Kate graduated from Falmouth University with a degree in Illustration. Now based in Wales, she is busy creating gorgeous images for picture books, fiction and brands. Her signature style is a a wonderful mixture of energetic line, heart-warming characters, contemporary colour and fabulous hand lettering.
Written and illustrated by Kate, her debut picture book Quiet! (Child's Play) was published in 2017. It was swiftly followed by That is Actually My Blanket, Baby! (Little Tiger Press), illustrated by Kate. Her disctintive hand lettering is the focus of cover designs for two YA titles by Non Pratt, Unboxed and Second Best Friend (Barrington Stoke) and her black and white illustrations are featured in Proud (Stripes), an anthology of stories and poetry celebrating LGBTQ+ talent.
Kate is now busy creating picture books for several US publishers including Candlewick, Dial and Amazon US.
'A delightful picture of family life, ingeniously interpreted through its sounds. This is a book that radiates comfort, security, warmth and love.' BookTrust on Quiet!
'Sure to invite cries of "Again!"' Kirkus Reviews on Quiet!
'Kate Alizadeh's illustrations capture all the joyful exuberance and messiness of the early years.' LoveReading4Kids on That Actually is My Blanket, Baby!
Represented by Mandy Suhr