I always have been! You’ve always been able to find me doodling things on bits of paper or anything else I can lay my
twitching hands on.
Being a designer & illustrator was just a natural progression really.
I’ve worked within the design industry one way or another since I was 17. Working my way up from general graphics dogs-body to now directing my own design and illustration business.
It's my passion and I adore what I do!
I’ve been really lucky to be able to work my way up to where I am without a degree in design or illustration just sheer determination and a bit of luck. My work has been featured in some massive UK and US companies through my last “In house” role with my designs being sold in Tesco, House of Fraser and Sainsbury’s to name a few and I have also been lucky enough to help design handmade Christmas Crackers for Her Majesty The Queen!
Hello there! I'm Kat - the face behind House of Jack
and I’m a complete design addict!
When I had my second child, myself and my partner (then living in Wales) decided to make the move back
to Yorkshire to be closer to family and friends. I was then left with the decision to either look for a similar role to
my previous employment or to take the plunge and do what I’d always wanted to do and
start something completely new.
Whilst in the process of deciding what I should do I set up a Facebook page to try out a few ideas and to keep my itching fingers busy! The page exploded and within a few months I had thousands of followers and orders coming from all over the world. “House of Jack” was born and is growing everyday. 2 years on I have nearly 17,000 followers and have sent my work to people from all corners of the globe.
At House of Jack you can find my range of art and design products. My best sellers by far are my personalised art prints of which there are 100s to choose from suited to every taste and occasion, all designed and illustrated by myself. But I also supply personalised greetings cards, paper bunting, pocket mirrors and even business branding and logo design which I love but don’t get to do as much as I would like to.
My favourite part of the day is reading the comments from customers who have received their orders and hearing the stories related to the print I have designed. A lot of my designs contain words and/ or imagery that are linked to massive moments in peoples lives. It’s lovely to know that something I created can play such an important role in helping them capture a special memory or even just help make someone smile. I recently had a conversation with a lady who had gifted one of my prints to her sister who had “married well” and had my print hanging next to her recently purchased Picasso painting! It really is surreal!
If there is anyone out there wondering whether to take the plunge and start their own business I would definitely say to go for it! You never know what might happen! I have been hugely lucky to be able to get to where I am now, I’ve done it without any special degrees, qualifications or help, just sheer determination, passion and a bit
of good luck. I really do think if you truly believe in yourself and keep on trying you can do anything
and I am certainly proof of that.
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