Hi there! I am Kat, from Illustrated Kat, a freelance illustrator and designer based in a small village near Birmingham. From a quaint, little studio I create bespoke, hand drawn fabrics which feature a contemporary, botanical style. My interest in pretty and peculiar plants, push the boundaries of ‘timeless florals’ and brings new and exciting products into customers homes.
After graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class degree in Illustration BA(Hons), I launched my business Illustrated Kat! It is now a Princes Trust supported business, I sell at many craft markets, I have products stocked shops throughout the West Midlands and all of my products are available online from my Etsy store. Some exciting business milestones for Illustrated Kat include being featured in the Etsy Spring catalogue and having a direct message off Liberty London, expressing their fondness for my fabrics. I am also a proud supporter of the shop local movement, keeping my product environmental and sustainable – made in the UK.
The permanent designs in Illustrated Kat are Idyllic Spring, Carnivorous and Large Leaves. Throughout the year, limited edition prints become available which match the seasons. My inspiration stems from the 19th century architecture glasshouses and the explosion of exotic plants found inside. The designs hold beautiful detail, showing each individual plant and exploring nature within different environments. You can find my designs printed and hand made into cushions, lampshades, makeup bags, drawstring bags, coin purses and much more amazing gifts and products! The Dark to Light and Bold Botanical collections are for sale on my Etsy shop. Since launching Illustrated Kat, customers have approached me to create custom, bespoke fabrics for their homes. Following their ideas and colour pallets, I draw the design and print it onto a suitable fabric.
In addition to the textile design products, I also work as a freelance illustrator. I work with clients to create personalised gifts out of miniature papercuttings, custom fabrics for their homes and illustrations for home, business and social media. If you need an illustrator to help you with a gift or business, I can help you develop your ideas and work to create something special and unique!
All of my Illustrated Kat products, are now available for wholesale so please email if you would like to receive a catalogue. I am happy to discus custom fabric, personalised gifts or freelance work – firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrated Kat products can be purchased from http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/illustratedKat