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.
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.
I create educational and promotional illustrations, animation and handlettering for eLearning that educate customers and employees, and tell brand stories.
Thrilled to recently have licensed my Starry Sky surface patterns for Target's Christmas stationery paper products, I am open to new opportunities.
illustrations that educate or tell a brand story
illustrations for eLearning
illustrations, handlettering and patterns for stationery
branding for product packaging
icons and emojis
Want to work together? I'd love to hear from you!
Available for Commissions
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
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.
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
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).
Exhibited digital art installation MacroHype at bin•air, where my pixel art was projected.
Group Exhibit at Galleri Panorama ART.
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.