Hi I’m Kaitlyn aka Cornishbirdinthesticks!
I live near Redruth in Cornwall with my boyfriend Guy and 11 dogs (no that isn’t a typo, they are all small so if you stuck them together it would be like having one big dog….sort of!).
I have always loved being creative but never confident to pursue it as a career. I studied Graphic Design at Falmouth School of Art and Design but I chose to go and work in an accounts office instead for 15 years.
It was whilst working at Falmouth Docks that I met Penny Phillips and she asked me to design a logo for the Falmouth branch of the Mission to Seafarers, to include an iconic image of the docks. I knew the design had to be crisp and sharp so my normal pen and coloured pencil cartoon sketches would not work.
I had messed about on Publisher software for years designing posters, etc so decided to try using the autoshapes to create an image…a crane!
From the crane I did the Geevor design and I thought about designing more Cornwall inspired themes, fishing, harbours, mackerel, tin mines and beaches…then I tried other animals and themes, commissions for people, the list was endless! I only tend to use a handful of autoshapes to create my designs, circles, squares, triangles and lines. There may even be a small amount of freestylin’ with the mouse too!
Over the last couple of years I have developed my style even more and now produce my own merchandise to sell at fairs around the county, shops around the country and to everyone else on the interwebness.
I love what I do and I hope you do too!