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Kaleigh Wiese is an endless creator, branding educator, entrepreneur and public speaker. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, where she is the founder/creative director of Méldeen, a luxury branding and stationery company focused on designing unique touch-points throughout the wedding experience. 2019 celebrated 11 years in the wedding world (also her favorite number). She hosts a YouTube interview series spotlighting event professionals and their creativity hacks, plus she is the co-founder of Shindig Jobs, a online platform that connects event pros and workers for events nationwide.
Kaleigh’s desire for entrepreneurial endeavors began at a young age. The motivated student attended college at age 16, began taking on freelance design projects, and realized quickly that she could meld business with her creativity. She has been featured on Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, The Knot 100 Most Inspiring Wedding Pros, WIPA chapters nationally, and NBC affiliate KXAN, plus taken her ambition to the stage as a public speaker at conferences across the United States, including Wedding MBA and other niche workshops. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 Kaleigh has been on the road alongside The Knot Workshop as the exclusive brand designer + educator. She is the liaison between The Knot and local planners each city to design each unique event brand with her company Méldeen.
Kaleigh believes that the secret behind being a powerful creative is time to allow yourself to be inspired. She and her husband, Michael, are parents to two rescue pups, Charlie and Jack, and often take them along boating on Lake Travis. They are avid travelers, whether it’s a weekend getaway, international adventure or just explorers in their own town — because “you have to always be on the hunt for the best margs and queso in ATX.”