Tue, February 7th, 2017
An insight into our latest Artist on board at Radwraps...
We are delighted to give an insight into our latest artist to join the Radwraps team...
"As soon as we first set our eyes on these images we knew straight away we had to get Katy on board, colour and life has never been more appropriate than her amazing images"
After studying and gaining an HND in 2D Animation from the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (now the Arts University College at Bournemouth) and brief ‘brushes’ with Aardman Animation, Warner Bros and Disney, Katy realised that her passion for ‘creating’ lay in the character design, story telling and setting the scene (sadly, not in the moving image).
So, moving swiftly sideways and having the extraordinary opportunity to work from home, she doggedly pursued a career in freelance Illustration. Managing a Gallery on a part-time basis, Katy illustrated in the remaining time, gaining and being recommended by clients such as Waterstones, J. Sainsburys, W F Graham, Hotch Potch, Washington Green and De Montfort and Cranfield Universities.
This work (along with personal recommendations) led to a 1 day a week work placement in a local Primary School as an Artist in Residence for 2 years. This amazing stroke of luck gave Katy the impetus, confidence and the finances, to finally ‘bite the bullet’ and freelance fulltime.
In doing so, she met and worked with many more clients from Harper Collins, Rocket, Folens, County Studio, DC Thomson and co., Jellycat, The MS Trust, Quick Brown Fox, Holy Mackerel, New Generation Publishing, Safe Dreams and LoveEurope.
Katy also works ‘hand in hand’ with a variety of different Charities, from the Act Against Bullying Charity, the MS Trust, Winston’s Wish and UNICEF to, more recently, The Harpur Trust, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Children’s Sleep Charity.
Katy now juggles her illustration work, with making handmade soft toy prototypes, greetings cards and teaching when she can, leading to a very fulfilled working life. Katy is also asked to participate in many fairs, exhibitions and collaborations, where her work has also been very well received.
Katy is delighted to have been invited to ‘join’ the Radwraps’ ‘Team’ and is absolutely thrilled that her illustrations feature on such an innovative product!
Katy would be more than happy to discuss any briefs, projects or ideas that you may have: you would be very welcome to contact her via:
firstname.lastname@example.org or see some of her work on Instagram:@kittydinners