Hi, I'm Mckinley
I’m an artist, designer, illustrator, and the gal behind Lucky Bat Paper Co. - a small Baltimore-based business that creates colorful and happy illustrated paper goods. My goal is to inspire kindness, connection, and smiles through the gift of paper. And I like to have pun while doing it!
Lucky Bat Paper Co. is a one-woman operation; everything is designed, painted, packaged, and shipped by me (with love) out of my home-studio in Baltimore, MD.
Why lucky bat?
One question I’m asked pretty frequently is “Why the name Lucky Bat?”. Well… I like bats. They’re a really cool animal that tends to get a bad rap. While a lot of people are obsessed with unicorns and cute whales, I’m into bats.
🦇 Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitos PER HOUR and often consume their body weight in insects every night. Not only is this great for me and all the other mosquito magnets out there but this insect-heavy diet helps farmers protect their crops from pests.
🦇 Bats are nocturnal pollinators and play a vital role in the reproduction of many plants. Over 300 species of plants depend on bats for pollination including: bananas, avocados, mangos, figs, agave (used to make tequila), and cacao (the main ingredient in chocolate).
🦇 Bats can live more than 30 years and some can fly as fast as 100 mph.
🦇 Some bats hibernate in the winter and can survive freezing temperatures even after being encased in ice…!!!
Being Earth-conscious is very important to me. All of my products are printed using eco-friendly materials and methods:
🌿 FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper.
🌿 Kraft envelopes made from recycled material
🌿 Shipping supplies that are recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable.
🌿 Wind-powered printing
🌿 Waterless printing processes