I work from my home studio & office busying myself between my own business + freelance work. I manage my own little art + illustration online ETSY shop called Messy Miss Kate where I primarily offer orginal art, illustrated prints, greeting cards, stationery & sometimes gift items printed with my artwork.  I've also spent over 10 years part-time doing corporate logo & stationery graphics work for our local printing company.

 

On the home front, I'm mother to 5 creative & gorgeous little people & married to Jeff. I live in a cute white house in the middle of suburbia, minutes from both our beautiful little city of Adelaide [South Australia] & our lovely western beaches. Creativity is at the centre of our home & a way of life for us.  Whenever I can grab some free time I love to travel, move furniture & re-organise my home, make books, dabble in photography & sew.  Sometimes I even sell my original stitched cushions & wall art made with recycled fabrics, stitched illustrations & freestyle messy stitched lettering.

 

 

I look forward to having a chat to see how we might work together!​

 

Thanks so much for visiting!

 


Professional creative work & achievements:

 

 

  • Current [since October 2015] Won 2015 Global Talent Serch & now proudly represented by Lilla Rogers Studio

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  • Current [since 2005] Owner/Artist at Messy Miss Kate shop selling originals + prints + stationery + commissions

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  • Current [since 2003] Corporate Graphic Design for local printing company

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  • 2015 Freelance Art + Illustration / Small business re-branding / private commissions

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  • 2015 [Licensing] Paper products

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  • 2015 [Licensing] Illustrations for an upcoming App 

 

 

  • 2015 Editorial Illustration - Avery Magazine - 3 issues

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  • 2014 Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search finalist [top 6]

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  • 2014 - 2015 Collaborator of 365 day illustration project at ProjectAdelaide and on Instagram @ProjectAdelaide

 

 

  • 2004 - 2014 Artwork & articles extensively published across most Australian papercrafting & Mixed Media magazines 

 

  • 2012 Artwork exhibited at the invitation of Warwick Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

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  • 2008 [Licensing] Scrapbooking paper collection for Blue Bazaar

 

  • 2007 [Licensing] Rubber stamp collection for Blue Bazaar

 

  • 2005 - 2010 Design Team member for various papercrafting online & physical papercrafting shops

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  • 2005 Winner "For Keeps" magazine Elite Team Designer

 

  • 2006 - 2008 Co-authored 2 papercrafting books

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  • Prior to working creatively, I spent 15 years in corporate business from administration through to Human Resource Management & General Management.  Although business wasn't my passion, I take away so many skills that enable me to manage my own business, communicate effectively with customers & fulfil clients needs.  

  • I understand business! I have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills & I'm extremely organised.

About Me

Hello & welcome!  I'm Kate Mason.

 

I’m a self taught artist & I've been creating pretty messes ever since I could hold a crayon.  I'm versatile in many traditional mediums + digital media. I am proudly represented by Lilla Rogers Studio in the USA after winning the Global Talent Search in 2015.   Clients include: Papyrus, Design House Greetings, Oopsy Daisy, Gas-IF, Taste of Home, MPix, Remarks & Hobby Lobby.

 

I am interested in working in a wide variety of commercial markets but think I am particularly suited to childrens apparel, bolt fabric, gift, scrapbooking, stationery & childrens books.  I love variety so I'm definitely always up for a challenge! If you would like me to create something exciting for your brand, or would like to license any current artwork, please make contact.  I would love to discuss potential illustration & surface pattern design opportunities with you.