Kate Stewart is an artist from NE Ohio. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2020 with a BFA in Illustration (additional concentrations in Art Education, Creative Writing, and Graphic Design). Through the pandemic, she has been passionate about building her small business design brand, Star Catcher Studio. Inspired by nature and magic, her art is full of colorful whimsy. She designs very cute artwork, clothing, accessories, and decor items meant to spark joy and encourage the embrace of playfulness and calm. Her star focus is summed up beautifully with a quote from Vincent Van Gogh, “I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Beyond product design, she enjoys storybook illustration, working mainly with traditional mediums of watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and colored pencil. Then using a digital painting method to finish work for print. Additional creative hobbies include nature photography, sculpting figurines/ designer toys, crafting handmade accessories (pins and jewelry from resin and clay), and whatever other mediums or concepts peak interest to explore!