KAT MEREWETHER // AUTHOR, ILLUSTATOR, KIWI KID
Kat Merewether's passion for all things children's books and illustration is apparent throughout all her works to date.
Gaining inspiration and critique from her own three, sparkling offspring, her honest accounts from a birds eye view are endearing to readers of all ages.
She is quintessentially Kiwi, which erupts through her quirky illustrations, on which she spends thirty plus hours for each delicious spread.
Kat extends herself to play an ambassador role for the very appropriately chosen, Kiwis for kiwis, which supports human Kiwis to support native kiwi conservation projects, New Zealand wide.
"Kia ora - Hello! I am Kat. I live in rural Waikato, New Zealand with my family - 3 cheeky daughters, Opal (16), Florence (5) and Willow (8).
I have been illustrating for 17 years and work out of my award winning educational design studio, Design on Q and the boutique Illustrated Publishing. I am also part of the Walton Collective, with a bunch of clever creatives.
I get to travel around meeting kiwi kids, talking about illustration, writing, book creating as well as helping to educate and raise awareness for kiwi conservation, as part of my role as ambassador for Kiwis for kiwi. I LOVE my job."