START-UP & SMALL BUSINESS
Work: Three Jane: Designer; Founder; Licensor & Creative Director of Maps by A.JAFFE
Education: BA, New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Hometown: Darien, CT
Current Hinge City: New York City
Influence: 676 friends on Hinge
Your most embarrassing date moment?
Well, this didn't quite make it to a date, but let me tell you about my 48 hours on Tinder. I'd been dating this guy for 2 years, so dating apps were completely foreign to me. I'm swiping away on Tinder, getting matched with all of my guy friends and thinking it was so entertaining. But fast forward to the next day - I'm in the Diamond District, minding my own business, when this guy says, "Hey, Katie." I have a bad memory and try to make up for it in friendliness, so I say, "Hello," back. Welp, this guy gets 6-train-at-rush-hour close to me and BREATHES into my ear, "I knew it was you. I recognized you from Tinder." And that concluded my 48 hours on Tinder! Cue: Hinge.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
I'm really proud of my product licensing deal with A.JAFFE. My best-selling idea is taking any address in the world (say, where you got engaged), and engraving the location onto a metal map necklace, marking your location with a small diamond. This is a gift that works for every occasion, from weddings to graduations, because it's a product that represents the milestones, moments, and places that define you as a person. I have to pinch myself regularly to absorb the fact that the idea I started out of my West Village apartment is now in 100 stores nationwide... and counting. I'm so proud to have made such a meaningful product that is reaching people all over the world.
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