Little Black Kat is run by me, a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Brisbane, Queensland.
I’m a lover of coffee, I’m mostly called “muuuuuuum!”, and my CFO is Audrey, a little black cat who brings nothing but good luck (and the occasional mouse).
My mum has always said “good things come in little packages”…this is probably because she’s shorter than I am. But, what she lacks in height, she makes up for with wisdom because this vertically challenged package [me] has a tonne of value to offer.
My goal is to help growing brands standout with fun, artfully designed (and consistent) imagery and illustrations. And when your business is looking the shizzle, you’ll attract new customers, create brand loyalty and help your business grow. Sounds freakin’ good, right?
What makes this little freelance designer
Like many of my graphic designer friends, I’ve got formal qualifications backing my creative skills with a Bachelor of Visual Art (in Fine Arts) and a major in illustration. But my design skills came about through 18 years of on-the-job training within the print and design industry.
Every day, I take inspiration and draw on the experiences I’ve had through roles in sales, production, print management, pre-press and graphic design. Yes, I’ve worn all the hats, and they make me the top-notch designer that I am today.
From art lover to
freelance graphic designer and illustrator
Illustration and art have been a passion of mine from a young age. All I wanted to do was draw. Would you believe that I was winning art contests and creating picture books from the age of eight? I guess it’s no surprise that I chose to work in a creative industry, turning my passion into a career.
Now, another dream has come true. I’ve finally settled into a job that rocks my world – running my own freelance graphic design and illustration studio. The home run is being able to work with like-minded folk on projects that really connect with me. Helping other business owners fall in love with and grow their business is what I enjoy most. By truly understanding my clients and their audience, I use my gift to help grow brands with bright, beautiful and meaningful design.
But like most people, my life has had its ups and downs. I’ve learnt how to embrace challenges and to look on the bright side when things get tough (otherwise you go crazy, right?). Over time, and with this in mind, my design style has developed into something bold and colourful … with a hint of cheeky thrown in.
Let me help bring your growing brand to life by giving you the imagery it needs to flourish.
P.S I should mention that I have two dogs as well. Most days, you’ll find them at my feet while I’m getting my design hustle on. So, if you’re a dog person, I’ve still got your back.
Melissa, Harvey Electrical
Kat helped our electrical business start up immensely! From designing a logo to our email signature and business cards. Her service was phenomenal. Can't recommend her enough.
Kaitlyn, Oh My Digital
We engaged Kat to provide a rebrand for one of our clients and everyone involved was blown away with her creativity. We love the finished product and Kat was an absolute dream supplier to work with the whole way through. We can't wait to see the new opportunities and results this will help our client achieve! Highly recommend.
Mary, Smile Darling Photography
Kat did a full rebrand of my entire business and it was the BEST money I've ever spent. I've almost doubled my business in the time she's come over and redone everything!
Thanks Kat. Amazing service.