Hey, I’m Maggie

I’m a textile artist, handbag and pet gear designer, from Madison, WI.


Being a chronic daydreamer has lead me to creative outlets in textiles, photography, fashion design and production. After completing my Textile and Apparel Design Bachelor’s at UW-Madison and my Associates in Accessory Design at FIT in New York City, I designed handbags for brands including Nicole Miller, Lucky Brand, Franco Sarto and Jessica Simpson.


Later, I returned to Madison where I began prototyping my first handbag line as well as cultivating my knowledge in marketing working at a high-end women’s boutique. In February, 2015 I launched and sold my first printed handbag line, Maggie Modena. Each bag features a limited edition, digitally printed textile made from photographs, drawings, and/or paintings compiled in Photoshop and Illustrator. 


You make backpacks for dogs?

Yep! It all started when I made a matching human and dog backpack for my pug. After all of the smiles and inquiries I got, I launched a Kickstarter in November, 2015 and it was funded by December, 2015. Since then, it’s been a permanent addition and focus of my line, becoming its own entity: Pups Who Pack, and has since expanded into other dog accessories



Contact Information

If you’d like to get in touch about Pups Who Pack wholesale, custom textiles, collaborations, or just want to say hello, you can reach me at maggie@maggiemodena.com



Pups Who Pack Press Kit