OHHH HELLO! I'M KAYE
ILLUSTRATOR | DESIGNER | BRANDING EXPERT
Nothing makes me happier than when a customer is delighted with the work I have produced with them. Seeing their business reflected back at them in visual form can be hugely exciting and rewarding.
I have always loved creating things, even from a young age. It started out with a passion for theatre and film set design, and I have studied and worked behind the scenes for theatres across the UK, creating costumes, sets, props and lighting designs.
However, after struggling with the sporadic nature of season-to-season employment in the theatre, I went back to further education. I studied Art and Design at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, now UCA (University of the Creative Arts), and then went on to Bath Spa University where I completed my BA Hons in Graphic Design. Working for both large and small design firms across multiple areas such as print, web services and animation, I have developed significant knowledge in and a great passion for the creative industries.
When the chance arose to go it alone I had to take it, and I have never looked back. I love the craziness of never knowing what each day may bring and who I may be working with next. I love branding and working for small businesses; they have such passion for what they do. I have worked for clients including Mack Multiples, Bottle Bazaar, Endometriosis UK, She Trust UK, Fujitsu, MBA House, Kent Wildlife Trust and many more.
Hiring me may cost a little more than a 'do-it-yourself' approach, but if you really want to get you and your business known then I’m the woman for you! Getting the WOW factor into your visuals will work wonders for your reputation and lead generation, and will well and truly put your brand on the map.
OHHH SO PROUD
OhhhKaye has been nominated for several awards since its inception, including the KWIB, KITA and the Kent Digital Awards.
Runner Up for a Kent Women in Business Awards - Arts / Creative Business 2017
Runner Up for a Kent Women in Business Awards - Home Based Business 2015
Finalist for a Kent Women in Business Awards - Creative Business 2015
Finalist Kent’s Independent Traders Awards - Creative Business 2015
Finalist Kent’s Digital Awards 2015
Finalist Kent’s Independent Traders Awards - Creative Business 2014
My digital Paper53 iPad doodles have been featured with the app's designers fiftythree via Instagram and my work for Endometriosis UK has been seen on the ITV programme "Lorraine" and in national and online press. My illustrations have featured in the Guardian newspaper, alongside an article on women's health.
OHHH THE PERSONAL STUFF
I live with my husband Ben and our cat Ziggy (named after the late, great David Bowie's persona) in a little Victorian terraced cottage in the Kent countryside. With sheep, ducks and a pheasant called Pete as our neighbours, life is never quiet!
I'm very passionate about women's health, especially in the areas of Endometriosis and other chronic pain conditions, as well as mental health issues.
I adore teaching the next generation of creatives the skills they need to make it big in the design world, which is why I also work as a sessional lecturer in Visual Communications and Digital Imagery, Design Practice and Multimedia Practice at Canterbury Christ Church University.
In my spare time I doodle and create illustrations and art works just for fun. I draw inspiration from life, nature, patterns, textures, food, random thoughts/stories and music, particularly when I am practicing yoga and meditation. I love to draw and never tire of the beauty and inspiration in the world around me.