i love

A little about me.  

I rediscovered my creative spark, largely abandoned after college, busy with a demanding career in nursing, specialising in adolescent mental health.
It was my own mental health breakdown that prompted the rediscovery of my creative self, and the discovery of surface pattern design. 
From the beginning I was hooked! 
Read more about my creative journey here

hello. I'm Kate


Coffee & Cake

Book Shops

Home Sweet Home

real moments


gorgeous florals

When not helping creatives dreams come true, you’ll find me listening to My Favourite Murder (#murderino…if you know, you know) or still laughing my ass off to reruns of Friends, with a huge mug of coffee and a paintbrush never very far away.

I believe that life's too short to not pursue your passions

Kate's Philosophy

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I'm feeling playful


I design playful patterns & illustrations for brands that want their products to shine.

Fuelled by coffee and curiosity!

Based in Manchester, England but serving clients worldwide.

© Kate Frances 2022


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