Kate Pullen is an emerging illustrator and letterer from Melbourne who can’t drink caffeine, making her choice of profession and home city seriously questionable.
Slowly, and without any grand plan, letters and words became her primary focus. Often gathering inspiration from pop culture (read: watching a lot of movies), she’s driven by the hope that these illustrations may help crack a smile or two. Although the majority of pieces created will end up on a Mac, there continues to be something about the humble pen and paper that will always have her reaching for a fine liner before a mouse.
Now, two-ish years after graduating, Kate works as a graphic designer; sits on the Victorian Council for the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA); exhibits when possible; works with The Design Kids; scrolls through Instagram like a fiend; and freelances in typography, illustration, and just a pinch of writing. Her work has been published in both the Typism and Semi-Permanent books, and in 2015 has begun running the odd lettering workshop. To be honest, it’s a lot of juggling deadlines whilst watching Ghost more times than is socially acceptable.
If you would like to collaborate, discuss 80s/early 90s movies, or just say hey: firstname.lastname@example.org