Meet Kate

Where are you from?

I was born in Germany, but raised halfway between Pinehurst, North Carolina and New York City.

After high school, I studied Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Some of my best friends and fiercest artistic contacts were made there.

After living abroad after graduation, I moved back to the US and settled in Lancaster, PA - the home of one of my college roommates. I met my husband here and am so glad I fell in love with Central PA.

Why Illustration?

Illustration provides a unique combination of stories and pictures. As a child, I devoured books and still love storytelling. Though I studied Painting in undergrad, I also have a degree in English Education. Through illustration, I am able to link those two artistic passions.

What else do you do?

When I'm not doing calligraphy, I'm a lover of travel, culture, and food. I love exploring new places, finding crazy antiques to restore, and spending time with my computer programmer husband.





Kate Joy Stetson
Lancaster, Pennsylvania