Beautiful graphic design + engaging illustration for

Heritage Organisations

Do you need a graphic designer or illustrator? I’m here to help.

I’m a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Oxfordshire and I create graphic design with engaging illustrations for heritage organisations, such as a museums, galleries, art centres, local authorities and historic venues.

Graphic Design
& Illustration


Whether you are looking to attract new visitors or engage your existing patrons, there are many ways I could help you stand out: from illustrated maps to exhibition catalogues.

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Illustrated Maps & Family Trails 

An illustrated map is a beautiful, fun and functional way to provide your visitors – young and old – with an overview of your grounds and the activities you offer, while illustrated family trails will inspire adventure and learning in your younger visitors.

By using narrative imagery (as in the example above), the map can be turned into an educational tool for children to learn about your venue.

Kyoto Garden Wall Art Print - A high quality giclee print of an illustration of Kyoto Garden in London that shows a Japanese and a British person kneeling next to each other under their umbrellas admiring the park that is made up of English roses and Japanese cherries


My poster designs are an eye-catching way to attract new visitors and promote key events in your calendar. By listening closely to your needs, I will create a design which communicates exactly what you want to say.

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Book Design

I create exhibition catalogues, cookbooks, brochures and calendars in a style that meets your brand guidelines and the spirit of the project that it serves.

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Leaflets & Printed Materials

With a lot of experience in creating print-ready materials, I produce attractive leaflet designs that appeal to your target audience while ensuring that it meets your printer’s requirements.


No matter if it’s an event, a theatre performace or a puppet show, a well-designed advert with illustrated elements is the best way to attract a wide audiece.

Educational Materials 

Whether for school visits or on-site training, illustration and graphic design can bring your learning materials to life. What is more, as a former teacher, I bring creativity and understanding to the art of designing effective educational materials.

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If you have a shop, illustrated merchandise provides visitors with the opportunity to take home a distinctive memento from a great day out.

What others have to say…

Kati was a pleasure to work with and delivered beautiful work in a very quick time frame. We approached Kati having seen her work for Uncomfortable Oxford, for a children’s’ show at the theatre. We were working on a tight schedule and Kati was fantastic, open to discuss and ideas about the brief with the creatives and to taking notes and formatting requests from our Marketing team. Her process was transparent and excellently planned, allowing for feedback despite the tight turn around. The resulting work is magical and more than we could have hoped for.

Eleanor Warr
Oxford Playhouse

Kati went above and beyond the brief and delivered the project in a timely manner. She worked with us to find an outcome that really fitted what we were trying to achieve. We are very happy with the result!

Kate Toomey
Museum of Oxford

Kati has been a pleasure to work with. Her dedication to the project has been consistent from the first minute to the last. She captured perfectly what the Old Fire Station stands for through her extensive research, unique way of seeing, beautiful colour palette and dreamy characters. We are overjoyed with the result!

Justine Malone
Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

We’re so lucky to be working with such a talented and curious illustrator! Kati’s talent is not just her delicate graphics, but also the wit and insight that she instills in them!

The Team @
Uncomfortable Oxford

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