About

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 is a graphic designer based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand who is interested in exploring alternative structures of design practice. Her research-led practice revolves around the multidisciplinary production of experimental paperback books.

Previously Head of Design at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life in London, she returned to New Zealand to finish her MFA at Ilam School of Fine Arts. Now, alongside designing for international clients and the arts sector, she runs GLORIA, an arts-based publishing platform, with Berlin-based photographer Alice Connew, as well as Strange Haven, an artist-run space on Karangahape Road, with Sam Walsh.

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

 

 
 

Words & exhibitions:

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