Katie’s design is named ‘A Guiding Light’ and is inspired by the work of Clan. The Compass – shown in the Clan colours – illustrates the charities work in guiding and helping those affected by cancer. The design of the lighthouse depicts myths and legends of ancient sea maps such as sea monsters, mermaids, ships and shipwrecks, birds, fish, anchors and land. These illustrations represent both the trials and tribulations as well as the more desirable and positive outcomes in the lives of those affected by cancer.
Katie graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2012 with a BA (hons) in fashion and textile design. Katie has worked in a variety of creative roles as well as enjoying designing on commission from her home in Inverurie. She still enjoys taking short courses at Gray’s School of Art and recently participated in North East Open Studios.