About BKA Design

Finding that unique gift that brings an unexpected smile to someone’s face is hard.  You want to be the one with the fun gift.  The one that is talked about for years… 

My name is Allison McMaster and I am the designer and owner of BKA Design, an independently run business in beautiful Marietta, Georgia!  I would love to make that search for THAT gift as simple as possible!

Buying handmade is like adding a personal touch to your gift.   Each pillow cover is sewn by me from canvas/duck cloth from a local distributor and the pillow inserts are also from a local Georgia company.  Because I sew each cover myself, the possibilities are endless on sizing!  Over the last 2 years my business has evolved, with much thanks to custom orders from listening to what my customers request with their designs. 
The creative process is like an adventure and I love discovering new routes and ways to work with designs and textiles!  I take pride in every item from the moment the fabric is cut to packaging it up safely for its travels to its final destination.  I am always so excited to hear from my customers about how much they love their pillows and tote bags, especially when I have worked with them to to make something special that they could not find anywhere else.  I understand how difficult it is to find that perfect design out there, which makes it easier for me to work with you on what you are looking for in a design.
I began designing in 2015, when my son became obsessed with the World Famous Big Chicken that we would see almost every day as we drove across town.  I could not find any shirts with the design, so I made one myself! 

We received many compliments on it and I began working on other local designs.  I started selling at a small pop up shop in the town square and a fourth of July craft show, I knew then that I needed to expand my selection and open my etsy shop.  I began creating designs for other states, as well as for other subjects dear to my heart like science and history.   

In the fall of 2017, I started selling wholesale to shops and museums across the country.  As of April 2018, I work with 17 retailers in stocking their stores with my fun designs ranging from pillows with local skylines in small boutiques to tote bags with historical figures in museums honoring them.

Take a look around at bkadesign.com and see if there is something that catches your eye and could be THAT gift!  And while you are here, sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new designs, sales, and local events that are coming up!