Once Upon Apparel started when Katie & David realized they could combine Katie's endless love for everything theme park with her knack for layout & design. Together they ventured into the inky world of screen printing and OUA was born!


Katie & David love creating items that bring a little more magic to every day. Katie's designs are inspired by a lifetime of travelling to the parks and all the memories her and David create in the happiest place on Earth. They are both incredibly grateful for the chance to use their passion to bring happiness to others. Together, Katie & David make every OUA item by hand (sometimes their kittens help too) and pack them up with all the magic they can find!

 

KATIE TRAUFFER

Owner . Graphic Designer . Disney Lover . Blogger

Katie is just your average Disney Kid who found a way to mix her passion for everything mouse with her love for creating! She makes every Once Upon Apparel design and even hand letters most of our designs herself (Magic in the Air, Very Merry Raglans, Main Street Magic, and Trick or Treat are 100% Katie-drawn to name a few). Beyond design, backend tech, and her blog FairytaleFoodie.com, Katie is the voice behind the squares on Instagram putting her English background to good use!

 

 

DAVID TRAUFFER

Owner . Shipping & Inventory . Voice of Reason . Best Hubby Ever

David is a Disney Kid by marriage, it was the food that really won him over though! He's a Chemical Engineer and self-taught screen printer- David single handedly screen prints every single tee in our shop! David manages ordering, the incredible & huge inventory that let's us be an always open shop, and keeps Katie from turning every single design gold (seriously, what's wrong with that though?).