Kate England

Kate England

Hello, I'm Kate England

I'm a Scandinavian artist that specialises in whimsical, expressive and vibrant designs that entertain, engage and inspire. I have 15 years experience of making stories come to life.  

Drawing inspiration from my Swedish and British heritage, travel, adventure, food, nature, technology and a sense of wonder and magic, I bring a sensuous joie de vive to my art. I create magnified moments. A fusion of beauty and function to give you pleasure and ease in your daily life.  

 
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Icons and Emojis

I am an experienced icon and user interface designer and design icons and emojis for software and social media for clients like Facebook, WhatsApp, MGM and IKEA. 

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Illustration

I create educational and promotional illustrations, animation and handlettering for eLearning that educate customers and employees, and tell brand stories. 

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Product Design

Thrilled to recently have licensed my Starry Sky surface patterns for Target's Christmas stationery paper products, I am open to new opportunities. 

 

Services

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  • illustrations that educate or tell a brand story

  • illustrations for eLearning

  • animation

  • illustrations, handlettering and patterns for stationery

  • editorial illustration

  • branding for product packaging

  • icons and emojis

Want to work together? I'd love to hear from you

Available for Commissions

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If you're looking for an award winning and highly experienced artist with a proven track record of happy clients, then I'm the artist for you.

Want to work with me? Please contact me to discuss licensing opportunities, commissions or a position.

Style and Method

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When I design our digital rooms and spaces I have a penchant for working in a minimal and clear style.

For illustrations, I am drawn to surreal, botanical scenes and characters with elements of magic and tech. A whimsical and vibrant fusion of the past and present that encompass mythological creatures, florals, embroidery and our digital lifestyle. 

My method is to combine painting on my iPad, digital vectors and traditional paint to make unique multi-medium pieces.

Testimonials

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I worked with Kate during the Trends Workshop. I was impressed with her creativity and high-quality graphics. She inspired her peers in the workshop, was supportive and wonderful to communicate with. Based on the outstanding work she created in the workshop, I would recommend Kate as a graphic designer, surface designer and illustrator. She will bring fresh ideas to any project and delivers excellent graphics under tight deadlines
— Sabina Radeva, Art Director, Design Garden + The Ink Nest
 Patterns, lettering and illustrations by Kate England.

Patterns, lettering and illustrations by Kate England.

Kate has an abundance of creative energy and a talent through which she can focus that energy into the most startling results. Her drive and initiative, artistic talent and personable nature makes her a joy to work with.
— Rasmus Strand, Fujitsu Sweden
 Style Anchors. Illustrations and patterns by Kate England.

Style Anchors. Illustrations and patterns by Kate England.

Kate is a talented, focused artist who excels at finding creative solutions to problems. She has the technical skills and the design sense to produce top-notch graphics, illustration and written content. She’s deadline driven, self-motivated and often thinks outside the box when presented with challenges. I highly recommend her for your design, illustration and graphic needs.
— Gedeon Maheux, Principal/Designer, The Iconfactory

Background

Clients Include

MGM | Nokia | Herman Miller | IKEA | Font Diner | Stockholms Universitet - Stockholm University | The Democratic Party | Aftonbladet Kultursidan | Sveriges Radio Radioteatern - The Swedish Broadcasting Corporation Drama | ETC | The Iconfactory | Ålandsbanken - Bank of Åland | SAAB  | ABF | Lexicon Interactive | Zalando | Facebook | WhatsApp

 

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Featured In

Published in the books Swedish Illustration 2 and Swedish Illustration 3  (Arvinius Publisher) international release 2008 + 2012. Described as “an indispensable guide to Sweden's most exciting & innovative illustrators”.

My icon design has been published in international publications including Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), Dagens Teknik (Sweden), MacPeople (Japan), Grafisk form och illustration i Sverige (Sweden), PC Praxis (Germany), MacHOME (USA), Mac Fan (Japan), MacJack (Japan), Mac Life (Japan), and MacPeople (Japan). 

Exhibitions

Exhibited digital art installation MacroHype at bin•air, where my pixel art was projected.  

Group Exhibit at Galleri Panorama ART. 

Awards

My icons won the icon design award in Pixelpalooza.  

My icons were selected as Apple's "staff pick" and featured in the Illustrator's Centre iPhone app that presents Swedish art and design.

Kate England. Self portrait.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
— Albert Einstein