Katie grew up in the sunny Far North of New Zealand, and left for the bright lights of Auckland in 2003 to find her future.
She completed her degree and honours in English and Art History at Auckland University. With the artistic juices still flowing from creative writing, Katie decided to explore her artsy-fartsy side at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. She enjoyed it so much that she went on to Freelance Animation School and studied classical hand-drawn animation.
Katie started up the KilowattKatie brand in 2007 to provide a cosy home for all her art and design.
Not long after, the KilowattKatie hand painted t-shirt was born! Each t-shirt is a unique piece of original art, drawing inspiration from animation and cartoons and her own warped mind.
In August 2011 Katie started up a new t-shirt line called This Is Not A Rugby T-Shirt, made specially for those sick of rugby and rugby-related events. These were featured in the New Zealand Herald, and were a great success.
Katie continues to work on new designs, commissions, drawings, paintings, cartoons, and other artwork. Check out her artwork here.