Iowa native and Brooklyn transplant Kaitlin McKeown (meh-CUE-en) has over 10 years of jewelry design experience. A certified bench jeweler, she received her BFA in Metalsmithing at Iowa State University's College of Design, and continued her professional studies at the lauded New Approach School for Jewelers in Virginia. In Spring 2012 Kaitlin launched her debut collection. All of the pieces are handmade to order in her Brooklyn studio and she sources all of her materials locally.