Born in Pahiatua, New Zealand, Kat completed a Diploma in Fine Arts (majoring in printmaking), then spent a few years exhibiting and travelling the world. In 1995 she moved to Melbourne to study Graphic Design at Swinburne University. After gaining an Honours degree, she worked at various Melbourne design studios before establishing her own business, Designland, with her partner in life and design, Andrew Budge. Since then Kat has refocused on her love of image making, incorporating illustration in many of Designland’s projects, as well as undertaking regular commissions for a range of clients, including:

ACP Magazines
Editions International
Events NSW
Fairtrade Labeling Organisation International
FPC Magazines
Graphique de France, US
Hallmark Australia, NZ & UK
Harcourt Education
Penguin Books Australia


Playcorp Australia
Learning Media, NZ
Marcel Sherman/Papyrus, US
McGraw Hill Publishing
Meredith Corporation, US
Omnibus/Scholastic Australia
Tennis Australia
Text Pacific Publishing
Wall Street Journal Asia, HK

Kat is represented by the Jacky Winter Group