About The Artist
An astute student of nature and collector of clipped sprigs and forest finds you can find Katie’s inspiration deep within her hand-drawn illustrations, graphic designs, and original patterns. Her artwork celebrates and explores the natural wonder found all around us, like the fern: often walked on and overlooked, the fern adds green to the darkest forest shadows where the sunlight remains elusive. Her ferocious curiosity ignites her process, where she often collects, photographs, and studies her subjects before her creations come to fruition. She spends her free time hiking with her teenage children, weeding her garden, watering her plants, or getting lost in a good book. To read more about the inspiration behind her work, explore our stories.
The Star Gazer
The Squirrel Whisperer
The Froog Lover
Every illustrated piece begins as intricate hand-drawn sketches during Katie’s studies of natural subjects. These tracing papers show part of her process as she begins capturing each subject before bringing it into the computer. She has accumulated quite a library of past illustrations, now done digitally, to minimize paper use and simplify her process. Once each piece is on the computer, the fun part of her creative process begins, where she will build patterns or individual designs, choose color palettes, and prototype different products.