Katie is a graphic designer based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her multi-disciplinary practice involves book-making, visual identities and community events. Her approach to both her professional and arts-based practice is to instigate research-led work that is insightful, critical and poetic. She has recently finished her MFA at Ilam School of Fine Arts, where she has been exploring alternative structures of design practice in relation to self-publishing, community and environment.


Katie Kerr a graphic designer based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her practice focusses on the creation of books, publications and printed materials in the broad field of the contemporary cultural sector. She is interested in text and language and the space between the romantic and the rational.

Previously Head of Design at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life in London, she returned to New Zealand to complete her Masters of Fine Art at Ilam School of Fine Arts. Now, alongside designing for a range of clients, she runs GLORIA, an experimental publishing platform, with photographer Alice Connew. This platform functions as a research facility to explore the multidisciplinary production of paperback books.

She also runs K Road project space Strange Haven with Samuel Walsh, and the Directory of Women Designers with Catherine Griffiths and Alice Connew.

Drop into 281 Karangahape Road and say hello. Email studio(at)katie-kerr.com or follow @studiokatiekerr.



Words & exhibitions:

The value of A working week, Chloe Geoghegan for Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2018

Dwelling in the Margins: Katie Kerr reflects on A working week, for Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2018

Gemma Walsh and Katie Kerr, a conversation, for GLORIA, 2018

A Working Week, residency at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2018

Alternative Routes: An Interview with Katie Kerr, Design Assembly, 2018

A trip to the Bauhaus: Reflecting on a century of women in design, for Designers Speak (Up), 2018 

Cul-de-sac, group exhibition at RM Gallery, 2018 

Parallel Lines of Enquiry, 2018 

Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press, The Pantograph Punch, 2017

Neither here or there: Katie Kerr, The Big Idea, 2017