Welcome to Kate Pitner Designs

As an Art Licensor I specialize in creating art for a variety of surface types, substrates, and products in all consumer categories:  commercial and home decor, gifts and tabletop, paper and home goods, packaging, and more.  My art is rendered both by hand and digitally and I use Adobe Creative Cloud applications to make my artwork production-ready and easy for manufacturers to work with.

As an independent Graphic Designer I work with national Hotel and Restaurant chains creating custom textiles, upholstery, and wall-covering,  as well as assist businesses in visualizing and producing their branding profiles.  I have worked extensively with PMS and Pre-Press Requirements, understanding the importance of quality and precision when it comes to commercial design and production.  Being able to create art that both inspires me and fulfills the vision and needs of my clients is my daily goal.

Art Licensing:

Represented by Joan Sargent of JMS Art Licensing.

To view my Portfolio available for License please contact JMS Art Licensing.

When I was 7 years old I started my own greeting card “company” called Katy Kards. Many hours were spent sitting at my formidable 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 today may not have rainbow wallpaper anymore (though that would be pretty awesome), I still spend my days designing and creating art.

I’ve spent many years fine-tuning my skills working in a variety of creative fields: business graphics and branding, greeting cards and stationary, children’s apparel, theatrical set design, art education, textile and wall-covering digital design … I’ve pretty much covered it all at one point or another. I get ridiculously excited every new year when Pantone releases their new ‘Color of the Year’, I absolutely LOVE repeat patterns, and I have a huge collection of vintage children’s picture books that I look at and read still because they make me happy.  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.

I live in beautiful sunny Southern California with my husband and our overly spoiled rescue dog Daisy. 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.

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