I’m Kate Catlin. I’m a brand artist. I do logos and motion graphics for creative entrepreneurs. My style is all about deconstructing, upcycling, and repurposing at the intersection of Brutalism and Burning Man.
My husband is Shawn. He’s a video DJ and horticulturist and disabled with a traumatic brain injury. I’m his primary caregiver. We have a married daughter, Sophia, and the best doggo, Revan. We lead a post-apocalyptic Burning Man/Wasteland theme camp called the Rabbit Tribe and we attend at least 4 big events every year to share our art and play with our community.
My earliest influences are based on escapism. I’ve always been drawn to science fiction because it presents a world where yes, things might go horribly wrong, but it’s a completely different horribly wrong than I already know. And space. I geek out on space big time.
I re-imagine things. I see something and I see its reality, and at the same time, I see what it could be, or what I think it would want to be if I asked it.
Multiple major traumas speak into my creations. I almost always begin with something old or unwanted or broken. I used to identify with the broken parts, but after years of deep inner work and contemplation, I experienced God and learned that I’m better identified with the results of my creative work: whimsical, weird, and wonderful multi-layered interdisciplinary goodness.
Kate has shown her work in the 2021 Vineyard Creative Imaginarium and Creative Festival, Ontario, Canada, and is the current Artist-in-Residence at The Maker’s Way Academy. Her work can be seen in weekly worship videos and live art performances for Raytown Christian Church and at various Burning Man events across the country.
Tired of being misunderstood? Wish you could work with someone who loves how unique you are and will work to understand you enough to give you a logo that tells your ideal client EXACTLY who you are as a business?
If you want to work with a brand artist who cares about your success more than the average outsider, I am your brand artist. If you’re brave enough to be transparent about your business, I will make you a logo that represents that realness. I want to know what you dream about your business. I want to know what lights the spark in your eyes because that spark is why people want to do business with you.
I don’t do logos that don’t make sense, or that leave you wondering what exactly the logo is for. I don’t do safe, boring logos. A blue swirl tells me nothing about your business except that you don’t want people to know what you are offering.