Live Illustration

Brand Experience and Live Illustration

Hello. I’m Katie, and I specialise in live illustration.

I help PR agencies and global brands with experiential marketing by drawing live at events.

Dreaming up new designs and live illustration layouts is my favourite thing to do. Helping global brands communicate clearly. SWOON. I love it.

I help educators and academics record their ideas with graphic recording at workshops and meetings.

I’ve been scribing for top institutions for meetings and workshops since graduating with an MA in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art.

My super powers = creating fast, dynamic illustrations that boost engagement, stimulate effective learning, and are easily shared.
I’m all about using my illustrative powers for good. Ethical, environmental projects YES PLEASE.

Painting windows for Nespresso in London, Regent Street.

Painting windows for Nespresso in London, Regent Street.

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Window painting for Dove, at the Sea Containers / 12th Knot in London.

Window painting for Dove, at the Sea Containers / 12th Knot in London.

Windows for  Nespresso UK’s  flagship boutique store in Regent Street, London for international recycling day.  Designs highlighted their recycling scheme, as well as their AAA Sustainable Quality programme for sourcing coffee beans.

Windows for Nespresso UK’s flagship boutique store in Regent Street, London for international recycling day.
Designs highlighted their recycling scheme, as well as their AAA Sustainable Quality programme for sourcing coffee beans.

Live Window Illustration / Installation Painting for Dove

In March 2019 I was commissioned to create a live window painting at the 12th Knot in London, visualising Dove’s sustainability/recycling commitments.

Not all of the attendees’ first language was English, so visualising the commitments was essential.

An example of the pre-event design process. All designs are signed off before the event, so that you and I both know exactly what I will be painting. This window design incorporated hashtags, company values, and was easily shared across social media channels by influencers and bloggers attending the London event.

An example of the pre-event design process. All designs are signed off before the event, so that you and I both know exactly what I will be painting. This window design incorporated hashtags, company values, and was easily shared across social media channels by influencers and bloggers attending the London event.

Live Portrait Painting in-store - House of Fraser

Some examples from live illustrating for House of Fraser, Gateshead at a Mothers' Day promotional event, as part of the talented team at LiL (Live Illustration London):

Product customisation - Stella Artois

In 2018 I was drew for Stella Artois in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol and at Ascot Races.

I personalised each chalice in around 5 minutes or less. This included a hand-lettered name and/or message, as well as a small skyline or landmark illustration. (See images below). In 9 hours at Ascot races I personalised over 100 chalices.


Window Painting / storefront Illustration for Nespresso
Regent Street, London

I designed and painted storefront windows to celebrate National Recycling Day.

The talented team at Itch Media created a time lapse video of my window-painting process. Click here to watch! (Or see embedded video above).


Live Illustrating for Brands

Useful facts and Live Illustration Services Available:

  • Product personalisation takes around 5 minutes per item. Designs are created and approved before the event.

  • Window painting: I create the design, you sign it off, I turn up and paint it. You’ll be amazed at how much I can get done in one day of illustrating on windows! Please do get in touch with any questions and I can give a better estimate of timescale and costs.
    (All paints = non-toxic and environmentally friendly.)

  • Wall Mural painting

  • Graphic Recording. Click here for more information.

Get in touch to enquire about portraits, hand lettering, packaging and other experiential illustration event options.


>> Detailed case studies <<

What is Graphic Recording?

If you are organising an educational event, a workshop, or any event where you would like participants’ ideas recorded then graphic recording is for you.

I, the scribe, can go around and draw while I capture valuable information.

You can read more about graphic recording, and why it is very useful here.

It’s fabulous for engaging workshop participants, enthusing students, and making an impact at corporate events.

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Live Illustration 101

THE INS AND OUTS OF HIRING A LIVE ILLUSTRATOR / SCRIBE FOR YOUR EVENT OR WORKSHOP

Considering live illustration but don’t know where to start? Fear not! I have created this printable checklist for PR agencies, brands, event organisers, workshop facilitators, and YOU of course.

Included:

  • A checklist for running successful live illustration events.

  • In-depth industry information on pricing, finding the right illustrator for the job, contracts and design roughs, ensuring the day goes smoothly, and leverage your illustrator’s work for maximum impact.

  • 5 Reasons Why Live Illustration is Amazing.

If you have any questions you can email me.

Also, check out my FAQs page because I might have answered your question there.

Become an experiential marketing innovator and wow your boss and wow your customers/workshop attendees.

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