Katie Vernon

A few of my favorite things besides making art are sparkling water, rearranging furniture, and watching two different species of animals become friends.

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Where do you live?
Flagstaff, AZ

Where have you lived?
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, a school bus

What media do you use?
Watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic ink, iPad

How do you stay inspired?
I go thrift shopping and get outside a lot.

Where do you buy your art supplies?
Right now I order online, but I love a good local art shop!

Do you work traditionally or digitally?
Both- I start all my pieces traditionally and then finish in Photoshop

What color combination are you most excited about right now?
So many!! But I get the most excited when I’m out walking my dog around dusk and there’s this sage/emerald/peach thing happening out on the mesa we live on.

Why do you like being an illustrator in 10 words or less?
Bringing beauty into others’ lives.

If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
Realistically- a florist. In my dreams- a color forecaster.

What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Art for a really cool clothing line- because I could use some new duds!

Name something you do in your spare time.
Currently I’m learning Italian.

What’s the strangest work experience you’ve ever had?
I worked in an old bookbindery that was owned by a hoarder.

What are you reading now?
We are currently reading the Harry Potter series to our daughter- and that is so enjoyable!

Where would you like to travel to next?
Mexico and Japan

What show have you binge-watched
Brooklyn Nine Nine, Community, Parks and Rec

What’s your favorite movie?
I think I could watch “Newsies” or “Thor: Ragnorok” over and over

What is your favorite cheese?
Cheap brie or expensive gouda.

If you could name a nail polish, what would you name it?
“Blushable” because I blush VERY easily.

Do you wear shoes when you do art?
No way! Slippers if it’s cold.

What artist are you reincarnated from?
Paul Klee

What’s your middle name?
York

What do you wish your middle name was?
I’ve always liked mine; it was my grandmother’s maiden name and it’s my mom’s, sister’s, and daughter’s middle name as well.

If you could eat only one food, what would it be?
Sushi or croissants

How do you stay in shape?
I walk a lot and do kickboxing. Our family has also started going on little bike tours.

How don’t you stay in shape?
Chips and salsa

How do you take your coffee?
With cream

What question would you most like to be asked?
Would you like another cup of coffee?

Client List

American Greetings
Anthropologie
BBDO Worlwide
Chronicle Books
Disney Hyperion
Hallmark
IKEA
The Land of Nod
Oopsy Daisy
Papyrus
Quarto Publishing Group
Running Press
Roger la Borde
TAG, Ltd.
Up with Paper!
Vosges Chocolates
The Washington Post
Workman Publishing Company

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