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The Ultimate Sleepover Guide
In the illustration program at MIAD, junior students work on a semester long open project to prepare for senior thesis. We were expected to create an extensive project that culminates our interests and career goals as illustrators. Inspired by my childhood love of magazines such as American Girl Magazine, Girls Life, and other girly magazines, I decided to create a guide on how to throw a perfect slumber party. I wanted this guide to feel very nostalgic for myself and for my viewers but also be fresh and current for modern girls. The guide focuses on just a small snapshot of what could potentially be an entire book someday. The illustrations follow a bit of a narrative of some of my original characters enjoying a sleepover alongside the guide. This project was so fun, and I can definitely see myself pursuing this project further and developing the story of this slumber party too! Can anyone say...senior thesis?
In March, I had the amazing opportunity to move onto the final round of interviews for Kohl’s Art Department Summer Internship. Although I did not get the position, it was a great learning experience to apply, interview, and tour the campus. As part of the final interview process, we had to create our own design and this is what I came up with. I was inspired by this painfully long winter to make a beachy surfer girl. This line mixes and matches various patterns and graphics to create an awesome array of sports leisure wear for girls ages 6-10.
With the semester ending very soon (May 4th, 2018) I will have time once again to work extensively on commissions. As always, please visit my commission page for contact information and pricing! This summer will be a great time to get in contact with me to create work for you as I will not be able to take on as many jobs through my senior year. Stay tuned for updates.
I am looking forward to this summer. I will be working at FFRF once again as an office assistant and continuing my work on our animation project. Summer calls for great memories to be made and I can't wait for all sorts of fresh inspiration to come in this beautiful time of year.
Who is Kati?
I'm a fairy mermaid muppet princess who doodles much. I'm an illustrator, character designer, and toy designer with a passion for TV animation and toys! I love pink, purple, glitter, and all things cute! I received my BFA in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2019 and am currently located in Madison, Wisconsin.