Kathryn Herndon (alias kniftykat) was born in Washington, raised in Colorado, and is currently living in Portland, Oregon working as an illustrator. A lot of the art she creates is inspired by everyday life, vivid dreams, and her childhood adventures. Kathryn works both traditionally and digitally, using vibrant color palettes in the process. She enjoys animating her illustrations, and conveying narratives through picture books and comics. Her art tends to be playful, lighthearted, positive, and comforting.

Kathryn graduated with a BFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art with a focus in Illustration. During her time in Portland, Kathryn’s work has been exhibited in multiple galleries, published in anthologies, and sold in popup shops.

In her free time, she enjoys playing video games ranging from Stardew Valley to the Mass Effect trilogy, binge watching netflix series, and taking long naps.
For inquiries, collaborations, or project ideas, contact her at: kniftykat(at)gmail.com

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