Kate Moross is a London-based creative who as an illustrator is best known for her work with three sided shapes, typography and music. Kate started in flyer design for East London parties, the super cool Young Turks and Queens of Noize were just some of the leading events organisers to notice her talents in creating unique, stand out imagery in her early career. It wasn’t long before she established herself as one of the illustrators to work with. Work with Cadburys, Topshop and Samsung has firmly routed the triangle-loving Kate as one of today’s most sought-after creatives. Now moving into moving image and film, Kate has just finished the latest music video for the electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco.
When Think-Work-Play caught up with Kate about her creative process, she spoke of her love for The Queen and the late Queen Mother’s fashion sense, her cravings for old school penny sweets, as well as being asked to once design a bong for an American company – she turned it down though. Her studio in Central London gave us a peek into the multi-coloured world of Kate, a place where Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat would even feel beige.
The coloured pencils you see in the video were some collection, literally every colour was accounted for, Kate does not do shades! We asked Kate to give us three colours that represented her, she chose Banana Yellow, Mint Green and Coral Pink – what would yours be? Kate is a modern day creative with a laid-back approach to design, she layers out her projects all in one go – there is no strict to do list here.
A keen hoarder, Kate’s trips across the globe means her studio is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of artifacts, both kitsch and cool. Catching our eyes as we interview her is an Oscars ornament, a giant Crayola pen, a packet of Fizz Wizz and a children’s-style mobile hanging from the ceiling with Kate’s triangles and small tree design.Apparently it was born out of an old work experience girl getting the triangles cut twice as big as they should have been, they were meant to be bracelets – now they would only fit Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wrists.
An innovator in typography and design, Kate is sure to see her star rise over the next year as she leads telephone giant, Samsung’s London 2012 offering. Kate has exclusively designed the brand’s logo for the London 2012 Olympics, so we thought we would set her a challenge to redesign the Think-Work-Play logo. Amazingly, she was able to do it in under three minutes; showing the speed of her creative thought process from ideation to creation – it was a sight to behold and will feature on the site very soon, keep your eyes peeled.
Kate has recently launched an online shop where you can get your hands on Kate’s clothes designs, necklaces, prints and a whole lot more. The collection features her iconic triangle images, as well as a host of great designs that she has done for the likes of La Roux and Simian. We definitely want the keyring…