Katie Mont (BFA '15)

Katie Mont works on a painting in a studio setting.
Follow Katie Mont on Instagram @katie.mont to see more of her work.

While exploring our favorite college town of Denton, Texas, you are guaranteed to come across a lot of beautiful art. One of the artists responsible for beautifying Denton landscapes and the websites of local businesses is Katie Mont, Texas Woman’s graphic design alumna, artist and entrepreneur.

Mont originally attended another university before realizing the school wasn’t for her. She transferred and found a home at TWU. “Attending TWU ended up being one of the best choices I've ever made,” says Mont. “My professors were amazing and instilled a fire and drive in me. TWU gave me back my passion for education and knowledge.”

Mont’s artistic and entrepreneurial nature began at a young age. She was always drawing or creating and recalls a time in elementary school selling wallets made from newspaper comic  strips to her friends. 

“I didn't think going to school to be an ‘artist’ was ever a viable option,” Mont says. “When I joined the high school yearbook and discovered the world of graphic design, I felt I'd found my true calling.”

I have the opportunity to create anything my heart desires, to create art prints and leggings and backpacks and to see people in real life wearing them because they resonate with them. That's an amazing feeling.

Today, you can see Mont’s murals at local businesses including Denton County Brewing Company and Komodo Loco. She has also completed web design and branding with hundreds of clients on projects big and small, including:

Mont’s work earned her the 2018 Denton Arts & Music Award for Best Graphic Artist, and her entrepreneurial spirit has only grown since her early days of creating comic strip wallets. Mont has turned her art into a line of leggings and backpacks for sale in her online shop.

“I have the opportunity to create anything my heart desires, to create art prints and leggings and backpacks and to see people in real life wearing them because they resonate with them. That's an amazing feeling,” she says.

Attending TWU ended up being one of the best choices I've ever made. My professors were amazing and instilled a fire and drive in me. TWU gave me back my passion for education and knowledge.

When not doing freelance work, Mont is the director of marketing with The Sun Company, a startup specializing in residential, commercial and microgrid renewable solutions. She joined The Sun Company in the spring of 2018 and is now building a team to help grow the company.

“It's been awesome working for a company that aligns with my values and makes me feel like I'm really making an impact,” says Mont. “Working with a startup, getting to see a company crafted from its foundation, and playing an integral part in that construction is an insanely awesome feeling.”

Shortly after transferring to TWU, Mont was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Going on four years in remission, Mont uses her art and experience with Fibromyalgia to educate others how to deal with the disorder with diet and lifestyle changes. You can follow her on Instagram @thefibrospecial.

I didn't think going to school to be an ‘artist’ was ever a viable option. When I joined the high school yearbook and discovered the world of graphic design, I felt I'd found my true calling.

Katie Mont poses with a mural she painted outside Denton County Brewing Company.

Katie Mont's mural work located at Denton County Brewing Company.

A collection of Katie Mont's artwork hanging in a studio setting.

Artwork by: Katie Mont

A collection of Katie Mont's artwork in a studio setting.

Artwork by: Katie Mont

If you’re interested in seeing more of Katie Mont’s work, follow her on Instagram @katie.mont and visit her website at www.katiemont.com.

Media Contact

Christy Savage
Staff Reporter
940-898-3254
csavage3@twu.edu

Page last updated 11:00 AM, October 1, 2019