Kate Moross

Kate Moross

Kate Moross is a rising contemporary London-based graphic designer, illustrator and art director. She is recognized for her typographic illustrations. At the young age of twenty-six she has achieved a prominent position in the world of designing. She is currently the art director of Studio Moross. Her designs follow a certain pattern such as three sided shapes, illegible typography and she is fond of freeform lettering.

Moross was born on April 09, 1986, in London, UK. She received her elementary and secondary education from South Hampstead High School. For higher studies she went on to Wimbledon University of the Arts, London. In 2008, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with first class from Camberwell University of the Arts. While studying, she launched Isomorph Records, a vinyl only record label. The record label was set up so that Moross could further examine the dynamics between music and design. It endeavors to “Make Music Look Good” through Art Direction for Bands. The label has launched several music artists including Cutting Pink With Knives, Pictureplane, Apes and Androids, Midnight Juggernauts and Hearts Revolution. Moreover, in 2010, she joined Pulse Films as a director. Here she directed a number of music videos for popular artists, such as Mobile Disco, Alpines, MTV EMA, AB Carter and Simian.

Moross worked closely with the artist with each release. She feels it is crucial to get close to the music so that one can create the definitive visual representation of the sound. The outcome encapsulates the band’s ideas and her vision of the music produced. She was ranked 18th in the NME’s Future 50 innovators who hold the key to the future music, in 2008. However, the Isomorph Records’ website was taken down and it ceased to release music from 2012 onwards. In the same year, Moross founded Studio Moross which also took up music based projects. Currently, a British musician Jessie Ware seeks Moross’ expertise as an art director for her music and video projects. She has given direction to numerous music videos of Ware including ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’, ‘Running’ and ‘Wildest Moments’.

Kate Moross is a versatile and multi-talented graphic designer who worked across a range of illustrative art and designing including motion graphics, photography and moving image. Since graduation she has worked prolifically and created bold artwork for some of the leading clients. Her designing skills can be witnessed in the ads for ESPN, Paul Smith, Mini Cooper, Fabergé, Addidas and Nike. Furthermore, she has attended several seminars, art conferences and festivals where she talked as a primary speaker. She delivered these lectures at OFFSET Festival Dublin, TYPO Berlin ‘Touch’, After School Club II and Offenbach, Germany.

Besides, her signature clothing range for Topshop, illustrations for Vogue Magazine and a nationwide billboard campaign for Cadbury helped her put her name on the map. In 2012, she sat on the jury for the D&AD Awards. Some of the renowned magazines such as Grafik Magazine, Vice magazine and Dazed & Confused has profiled her in the recent years. She has also been selected for Creative Future award by Creative Review, in 2007. Additionally, Prestel Publishing has recently published her first book, Make Your Own Luck (2014). It was a feather in the cap moment for Kate Moross when she ran with the Torch in Lewisham, in the London Olympics 2012.

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