I’m Katherine, an illustrator and surface pattern designer living outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I grew up drawing on just about any surface I could find, including the walls. I followed other paths but later rediscovered my love of art and picked up my pencil again.
I love to create joyful art for the everyday. I envision warm, approachable designs that are also fresh and modern. My illustrations and designs are homegrown and have roots in the past but with a contemporary sensibility. My dream is that my designs and illustrations can once again find their place on a number of surfaces. I’m often inspired by what’s in my own backyard: nature, gardens, everyday objects, vintage textiles, children’s picture books, and my own three children.
My work is a combination of traditional media (pencil, ink, & watercolor) and digital. I especially enjoy designing for fabric, stationery, greeting cards, wall art, home decor, and children’s art. You can see my work on my website or follow me on Instagram @katherinelenius.