Surfer, artist and health nut. These are just a few words that Katie McLean would use to describe herself.
Growing up among bohemian warehouses, surfboard shapers and craftsmen by the sea in Santa Barbara, California, Katie knew that creativity would always be an integral part of her life.
At heart and in practice, she’s a designer. Whether that’s illustrating, sign painting, graphic design, video editing, or curating art shows and events, Katie does it all.
Whether it’s illustrating, teaching kickboxing or curating an art show, Katie does it all
But out of habit, she’s a health nut and athlete. “I’ve worked at a yoga studio, have a Pilates certification and teach kickboxing,” she says.
As such, deciding what she wanted to do has been a long and winding journey.
“Honestly, it’s been one of my biggest challenges for the last four years,” Katie says. “I’ve debated between various passions, questioned what is the smartest pursuit, and which makes me happiest.”
Katie’s latest project though is her biggest business pursuit so far. She’s about to launch her own surf fitness line, called Psychedelic Honey.
We speak to Katie to find out her advice when it comes to starting your own business…