Hi! I'm Jenna, the owner of Yat Cat Print Co. I design, illustrate and screenprint by hand every single item that my shop offers! I grew up around entrepreneurs and always knew that I wanted a business of my own, but never quite knew what that would look like. After earning a degree in Film and quickly realizing that I didn't want to be in that industry, I went back to school for Graphic Design and fell in love with the structured chaos. I really enjoyed experimenting with being creative within a set of guidelines. I then taught myself how to screenprint so I could wear my own designs and thus Yat Cat was born. My parents always say that their favorite part about owning a small business is the ability to help so many people in a variety of ways. I wish to do the same with my business and hope that each Yat Cat piece touches someone in a unique way. I love meeting my customers and growing from each interaction, so come say hey at the next market, event or pop up!
Yat Cat Print Co. offers eclectic apparel, accessories, and gifts that draw inspiration from a variety of sources...mainly cats, nature and New Orleans! My wish is that everyone who wears a Yat Cat tee feels unique, expressive and relaxed. Each item is the result of a hand-pulled screen print, printed in New Orleans.
Screenprinting is an intricate process that involves "burning" a screen using photo emulsion and UV light and using a squeegee to pull ink through the stencil and onto the garment. The ink is then cured and the piece is finished! If you have any other questions about my design or printing process, feel free to email or head to our "Eco Statement" page to learn more about the products we use.