Kate Hursthouse Calligrapher Illustrator Artist


Kate Hursthouse is a New Zealand artist specialising in illustration, calligraphy and hand lettering. Kate’s work takes on a number of forms from contemporary calligraphic artworks and commercial illustrations to large scale hand-painted murals. 

Her commercial clients include Karen Walker, Lululemon, Spark NZ, Laneway Festival, TEDxAuckland, Hallertau Brewery, Panasonic, Creative Mornings and Auckland City Council. She is also an Ambassador for Pilot Pens New Zealand.

In addition to commercial work Kate has exhibited in a number of gallery shows, including her first international exhibition in Germany in March 2016, and has painted murals in New Zealand and the USA.

In 2017 Kate established Scribble Me This a boutique design studio focused on her niche specialty of custom hand lettered and typographic brand identities.

Kate also hosts hand-lettering and calligraphy workshops. She created Our Wahine - an illustrated history of 125 extraordinary New Zealand women and her first illustrated children's book was published in April 2018 - you can order it here.

You can view two short films below about Kate and her work produced by Tales from NZ and Clair Obscur Productions.

To connect, chat or collaborate email // hello@katehursthouse.com