Katie Ponder has developed a unique style that is both fresh and contemporary, referencing art deco with a touch of gothic inspiration as well as ballet, tarot cards, mythology and patchwork quilts; key sources of inspiration behind Katie’s work.
Although developed digitally, Katie applies hand made textures developed from printing, collage and media experiments, creating a rich and tactile look to her images. Recently, Katie has enjoyed experimenting with screen printing and making limited edition prints .
On graduating from Falmouth with a 1st class with honours degree in illustration, Katie was the winner of the ‘AOI Book Award for New Talent’. In 2017 She was winner of the second prize for ‘Folio Society Book Illustration Competition’ and winner of the ‘House of Illustration People’s Choice Award’. Katie has also been the winner of the ‘Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition’.
Katie’s list of clients include: Dorling Kindersley, Penguin, Simon and Schuster, Oh Comely Magazine, Glyndebourne, Canterbury Cathedral and her work has been exhibited at Somerset House.
Currently living in South London with her cat Poppy, Katie can often be found at her desk making pictures whilst drinking tea, eating vegan snacks and listening to Joni Mitchell.