Kate Smith offers you a complete design service from concept to production for:

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Kate Smith
derbyhireartspartnershipAOI member
Call Kate on:

0845 475 1003
or 07950 781 948

for an informal chat
about your project.
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Kate responds promptly and professionally, understands and fulfils the brief brilliantly and her characters just hit the spot! Kate understood the brief immediately, turned it around fast and delivered a great result first time.

Debbie Backhouse, Managing Director, Small World Creations Ltd

Kate was easy to deal with and delivered accurately everything briefed into her. Any adjustments were made easily and quickly. She brought our ideas to life with her unique style which in turn brought a light hearted touch to our online portfolio and helped reflect the atmosphere of our company.

Steve Thurston, Design Manager, Network. www.network-london.co.uk

Photos from the last session are amazing and individual pieces, truly creative and beautiful. Thanks for all your support and delivering inspirational sessions

Charlotte Convey, Arts 4 Health Development Worker. QUAD Derby. www.derbyquad.co.uk

Long Eaton Art Room is proud of our association with artist/illustrator Kate Smith .We are a community arts centre that relies on the good will of talented artist volunteers like Kate. She started volunteering for us in 2006 and has run many creative activities for our open days, as well as been a regular volunteer studio supervisor.

She is dedicated, reliable, and enthusiastic and has a bubbly personality, which makes her a pleasure to work with. As studio supervisor she has worked with both groups and individual users of our centre, including those with special needs. During which she has demonstrated great patience and excellent tutoring skills not only in her specialist area of illustration and watercolour painting but in many of the crafts we promote as positive activities for all ages and abilities. I would certainly recommend Kate for running workshops and also have employed her in a professional capacity, commissioning her to design special Art Room Christmas cards.

Mary Stewart, Founder of Long Eaton Art Room. www.leartroom.co.uk

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kate Smith on a recent project. She was extremely professional and easy to work with. Her style was perfect for what I needed and Kate was ready to tackle an unfamiliar task and produced work to a very high standard and within the deadline. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Kate Smith Designs and look forward to working with her again.

Maria Constant, Editor, Autumn Publishing

Love Kates work and so does our daughter. It really makes her nursery.

Andrew, Derbyshire

Inspiring children's characters, lovely, cheerful illustrations of which children can relate to and associate

Heidi, Derbyshire

Beautifully made. Very creative. Lovely to see something different for children.

Glenda, Derbyshire

"Kate Smith came to Ilkeston Specialist Arts College to assist in the delivery of an Apple Mac unit of work to Year 12 and 13 students. She designed an informative and useful set of instructions. She worked enthusiastically with students and developed a warm relationship with them during her 5 weeks here. Each student produced a colour repeat design, which will be part of their examination coursework. We were very lucky to get Kate to support in the delivery of this workshop."

Ms Beryl Miles, Director of Ilkeston Specialist Arts College

"Kate has worked on a number of important freelance projects for us when we needed to outsource artwork. The standard of work is consistently high and the service is prompt and reliable."

Lincoln Woolsey, Partner, Multiprint + Embroidery Limited, Littleover

"In my 20 years of commissioning and managing design and illustration for major publishers, manufacturers and retailers, Kate’s illustration style is one of the most interesting I have come across for a long time. In that it is fun, very commercial and highly innovative. I envisage that this style can be applied successfully to a very wide range of subjects, projects and commissions from web to print, from packaging to publishing.

Kate is much more than an illustrator – but a designer who can offer the full package of services from concept to print – within this I have also witnessed Kate’s strong creative design ability, experienced project management and neat accurate digital artwork."

Geoff Sanderson, Celebration Nation Ltd > Contact Geoff

‘Thanks for all your hard work, Kate. It was great working with you and we know the final product is going to look lovely.’

Kait Eaton Duck Egg Blue Design

"She showed herself to be creative, adaptable, personable and an effective team player.

Working to detailed, or limited briefs, she proved herself to be more than able to provide innovative creative solutions to deadline. The quality of her work was always of a high standard and she approached her role conscientiously".

Simon Newbery, Managing Director, Orchard Toys, Wymondham