When I was 7 years old I started my own greeting card "company" called Katy Kards. Many hours were spent sitting at my formidable (and highly professional) folding card table in my rainbow wallpapered bedroom hand drawing my designs and creating mini picture books for anyone who'd take a look. Flash forward and not too much has changed. My studio doesn’t have rainbow wallpaper anymore (though that would be pretty awesome), but I still spend my days designing and creating art. I feel very blessed. I’ve worked in a variety of creative fields: interior design, business graphics and branding, greeting cards and stationary, children’s apparel, murals, theatrical set design, and as an Art Teacher. Drawing and painting soothes my soul, and sharing my passion for art fills me with joy. It’s a win-win to be able to make a career of this!
At Kate Pitner Designs, I create art for products in all consumer categories: tabletop, home decor, stationary, gifts, fabric, apparel, and paper goods. My art is rendered both by hand and digitally and I am an expert at Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, making my artwork production-ready and easy for manufacturers to work with.
I live in beautiful sunny Southern California with my husband and two sons. The beach and the mountains are only a short drive away, and I love that I can escape to both at a moments notice. My studio is filled with knick-knacks to inspire and enough clutter to know that my creative muse is in residence.