Kat J. Weiss is a German/Thai freelance illustrator based in Hong Kong. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014, with a BFA in Illustration and minor in Graphic Design.
Kat enjoys drawing with inks, as it is unpredictable, accident-prone, and precise, all at once. Her work is collage- and pattern-like, with surreal and playful compositions. Though she operates in a few different styles – sometimes saccharine and sweet, sometimes a little more serious – her leaning towards the decorative remains throughout.
Kat has been featured in Quiet Lunch Magazine, Sai Kung Magazine, Nonagon Style, and PLUG Magazine. In March 2018, she exhibited paintings at Swing A Cat Gallery (Hong Kong) for her first ever group show with HK ILLO. She also frequently participates in local craft markets, such as Discovery Bay Sunday Market, The Hive Studios Print Gone Wild, CultureFest & more.
When she isn't art-ing, Kat can probably be found crocheting, listening to podcasts or hanging out with her HK ILLO family (ok, that’s still art-ing).
Things that inspire me: Art Nouveau posters, Japanese artists Seiichi Hayashi, and psychedelic fashion and advertising illustration from the 1960s.
I am looking to do editorial illustration works on topics concerning: environmentally sustainable living & dining, respecting and being present in nature, mindfulness and mental health, having deep compassion for self and other living beings, and social equity for LGBT+ and marginalised groups. If you have a project that would suit my style and core message, please do not hesitate to contact me.