Katie Cardew Illustrations

Katie Cardew is the designer behind Katie Cardew Illustrations and her fabulously bright and bold illustrations are inspired by the animals and buildings in both her local area and on her travels around the globe.  

Her illustrations combine a high level of detail with a hint of humour, a smidgen of wobbliness and lots of colour, all designed to make you smile and brighten any home.

Katie’s range of illustrated fine art prints are produced in-house, hand cut and signed by Katie.  All greetings cards and homeware is manufactured within the UK, using suppliers local to the Katie Cardew studio where-ever possible.

Katie began the business in 2013 creating bespoke illustrations of people’s homes, families and weddings.  Producing bespoke work for over 1200 customers including commercial commissions for clients such as Estee Lauder, and Waitrose.  Her commission for the International Harrogate Festivals was presented to the Royal couple Charles and Camilla.

Her business has now grown from strength to strength and Katie launched her new and ever-growing collection of high-end giftable homeware in 2017.  The stylish, bright innovative designs can be found on a wide range of products from greeting cards and prints to aprons, tea towels and placemats.

Already her hard work and fabulous eye for detail is beginning to pay off with Katie winning the Small Awards ‘Digital Star’, 2017 and Top 100 Small Biz Saturday businesses.

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