the understory studio

Kaitie Schneider

A wildlife biologist and graphic designer inspiring action through art and researched-based science education.

While completing my degree as a wildlife biologist, my eyes were opened to conservation’s need for educators, creatives, and passionate activists. I strayed from my track of becoming a wildlife professor, realizing that the missing piece to that career was accessibility and inclusivity. That’s when I opened my sustainable graphic design studio, where I work with earth-conscious businesses on branding, photography, and storytelling, alongside an Etsy store full of my art about endangered species from around the world. I am so fortunate to have found a way to use my art to tell stories about the species we share this planet with and support people that are fighting for their survival while continuing my day job as a field scientist.