nature inspired illustration and giftware
I have always made things, as far back as I can remember I have been drawing, painting, sewing, knitting and a whole lot of other stuff besides. I grew up next to the river in a town called Otley in West Yorkshire where I did a lot of walking in woods, paddling in rivers, and birdwatching. This is where my love of wildlife began and since then it seems to have been a prevailing influence on my work.
Creativity was very much encouraged in my family. My dad is an illustrator and former art lecturer- he used to take me in to art college with him when I was little. I have a brother who's a musician, another is a painter and my sister is a jewellery designer/maker.
I opened my Etsy shop in 2008 and I now work full time from my studio at home, and I love being my own boss!
I print my nail stickers and most of my cards and stationery myself at home. Some of my cards, my badges, magnets, mirrors, notebooks, mugs, colouring books and tattoos are made for me with my illustrations by a company not far away in Leeds, and I carefully package everything myself.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
My name is Kate, I am a professional designer/maker based in Otley, UK. I make a range of products including prints, stationery and accessories from my illustrations.
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
My temporary tattoos, badges, magnets, pocket mirrors, mugs and A5 notebooks are made by a fantastic company, Awesome Merchandise who are based just down the road in Leeds. All of these are then packaged by me using eco friendly packaging materials.