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Thursday 14 April 2022

Meet The Illustrator: Kate Isobel Scott

Name: Kate Isobel Scott 

Describe your illustration style in ten words or less.
Friendly, a little naive, innocent, entertaining, colourful and cheerful

What items are an essential part of your creative space?
A good window to look out of. Some headphones lots of paper and sharp pencils. Plasticine a Wacom and a computer.

Do you have a favourite artistic medium?
Simple pencil and paper, I also really enjoyed working with plasticine. 
Name three artists whose work inspires you.
Liz Roland, Myung Ae Lee and Babette Cole

Which artistic period would you most like to visit and why?
I think I would like to visit the modernism sculpture movement. I wold have really liked to hung out with Babara Hepworth.

Who or what inspired you to become an illustrator?
I love stories however I am dyslexic, especially as a kid I wold find reading impossible. I have always relayed heavily on the pictures. So illustration has always been part of everything I do.

Can you share a photo of your creative work space or part of the area where you work most often? Talk us through it.
I have recently moved countries, I use to live in Den Haag in The Netherlands where I had a beautiful big studio in an old school building, it was a real haven. Currently I am based in my front room of my house in Fitzroy Melbourne, although a little bit smaller it has a great window for people watching.

What is your favourite part of the illustration process?
I like the brainstorming at the beginning of a project. I also really enjoy being in the thick of it when you are so absorbed in what you are doing you forget there is a world out there.

 What advice would you give to an aspiring illustrator?
KEEP GOING don’t give up. Its a hard slog to get recognised but the only way someone will notice you is if you keep making work!

Kate Isobel Scott (b. 1988) grew up in a small town in Australia. Once she finished school
Kate moved to England to study Illustration at Falmouth University in Cornwall. In 2011 Kate
graduated with a BA Honours degree in illustration and moved to London.

After a few years of working in London in set design and art department, Kate relocated to
The Hague in The Netherlands. Here she focused on her career as an animation director
and illustrator. Working for clients such as New York Times, Adobe, Libresse, Greenpeace,
Off-White and Gymshark.

Kate has developed her own visual language within the stop motion animation industry,
using plasticine as a main medium often combined with painted elements. Kate’s hand-
made plasticine style is heavily inspired by the nostalgia of 80s/90s children’s television. Her
colourful, friendly and sometimes wonky characters celebrate the essence of hand made
craft. Besides animation Kate works on children’s picture books and has been exploring
painting and illustration. Her work has been shown in several exhibitions in Europe.

Recently Kate has returned to her roots and moved to Melbourne, Australia where she
continues to work on both her self initiated and commissioned animation work.

For more information, please visit Kate's website or follow her on instagram.