oh hey!

LET ME HANG YOUR COAT ON THE RACK WHILE YOU SLIP OFF YOUR MUDDY GUMBOOTS AND LET YOUR SHOULDERS RELAX.

I’ve got a warm cuppa ready for you (a beautiful organic chai brew you’re going to love) and I can’t wait to hear more about your incredible business.

But while you’re relaxing – please, take your time and help yourself to one of those strawberries, we grew them ourselves – why don’t I tell you a little bit about me?

LET ME HANG YOUR COAT ON THE RACK WHILE YOU SLIP OFF YOUR MUDDY GUMBOOTS AND LET YOUR SHOULDERS RELAX.

I’ve got a warm cuppa ready for you (a beautiful organic chai brew you’re going to love) and I can’t wait to hear more about your incredible business.

But while you’re relaxing – please, take your time and help yourself to one of those strawberries, we grew them ourselves – why don’t I tell you a little bit about me?

I’m Kate and I’m the creative mind – and hands – behind The Mud Room, a graphic & web design studio based in Warragul, Gippsland in regional Victoria, Australia.

HERE’S MY
NO-BORING-BITS BIO

I’m a design school dropout and a bit of a creative renegade. Like Sinatra, I like to lead, not follow, and do things my way by learning from experience.  

I share my creative space with my husband, our one-year-old, Murphy Rose, a sustainable living blog @downrightraw, two spoodles and some baby fruit trees. 

But I’m not going to lie: I have a dirty little secret.

You see, I really, really love pottering in my veggie garden and getting dirt  under my nails. 

And I adore digging in the dirt, planting a delicate seed and then lovingly nourishing and nurturing it into a big, blossoming beauty. 

So I guess it’s only natural that this is exactly what I do in my business for your business … just with a pencil, laptop and some creative design skills.

Grounded in earthy creativity and forged in a fire of intuitive design strategy, The Mud Room helps conscious creatives and female business owners illuminate their assets and bring light to their pursuits through authentic and artistic visual aesthetics.

My design style is earthy, wild and hand-drawn. I believe in creating designs that simultaneously act as art and strategy and that attract your dream customer’s attention and capture their hearts.

So, what’s my story?
Remember back in high school, when you were eyeing up the ‘real world’ like it was the last raw treat at the tea party, and every adult in a ten mile radius felt the need to drop the “What are you going to do/be?” question on you?

For most teenagers, that question sparked a queasy belly flip of dread. Well, for me, knowing what I wanted to do and be was the easy part. I wanted to be a graphic designer.

But every time I told people that graphic design was my strawberry jam, they’d pat me on the head and remind me that “there’s no money in design.” Which meant the hard part became summoning up the courage to shake off the status quo and pursue my dreams.

So while my courage was growing, I travelled the world a few times and worked as a travel agent for seven years.

(I still unconsciously offer up my favourite hot spots and insider-secrets when somebody tells me they’re travelling.)

But as is often the case in life, while I was dredging up my bravery, my beautiful husband held space for me to cultivate my dreams. He encouraged me to study online and work as a travel agent by day and a freelance graphic and web designer by night, Until one day I had the nerve and the client base to become a full-time graphic designer.

Today, I am proud to specialise in heart-capturing, thought-provoking and creative graphic design that reflects and highlights your businesses’ true essence like the best kind of magic mirror.

How can I help?
How can I help?

 

    • I DESIGN AND BUILD WEBSITES ON WORDPRESS/DIVI/SHOWIT AND SHOPIFY.
    • I CREATE E-COMMERCE SITES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
    • I CRAFT PRINT DESIGN (LIKE STATIONERY, BROCHURES, MAGAZINE LAYOUTS & MARKETING MATERIAL) AS WELL AS SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS.
I BELIEVE THAT LIKE A LOTUS FLOWER BLOSSOMING IN THE MUD, WITH THE RIGHT NOURISHING FOUNDATION BLENDED IN WITH A LITTLE TLC AND SOME WORK, WE CAN GET YOUR BUSINESS REFRESHED AND READY FOR THE NEXT SEASON.

BUT TAKE YOUR TIME. SIP YOUR CHAI.
LET YOUR VISION UNFURL. AND WHEN YOU’RE READY, MEANDER ON OVER TO MY SERVICES PAGE.

I’ll see you there

BUT TAKE YOUR TIME.
SIP YOUR CHAI.
LET YOUR VISION UNFURL. AND WHEN YOU’RE READY, MEANDER ON OVER TO MY SERVICES PAGE.

I’ll see you there

OR IF YOU’D LIKE A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION AND A LITTLE MORE ACTION (CUE THE ELVIS HIP THRUST), WHY DON’T YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH ME AND WE CAN CHAT ABOUT YOUR GOALS AND PROJECT?

Get in touch!

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