Kate Gibb

Illustration & Animation

Kate has worked as a Printmaker & Illustrator from her makeshift print studio in Paddington, for over fifteen years. A silkscreen obsessive, her early studies in Printed Textiles fuelled her love for colour & pattern which still provides the basis for the majority of her current work.

She is inspired by chance, hiccups & happy accidents to provide the inherent qualities that makes up each piece. Technically her practice is predominantly self taught, intuitive and continually evolving. Concentrating mainly on the creation of one-off pieces, when not working to a brief.

Commercially she is renowned for her music related sleeve artwork, most notably for her long standing relationship with The Chemical Brothers. Non-commercially she continues to explores the silkscreen process, its tactile nature and subtle nuances achieved; highlighting many characteristics typical of her one-off pieces.

As well as maintaining her own practice she is also a visiting lecturer on the Illustration & Visual Communication degree, at Westminster University.

Past Clients include: 180 Amsterdam, Apple, M&C Saatchi, Pentagram, SonyBMG, Virgin Records, EMI Music Publishing, Creative Review, Nike, Dries Van Noten, Penguin Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, The Guardian & Observer, Wired US, Stussy, V&A, IDEA Magazine, British Film Institute.