City lover, lake lounger, foodie, fashionista & idea executer.
As a young Texas native, Kaleigh was constantly creating and aspiring to be an entrepreneur. There was something about small business, fashion, and creativity that motivated her. As a face paced learner, Kaleigh attended college at the tender age of sixteen. She held a job in a small studio that allowed her to solve projects creatively and communicate with graphics and design. She had stumbled upon a medium she felt passionate about and soon her business brain kicked in. It didn’t take long for Kaleigh to produce freelance side projects under her name.
In May 2007, the helvetica-obsessed designer launched The Modern Creative in Omaha, Nebraska. It was a branding and creative studio that contracted other designers to execute the best design for her clients. One year later, Méldeen launched as luxury wedding paper studio specializing in developing stationery out of unthinkable and unusual materials. Méldeen now focuses on partnerships with planners and other creative people in the luxury wedding world internationally. In 2012, Méldeen moved their office to Austin, Texas. Which meant Kaleigh, her husband Michael, and their charming pup Jack headed back to her home state. They then added a rescue dog Charlie and some good 'ol Texas adventures.
In 2015, Kaleigh and her husband launched Garment Exchange which allows women to rent out their underutilized clothing at little-to-no work for $$. They are passionate about being the first community driven, peer-to-peer rental marketplace for women's clothing. They are currently scaling and growing the brand throughout North America.
In 2016, Kaleigh advanced Méldeen with PIXEL by Méldeen. One of the first location-based, custom Snapchat filter providers for social and business. Using Snapchat’s tools, PIXEL creates and deploys custom geo-filters nationwide.
When Kaleigh isn’t leading Garment Exchange or Méldeen, you can find her on the lake, volunteering with various fashion organizations — and thinking about her next entrepreneurial adventure while encouraging young people to live their best life, and follow through with their ideas.