Do people actually read these pages?
Hello, nice to meet you! My name's Katherine, but you can call me Kat. As you know already, I'm a freelancer and I have a passion for all things design.
Once upon a time
Since I can remember I've always loved making things, whether it be something useful to use, a delicious meal to tuck into or gift for someone special. I'm passionate and dedicated to all things design. I'm a single parent of one very extroverted little princess (I don't know where she gets it from to be honest), so you might hear her in the background when speaking with me but don't worry, she is considerate enough to quieten down when necessary. My personality type is an ENFJ, it's awesome but can be the bain of my life at times, still I love the way I am and wouldn't change it for the world, it's what makes me do the things I love to do.
Before venturing into Web Development and Graphic Design, I worked within the Building Services industry. I learnt a lot, from knowing what type of engineer to call out to what type of job, to understanding how things work within a building and all the health & safety requirements in-between.
The path to enlightenment…
I didn't know how much I wanted to become a web designer until a friend I met on social media showed me the basics, from thereon in most of what I know is self-taught by spending hours (with coffee on standby) scouring through the internet for tutorial videos and 'how to' guides. Sounds fun, eh? It actually was (and still is because as technology changes, so does the web), understanding the 'whys' and 'hows' was fascinating and even more so when learning new skills.
I am the designer
Presumably you've contacted me because you'd like something professionally crafted. You're welcome to provide me with all the ideas you have, but please, for the love of all things beautiful, don't insist on things that I have advised against, that's unless you want your website or design work to look crap. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
I specialise in front-end web development, user experience and graphic design. I make websites designed for all devices and create custom artwork where necessary. I design all sorts of printed media, from business stationery to flyers. Check out my portfolio for examples of projects I have had the pleasure of working on.
Open all hours
Well, not exactly… I work from home and since I am a single parent, my working hours are not your usual 9 till 5. You can probably catch me working late into the evenings to early mornings, and weekends are no exception so feel free to get in touch by text or email, even on a Sunday morning. If I miss your call, don't despair! I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
What else do I do?
A lot of things, off the top of my head, here are other things I can assist you with; logo design, product labels, graphics for clothes, outdoor signage, image editing, SEO, social media management, web hosting, content management systems and more. Anyway, enough of my waffle, if you think I can help you with your next project, let's have a chat.