My name is Katherine Barrow. I was born and raised in Johannesburg, and have lived here almost my entire life. I have always had a love of art and design and an appreciation for all things beautiful. I have not studied design, but rather have taught myself. Endless hours of playing and experimenting, and a keen desire to learn more, have given me the skills to create design which I believe to be simple and elegant.
While I appreciate the clean, simple, almost utilitarian aspects of modern design, I have a penchant for design purely for design's sake. I love indulgent, opulent design and decoration. While modern design is functional, I see no reason to sacrifice ornamentation in order to achieve that. Therefore, I seek to create design that strikes a perfect balance between opulence and ornamentation, and the clean, functional design of the present. My influences range from Art Noveau and Art Deco, to William Morris and Rosetti, to Web 2.0, and everything in between. In this world of simplicity, functionality and instant gratification, I do not want to lose sight of the fact that, after all, design is art.