Kate Bingaman-Burt mostly draws, letters, documents, and collects, but she also does a lot of other things that involve energy, conversation, and exchange. As a critical component of her creative practice, Kate is a full-time educator and makes illustrations for all sorts of clients all around the world. She is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University. Kate owns Outlet which hosts workshops, pop-up events and a risograph print studio. She also sits on the board of Design Portland and has been scheming with them since 2012.
HELLO: I make work about the things we buy and the feelings we feel. The building blocks of my practice include: bright colors, hand lettering, inventories of illustrated objects, and input and interaction from the communities of awesome people who contribute to my crowd-sourced projects.
Rule based projects RULE my work. Almost all of my non-client work operates some sort of rule structure. The project I might be best know for is my daily purchase drawing project that started in 2006. 12 years and over 3,000 drawings later, it’s still going strong. You may follow along over on my instagram for the latest drawings.
My roles as commercial illustrator, full-time educator, and project-based artist overlap to inform an intricate creative work flow.
My studio is located in Outlet which is my project space located in Portland, Oregon. I am also an Associate Professor of Graphic Design a Portland State. My position as both leader and collaborator with my students is an integral part of my creative practice.
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