Katherine Butts

STW21-KATHERINE-BUTTS

SESSIONS COLLEGE FOR PROFESSIONAL DESIGN

Katherine Butts, also known as Nystique Arts, is a freelance illustrator with an eye for design. She’s an owner of an online shop and Patreon full of her artwork and merchandise — including prints, stationery, and more – all created by hand in a little studio in Ohio. Starting off as a full-time mother and homeschooler, she put herself through design school, working day and night to advance her skill. One of her lifelong desires is to inspire and create artwork that can brighten someone’s day and even life. Creating an aesthetic with her artwork to help others feel confident with who they are and who they choose to be is a passion of hers. In her free time, she enjoys being with her amazing support team, her husband and kids, while also enjoying video games and family trips, and reading her favorite graphic novels or comics.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Bronx NY but I live in Ohio now

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Online education!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

More of a night owl, but usually work all day!

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Harry Potter Series

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

The Office and Psych! I alternate =)

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram and Patreon

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Don’t have one, but I watch a lot of artists on YouTube!

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Van Gogh and many current artists

FAVORITE BOOK?

Comic books and graphic novels, such as “The Killing Joke.”

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Black Lives Matter

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Drawing and more drawing! I was able to focus on my studies and my career

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?

The challenges in 2020 have moved my focus in design to feel more personal: to be much more representative of who I am and what I want to say!

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