Based in the beautiful rural village of Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, Katie creates fabulously bright and bold illustrations, inspired by the animals and buildings in both her local area and on her travels. Katie began the business in 2013 working to commission, creating bespoke illustrations of people’s homes, families and weddings. She quickly found a market for her fantastically unique style of drawing and the books soon filled up, with commisions flooding from private and commercial clients. Katie has since produced bespoke with over 1200 customers, with commercial commisions from Estée Lauder, Harrogate Festivals (see the photo below of her illustration being presented to Charles and Camilla!), Waitrose, the Luss Estate and many more.
Alongside her commissions, Katie produced a range of fine art print and greeting cards and sold them on her website and at shows and fairs. It quickly it became evident that there was a large demand for Katie’s bright and bold take on country classics and so in January 2018, Katie launched a wonderful range of homeware products to go alongside her print range.
The range is proudly produced in Britain (many within a 10-mile radius) & all using minimal packaging. The prints are all produced and framed in the studio.
With a growing team and expanding business, Katie is excited for what the next year holds and can’t wait to bring out more designs and products.
Do remember to keep up to date with our latest escapades on the blog and if you have any queries or want to pop into our studio, do pick up the phone!
Winner of the Small Awards, Digital Star, 2017’.
Selected as a top 100 business for Small Biz Saturday, 2017
Katie’s style is so unique. We’ve bought her products and illustrations as gifts for friends, all have been thrilled.Annie
Katie Cardew Illustrations Ltd • Company No: 11099351 • VAT Number: 285751958
Kings Cliffe, PE8 6XN, United Kingdom