Hi! Katy Dee here.
Artist, designer, maker, thrifter and lover of colourful things that bring us joy.
I was lucky to have a creative mum who encouraged us as kids to make things at any opportunity we had. I remember making everything from books to paper mache and painting those plaster cast kits. 80s craft was the best!
I studied art and textiles at school and went to the London College of Fashion to do my diploma but decided as a teenager [because they make the best decisions right?!] to do a degree in glass. Yes, you read that right... I studied Three Dimensional Design and specialised in glass! While I loved the material and have a huge respect for it and the artists who work in this field, it wasn't for me. I came to realise I enjoy the decoration element in design, the surface design. The styling and the layering of things.
I returned to textiles later and haven't looked back! Shiztastic began as a label that focused on using vintage fabrics to make homewares and jewellery, it has evolved over the years and is now a lifestyle label that creates cheerful textiles for you and your home.
I moved to Australia, went back to college and studied Digital Textile Design as well as Graphic Design so I now create all my own prints and textile designs from my original artwork. I like to think of my textiles as wearable art!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, find me over on Instagram if you want to see behind the scenes or have a chat! @shiztastic
Katy Dee xxx