Katarzyna studied BA Graphic Design at St. Martin's School of Art from 1984 to 1987. She worked as a designer for various agencies before accepting a travel bursary to study Fine Art at the Warsaw Academy of Arts in Poland for 3 months. On her return, Katarzyna freelanced for Marks and Spencer before pursuing a career in Illustration. Her clients include Harvey Nichols, HSBC, BBC Audio Books, Royal Mail, Orion Publishing, Atlantic Monthly USA, London Transport, Sunday Express, The Guardian and Radio Times. Katarzyna also spent 10 years teaching on various art based degree courses whilst living in London. In conjunction with this she freelanced for a textile designer producing work for the American market. Much of her work as a painter is influenced by her Polish heritage and her work has a naive, pattern based quality. She retains her interest in typography which is often reflected in her work, painting onto pages of old books and manuscripts and incorporating lettering.