Get To Know You ~ Alli K

Get To Know You ~ Alli K

Written by: 
Samantha Beck

Alli Koch is the hands and heart behind Alli K Design.

CT GTK Alli K Portrait

She has created a name for herself using her unique drawing style and staple black and white color palette. You can find Alli’s artwork on murals in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and throughout the United States.  

CT GTK Alli K New Jersey Mural

An AlliK mural at Bridgewater Commons Mall in New Jersey.

As a visual artist and illustrator, Alli is on a mission to inspire others to create beautiful things. Alli has published multiple books that teach readers step-by-step how to draw. She has a weekly podcast with her dad called “Breakfast with Sis.” When she is not out painting murals around her hometown of Dallas, TX, you can find Alli in her studio drinking a Chick-Fil-A sweet tea and cuddling with her cats.

CT GTK AlliK Illustrations Fabrics

Illustrations by Alli K for Moda Fabrics.

Alli’s home & gift items are now available at Moda Fabrics.  Stay tuned for her newest collection Hey Y’all, showing to shops in October.

CT GTK AlliK Assorted Prints From Illustrations

Illustration by Alli K - assorted prints used to make zipper bags.

What is your favorite color?

Black!

What is your favorite season and why?

Late spring and early summer! I feel the happiest when the sun is out, and I can hang out outside.

CT GTK AlliK Glam Bag Be You

Alli K Be You Grid Glam Bag - measures 5.5" x 8".

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Definitely a night owl - I feel most creative at night.

CT GTK AlliK Floral Glam Bag

Alli K Moody Floral Glam Bag - measures 5.5" x 8".

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher! In a way I kinda feel I achieved that with my how to draw books, sharing lessons I’ve learned on social media, and with my mentor sessions.

What inspires you daily?

The people around me! I am so proud of my friends and family. Their successes and drive motivates me to do the same. I’m also fueled by great conversations!

CT GTK AlliK Illustrations Project Sheet Quilt

Illustrated Squares Project Sheet by Moda Fabrics - made with Illustrations.

What is your favorite food?

Does sweet tea count?  I love fruit (another reason why I love summertime) and waffle fries are my weakness.

CT GTK AlliK Meori Mini Foldable Box

Meori Mini Foldable Box in Moody Floral - measures 6.5" x 6.5" x 5".

Where was your best vacation?

I love to visit anywhere that involves a beach or warm weather! But my favorite trip so far has been to Paris, London and Italy. I literally felt like I was in a movie. But I am headed to Hawaii in a few weeks so I’m sure I will feel the same way, unplugging in any new scenery is always much needed!

CT GTK AlliK Craft Tote

Craft Tote in Moody Floral - This stylish tote bag has 16 pockets on the outside, a large mesh pocket on the inside and padded handles. Made from durable fabric, clean with a damp cloth. Craft Tote measures 13" x 8.5" x 5.75".

What is your favorite movie? Actress or Actor?

I love a good Disney movie. One that I could watch a million times is the remake live version of Cinderella. The subtle life lessons it shares feed my soul.

What are your top studio essentials or must-haves?

A good pair of scissors, a cutting mat, a seam ripper and my IPad.

CT GTK AlliK Books

Three of Alli K's books - these are not available through Moda.

What are the words you live by?

I am a perfectionist, and I have been from a young age. My dad always tells me, “If it was perfect, it wouldn’t look handmade.” I repeat that to myself multiple times a day! If a client wanted something perfect they would have had a computer make it.  What I create is made with my hands so it’s going to look that way.

CT GTK AlliK Mural Fort Worth

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