Based in Weybridge, I founded Katie Bell Design in 2017. After enjoying a successful 20 year career in London as a graphic designer, I had a family and started working from home.
My dog and cat illustrations happened by chance. I was stuck for a creative project so decided to illustrate some friend’s pets for a bit of fun. The positive feedback I received after posting on social media was a great surprise. Since then, it has led me to build my business around creating cheerful dog and cat products and work on private commissions.
With my background in design I work digitally, in a colourful graphical style. My illustrations are reproduced onto greetings cards, prints and handmade velvet cushions, all made in the UK. Framed artwork is produced by specialist fine art printers. I work with suppliers who help me ensure that all products are of the best standard. I’m committed to only using paper stock which is sourced from sustainable forests and printed by FSC certified printers.
In 2017 I was a Theo Paphitis #SBS and Jacqueline Gold #WOW award winner. Recently, I was a nominated finalist at the Best Business Woman Awards in retail and newcomer categories. All celebrate entrepreneurial women and exciting new businesses.
I've exhibited at The Hand in Hand pub, Wimbledon Common, voted London's friendliest dog pub, lending my support to The Great Wimbledon Dog Walk too raising awareness for The Blue Cross.
Always with a love of colour, my aim is that my portraits, products and designs bring a smile and brighten your home.
When I'm not in Weybridge, I'm out in Park City, Utah in the winter helping the National Ability Center as a ski volunteer. If you're wondering why some of my social media posts are from there - that's why!
5 star Google rating.