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hi, i'm katy!

An Illustrator and Art Department Assistant/Prop Maker based in Kent. 


I use my playful style to help explain concepts with a naive clarity. Combining hand-made textures and collage with digital manipulation, I love to create joyful and expressive worlds. My illustrations have found place commercially within editorial, publishing, TV and charity/non-for-profit, but I'm open to all kinds of projects.

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art department

I'm an industrious and well-rounded creative with experience designing visuals, art, graphics, props and assisting on shows for Netflix, Channel 4, SkyKids, CBeebies, CITV and NBC Peacock. I'm looking to explore new genres & bring a fresh energy to exciting art departments.

In my spare time, you can find me giving talks and running workshops for universities & creative events.

To get in touch, please email 


illustration clients include

Beer52, CBeebies, Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), Medicinal Media, The Happy Newspaper, Terrific Television, Society of Authors, Oh Magazine, Summerhill Trust, Illustrated Tapes, Popshot Magazine, Aww Magazine, Gem Software, Aila Magazine, Tern Heads, 8Books.


"It was brilliant working with Katy for The Happy Newspaper. Not only were her illustrations delivered in a timely manner, but she was a joy to communicate with and her illustrations speak for themselves. I keep noticing new details in the crowd scene she created for us and I will come back to enjoy it time and time again." - Zabby Allen, The Happy Newspaper

"I have worked with Katy on a number of projects including editorial and book illustrations. Her playful style contains a rich quality that also brings gravitas to the subject. Working with Katy is easy and enjoyable. She's quick to understand each commission and provides brilliant sketch ideas. She takes on feedback effortlessly and her final artwork is of the best quality. In one succinct sentence — she is a delight to work with."

- Cathy McKinnon, Oh Magazine / Summerhill Trust


"I loved working with Katy for the last issue of The Author - her ideas, colours and energy were on point. Go hire her!" - Carlotta Eden, Society of Authors

"Katy's a real pleasure to work with. Hugely creative, her unique artwork and attention to detail is second to none. On the studio floor Katy is sharp and takes the pressure of TV production in her stride, always with a smile. Thoroughly recommend." - Nic Ayling, Executive Producer at Terrific Television


UCA Grads to Look Out For 2022

Tern Heads 2021

Creative Boom 2020

The Arena 2020

Headless Greg 2020

Rye Here Rye Now 2020

talks, mentoring & events

Using my Illustration Skills in the TV Industry talk, Tern Heads 2023

UCA Alumni Progression talk, UCA Rochester 2022

Visual Communication: Design the Future talk and panel, UCA Canterbury 2022

Creative Mentor for illustration and art department, The Arena 2022

Founder / Speaker Creative Coffee Morning 2021-2022

Design the Future online talk, UCA Canterbury 2021

Aila Takeover social media takeover, Aila Magazine 2021

How to Become a Freelance Illustrator talk, Tern Heads 2021

Approaching the Major Project talk, BA Illustration and Animation, UCA 2020

Out of Isolation exhibition, Herbert Read Gallery 2020

First Draft exhibition and market, Canterbury 2020

Winter Market Canterbury and Rochester 2019

Towner Gallery Illustration & Print Fair Eastbourne 2019

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