About Kate

Kate is based on the south coast of the UK, in Hampshire,  where she works as a freelance textile designer and illustrator.

When she left art college she worked in the fashion industry first for a textile merchant and then a fashion supplier before settling into freelance work. Six years ago she set up a design company called Port and Lemon with a fellow textile designer, this now runs independently of her so she is able to concentrate solely on new designs and working with different clients.

Over the years she has developed a style which is very much based  around her original paintings, all her designs start life as either a painting in gouache or acrylic. Her illustration work often has a hand printed look, referencing her love of methods such as block and screen printing, whilst her surface pattern designs are a mix of gouache, acrylic, ink and water colour techniques.

Never knowingly scared of colour, this is another element she really enjoys, her designs tend towards using bright vibrant colours which make them stand out and get noticed.

Kate likes to think of herself as well travelled and always open to the influence of the amazing places and experiences she comes across. This is reflected in her work and the eclectic imagery in her designs.

Kate is always happy to discuss any new commissions and creative projects from potential clients.


Email Address- kate.m.cooke@googlemail.com

Phone Number- 07720385377

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