Q&A in Katie’s words:
I live in Flagstaff, Arizona USA (The elevation is 7,000 ft and we get all 4 seasons here!) I work from a small studio space in our home. It’s only me, but sometimes my two dogs will come and keep me company.
I start most illustrations by drawing/painting bits and pieces on paper and then I’ll combine and add details using my iPad/photoshop. My favorite media is probably acryla gouache combined with watercolor and really nice colored pencils. I’ve always loved being outside- so I definitely love drawing nature scenes. I also used to be a florist - so flowers pop up a lot in my work.
Which is your favourite design from YOUR Roger la Borde collection? What’s it like to see your work translated into stationery?
I really liked the skinny dipping happy birthday card that we made, but I love seeing all the different ways my illustrations are turned into stationery products. The details that are added on RLB’s end (gold foils, lasercutting etc) are the most fun for me to see!
Which is your favourite product type made by Roger la Borde?
The gift bags and wrapping paper are so high end so I love those because I use them a lot. But the small journals and notecard sets are my favorite to give to friends, teachers, etc. as a special little gift.
WOULD YOU RATHER:
- Lined journals or blank journals? Blank everyday!
- Creative process: digital or analogue materials? A nice combo of both
- Writing inside a RLB lasercut card or on the back panel? To be honest- I always forget about the back panel, so I end up writing on the inside 90% of the time! (So do we, Katie!)
- Tea or coffee? Coffee in the morning, decaf tea after dinner.
See her work for Roger la Borde here.
Visit Katie’s website here.
Thank you so much, Katie!