KatLine was founded in 2014 by Kathleen Qiu as a fashion and costume label. KatLine originated in Chicago before moving for a time to Tallahassee and finally settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Kathleen designs for private clients and the stage. Her recent stage works include The House of Yes, You Mean to Do Me Harm, and The Graduate. Upcoming works include How I Learned to Drive, Cirque Exotique du Monde, and Enemy of the People.
She is a full time electrochemical engineer and has a small herb garden made of cut beer and wine bottles. She considers the single tomato she grew last season a great achievement.