Ask the Artist – 10 Questions with illustrator Kat Archibald


Ask the artist

This interview first appeared July 24th 2017 at

The first in a series of artist interviews. We start with Kat Archibald, a freelance illustrator and designer, based in Leeds.  Kat is also a good mate of mine!

kat archibald 3above: Fresh Fruit by Kat Archibald. (All illustrations below also by Kat.)

What do you make or do? I make cards, art prints and a vast array of products ranging from fashion to stationery to homeware. My work is inspired by pop culture; in particular fashion, film, TV and celebrities.

What materials and tools you use?  I use pencil and drawing inks to sketch outlines and then digital collaging to add colour and texture. I have a huge database of fabric that I have sourced online or manually scanned in that I use to layer over sketches.

What do you do with the things you make?  I have an Etsy shop

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