Some kind words (so you don't have to take my word for it!)
Hi Kate, I ordered an inky hare framed print from you on the 22nd Jan for my husband’s stepmother’s birthday, and just wanted to write you a quick message to say how much she loved it! She actually cried when she unwrapped it, immediately asking my father in law to hang it in the front room - and she’s a hard woman to please so that is testament to your talent! I was so impressed with its speedy arrival and the little details you added, the postcards, the blue ribbon - it’s those little touches that takes an ‘internet order’ to a ‘special delivery’, everything, the print especially, really was gorgeous. Thank you again, you really helped make her birthday special, my husband is a dairy farmer, so you can bet I will be ordering some inky cow loveliness from you when his birthday comes around! Many thanks.
FC - Product Buyer Inky Hare Framed Print
This is a really beautiful gift for a new baby. I received it on time and was kept informed as to when I would get it. The artwork is quality and it is a unique present. Amazing value for money.
HN - Product Buyer Bespoke Baby Name Print
The Donkey iPad case arrived yesterday and it's fabulous - thank you! I really appreciate how quickly you organised it and I'm delighted with it and I know my Mum will love it. I will tell everyone about you, I think your designs are wonderful and are matched equally in splendour with your customer service.
CW - Product Buyer Inky Donkey iPad Case
Dear Kate, I got the envelope with the 3 bamboo pens today, and I have to say it really gave me the truest kindergarten-kind-of excitement, already when I saw the cute sealing sticker on it. The inside of the package was even a greater pleasure to see, really impressive, such a nice composition. The pens look perfect, very unique all three of them, and useful for my Christmas preparations. My toy hedgehog got also very excited about it. I'm sure I will recommend your creations to all of my friends too. :)
FV - Product Buyer Bamboo Pens Set of Three
Excellent quality. Amazingly quick service - the product arrived several days before it was predicted to.
RG - Product Buyer Inky Fox Faux Leather Flip Case
Hello kate......Moley has arrived! LOVE EVERYTHING!! I will undoubtedly be ordering more in the future..if that will be ok? It is the most lovely drawing...full of character. I was called Moley as a child and my sisters still do this now......rather an ancient mole now though! Thank you for everything Kate I'm a very pleased mole indeed. All the best.
CA - Product Buyer Pencil Mole Framed Print, Greeting Card and Tea Towel
I've just received my Inky Donkey Phone Case and I couldn't be more pleased with it, in fact, I love it. Wonderful product and great customer service, I will definitely be returning for more, 11 out of 10.
CGH - Product Buyer Inky Donkey Clip on Phone Case
Beautiful cushion! My Mum loved it. Very fast delivery.
SD - Product Buyer Inky Kingfisher Cushion
A lovely item that was a present .... it was loved immediately !
CV - Product Buyer Inky Flamingo Extra Large Glass Worktop Saver
The card is stunning. My friend loved it.
DF - Product Buyer Inky Sheep Greeting Card
When they came I was surprised at the quality of the product as it had exceeded my expectation by a lot. So far I have enjoyed using them and have had no problems with them so far. Overall it has been a pleasant experience.
WR - Product Buyer Bamboo Pens Set of Three
Hello, This is just to thank you for the beautiful card you sent me last month. I’m not sure that the website has accepted my feedback so I just thought I’d leave this message personally. Many Thanks Again.
SA - Product Buyer Inky Bumblebee Greeting Card
Beautifully painted and compliments my country kitchen. The seller is extremely helpful and the parcel was packed well.
IJ - Product Buyer Inky Reindeer Extra Large Glass Worktop Saver
This was a gift for a friend and being able to personalise it made it extra special. The drawing and detail is exquisite and the frame is gorgeous. My friend loved it! Very pleased.
NJ - Product Buyer Inky Fox Framed Print
Beautiful inky picture of a chicken. Lovely cards to use to write to our granddaughter in Japan who loves chickens. Quick delivery and very reasonably priced. I will be buying again from Kate's web site.
SD - Product Buyer Inky Chicken Postcards
I love the designs and the huge number of purposes I put these cards too. I have ordered them at least twice and am likely to return to this seller because of her originality and reliability.
TH - Product Buyer Inky Animal Postcards
What a fabulous product! Beautiful puffin image on the case cover. IPad fits like a glove into the housing. Being able to have 2 different levels to prop the iPad at to watch 'hands free, is great as found holding it at the correct angle manually quite challenging as hurt my wrists and thumbs. Also pivots to watch portrait or landscape...kate has thought of everything in her design and what good value! Contact with the business was brilliant as well, was slightly unsure of how one of the features worked, but Kate was in touch by email the same day with a lovely friendly email explaining everything very clearly. Would highly recommend this to anyone, definately 5 star *****
UM - Product Buyer Inky Puffin Tablet Case
Sooooo lovely and excellent quality! I know I need another one in my life soon :) !
JC - Product Buyer Inky Hare Extra Large Glass Worktop Saver
Beautiful product and extremely helpful seller. Thank you so much for being so helpful.
DB - Product Buyer Inky Donkey Pin Brooch
Kate responded quickly to my enquiry and the recipient of the gift was over the moon with the phone case which arrived within a couple of days - we will definately be visiting Kate's shop again! Thank you!
MF- Product Buyer Inky Kingfisher Faux Leather Flip Case
LOVE the cow towel. The design is just too cute and the towel is great quality.
PN- Product Buyer Inky Cow Tea Towel
Adore this print-bought it to be the guest book at our wedding. It looks fantastic and I'm so proud to have it on our wall. Especially excellent service from the seller-she reassured me that it would definitely be delivered to me before my wedding, even with my late order!
DJ- Product Buyer Inky Hedgehog Framed Print
Looks as good as it did on the website and love the different design.
DA- Product Buyer Inky Kingfisher Tablet Case With Stand
Brilliant artist, so accommodating. Beautiful drawing and quick turn around.
SD- Product Buyer Inky Fox Framed Print
Kate we just wanted to thank you for the amazing Wedding Invites and Order of Service that you created for us. You understood our taste immediately and we thoroughly enjoyed looking at the samples that you created for us. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone of our friends, family or colleagues. Thank you again for playing such an important part in our special day - you are an incredibly talented women!
LL – Bespoke Wedding Stationery Client
I issue the highest compliment I can, I couldn’t have done it better myself.
RA – Industrial Property Mogul.
(Design and manufacture of hand bound planning brochure: architectural illustrations, photography and all copy writing.)
Kate joined the editorial team on BBC History Magazine for holiday cover work. She produced original layouts for the magazine, worked on cover ideas and helped shape the final cover design of the March issue. She showed great problem-solving skills as well as creativity and an eye for detail.
I was particularly impressed with her general approach and how quickly she had picked up InDesign skills. She is highly motivated and conscientious, and was a pleasure to have around. We all wish her well for her future.
SF – Group Art Editor BBC History Magazine.
(Publishing layout design)
Kate’s work was recommended to us by a previous client when we were looking for bespoke artwork to go into our newly completed office building. We commissioned her to provide a range of framed photographic prints, reflecting the theme of what we do. She provided a wide range to choose from, and produced them quickly and to the highest standard. Her range of artfully photographed prints, were supplied in quality frames and they really give a great feel to the building – capturing what our business is all about, so well.
We have subsequently used many of the images within our company calendars sent to around 500 of our top clients, with lots of positive feedback.
For some time we produced an ‘in-house’ company magazine to distribute to approximately 3,000 customers. We considered it was time to sharpen up its look and we engaged Kate to re-design the layout and ‘feel’ of the magazine.
We were delighted with the clean, modern design she gave us; and her conscientious attitude towards every detail. It has been a very successful and fruitful relationship and I can recommend her work and professional approach, most thoroughly.
GM - Managing Director Meadow Quality Ltd.
(Photographic print commission and magazine redesign brief.)
This is perfect – thanks so much for your attention to detail.
JC – Bespoke Wedding Stationery Client
The print was really pretty and the frame is excellent too. Really lovely gift.
RG - Product Buyer Inky Mouse Framed Print
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! SO much for yesterday!
It was just what I needed, and I feel so much more in control of my camera and pictures now. Your teaching style is awesome, and you clearly know & understand your subject perfectly, as you can put it across in real simple terms.
Thanks again Kate xx
JS - Food Photography Workshop The Hedgecombers
It's absolutely beautiful and writes well. My friend loves it!
SD - Product Buyer Bamboo Pens
Thanks so much for the invites, just opened them up! We LOVE them!!!! Thanks so much, exactly what I was thinking!!! They look gorgeous, PERFECT!!!! Xxxxxxxxx Thanks SO much, YOU ROCK!!!!
BR – Bespoke Wedding Stationery Client
Hey Kate, just wanted to say that we absolutely love our photos - you did an amazing job of capturing all the big moments and all the small details. So thanks again.
CC - Wedding Photography Client
Your portfolio is very diverse and the shots are exceptionally eye catching. You are most certainly talented.
CU - Editorial and Design Manager Four shires Magazine.
(Work featured in March 2012 edition)
Kate worked with us preparing prints for the show, dealing with the artists and the artwork, putting up the show, working on the private view with clients and buyers and during the opening weekend. All of which she dealt with to a very high standard of professionalism, the same I would expect from any of our team here.
Handling of prints and the database of works is integral to the running of our business, and in turn the planning of an exhibition, and I was able to leave Kate entirely in charge of this. She was diligent and confident in her role and always completed the task set to the highest possible standard.
Her ability to deal with clients in a professional manner and in turn work with her fellow team and interns was exceptional and I would absolutely welcome her back to our studios with open arms! She would be a credit to any company and is a trustworthy and loyal member of the team.
We wish her good luck in everything she does and expect she will go on to do great things.
KN – Director of PRINT CLUB LONDON
Congratulations on your lovely work, I think it is most special. I don't know the origin of your sketch but I do know that whatever the reason you thought to draw it, it means a great deal to me.
FM - Art Buyer.
You’ve really inspired me to get back into designing. Thanks so much for coming.
JC – Textile Surface Patten Designer
Absolutely love them!! I can't choose may have to ponder for a while on them!! I'm so grateful! It's all more than perfect.
SW - Business Card Design
Very happy with the item and its speedy delivery, many thanks.
MW - Product Buyer Hand carved Bamboo Pen
Kate Moby is a professional photographer, illustrator and designer. Kate has taken the majority of product photographs on my site and she has also designed some product tags, labels, business cards and signs for me using my logo.
Her lovely website shows her many talents and she has carried out work for companies such as the BBC History Magazine, The Farmers Guardian and many bespoke orders for weddings. Take a look at her blog and portfolios of work.
JW – Owner at Joeyanna Designs
(Product photographs, business card design and packaging design.)
Kate you are a very talented lady.
FW – Freelance Illustrator
Thanks so much for everything. I really love the invites and think they are perfect when you need to send a lot of info. All the best with your business and everything else.
AC – Bespoke Wedding Stationery Client
Hi Kate, I meant to look on your website for bamboo pens but got a bit side-tracked by your amazing designs! I absolutely love the woodland themed prints. As an Art teacher I think your screen printing method is fab and cheap, I'm going to try it in the classroom. I forwarded your website on to our Textiles teacher and you are on the wall as 'Designer of the Month'. The textile students are doing 'natural forms' and the graphic students are doing an illustration project so it fits right in! :)
RJ - Art Teacher
CW – Freelance Illustrator
During her time with us Kate was extremely reliable, punctual, scrupulously honest and hard-working. She was always well groomed and her work was neat and tidy. Kate was extremely quick to pick up new skills along the way, including learning how to use my computer aided design system (CAD) to such a degree that within only an hour or two she was able to produce plans from site notes she had previously helped me measure and within only a very short time she was able to complete this work on her own. This was a remarkable achievement.
Kate is a very talented, quick witted and intelligent young person quite capable of working on her own initiative. She is willing to give anything whatsoever a try, and to find the correct solution to any problem she is given. To my knowledge, Kate has always undertaken everything she does with great enthusiasm and total dedication. She is thoroughly honest, conscientious and extremely trustworthy. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her to you.
Kate has the backing of a very caring, kind and considerate family, she is always thoughtful of others and strikes me as mature way beyond her years. In short, she is a very special young person.
IL - Property Surveyor FRICS
(Office Management, Architectural CAD work and Architectural Illustration.)
Beautiful photos - really captured the day perfectly!
SD – Wedding Photography
Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.
PK – Wedding Photography
Ah-mazing! 'quitting my job monday' inspirational.
CP – Travel Photography
I love the bird on the glass place holder, very clever.
AC – Architect
Bespoke Wedding Stationery
These are all absolutely beautiful Kate!!!
AG – Product Buyer Hand printed Earrings
Wow wow wow!!!!!!!
ME – Product Buyer
Bespoke Framed Print
Really lovely seller, item is fab thanks.
MO – Product Buyer Hand carved Bamboo Pen
I loooovvvveee them, it's better than I even thought - thank you its so perfect thank you.
SW - Bespoke Logo Design
Quick postage, great item and great price.
AM – Product Buyer Hand carved Bamboo Pen
And one from the archives:
Kate is an exemplary student whose processes of research and enquiry form a robust base for her creative and intellectual processes. Although not submitted for this competition Kate has rigorously explored a multitude of visual responses to the challenge of this brief. She has juggled this project alongside of other responsibilities as course representative and a demanding project which involves co-ordinating the entire student group within an enterprise scheme of work. Throughout this, and other work, Kate is exacting in her attention to detail and is driven by an ambition to communicate a message which is appropriate for the given challenge. Her integrity as a student is commendable.
JD – University Lecturer
(University reference to the Royal Society of the Arts)