the GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) London campus as a scholarship recipient.
Photo by Renée Rodenkirchen