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.
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
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press, The Pantograph Punch, 2017
Neither here or there: Katie Kerr, The Big Idea, 2017