Kate Knapp, Twigseeds creator

Kate Knapp (above and below, with Ruby Red Shoes, her book, and me) made a career change and gave up the 9 to 5 life in Brisbane so that her gorgeous Twigseeds characters could come to life: they now roam the world freely on beautiful creations because Kate, now in her early40s, licenses others internationally to use her artwork on homewares, children’s toys and items, stationery and more.

Kate works from her home studio in a cute two-storey cottage in a leafy inner suburb of Brisbane. Her artwork, whimsical characters and quotes on life and love first appeared in local stores and online and now are found across Australia, NZ and the UK. (Check the international airport for stocks of her work now published in various formats by ‘Affirmations‘.)

Ruby Red Shoes has her own blog following and is now a plush toy as well.

Who says artists have to sell one item at a time?

Bev R, Career Changer Coach