I am a Scottish multi-disciplinary designer and illustrator, and have been working and living in London since 2013. My aim has always been to make beautiful things, while at the same time telling a story and injecting a sense of sass, fun and humour into my work. See more of my work at www.katecostigan.com and www.instagram.com/kate_costiganLocked Pro Plan feature
At HemingwayDesign I was primarily a graphic designer. Some of my favourite projects have included: - developing a range of merchandise based on the iconic Spitfire plane for Imperial War Museum - packaging for the HemingwayDesign and Royal Doulton ceramic collaboration - being part of the team that has completed the award winning re-brand of Britain’s largest provider of student accommodation: Unite Students. - leading on all printed and digital promotional material, signage and wayfinding for the Vintage Festival and the Classic Car Boot Sale events, and contributed to set dress for all events. - the rebrand and website design for the museum and digital archive The Land of Lost Content. - My career highlight so far was being heavily involved in the award-winning graphic identity (Design Week Awards 2016) of the iconic Dreamland pleasure park in Margate, and leading on the design of Dreamland retail and merchandise. I started as an inexperienced graduate and have gained countless skills over the past 4 years, under the wing of designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway MBE.
I studied Visual Communication for four years at the Glasgow School of Art in my hometown of Glasgow. In my 3rd year I specialised in Illustration after spending the first two years working on a variety of projects across Illustration, Graphic Design and Photography. I also received a distinction for my extended essay ‘If Looks Could Kill: Costume Design as a Narrative Tool in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock’ completed in my last year of studying.