Handmade illustrations and designs that treasure the joy of everyday encounters
– inspired by nature, daily life & travels –


About me portrait - studio katipeifer

Hello! My name is Kati, the designer and illustrator behind STUDIO KATIPEIFER.

I was born and raised in the beautiful city Berlin, where I discovered my love for arts, design and the outdoors. For as long as I can remember I have loved drawing, taking photos and exploring my surroundings. As a big city girl I was lucky enough to still have a lot of nature around me, and I explored it with friends and my dog Pongo. I also enjoyed reading and watching movies about wondrous places, and the adventurer in me couldn’t wait to see the world with her own eyes.

My first big trip brought me to New Zealand, where I did Work & Travel for half a year. This changed my life in a lot of ways. Not only did it further ignite my wanderlust, but also my love for a certain Dutchman, who I met on this journey. Together with him I set foot on six of the seven continents. We discovered the diversity and beauty of our planet, and also the impact our way of living has on mother nature. It should come as no surprise that travelling is a big source of inspiration to me, but encounters in my daily life and at home also influence my creations.

Studio katipeifer

My home and studio is located in Utrecht / the Netherlands, where I graduated as a Bachelor of Design with the specification in product design. In 2016 I founded STUDIO KATIPEIFER to share my creativity with the focus on illustrated and handmade products from ceramic and paper. I am also available for commissions in the illustration field as well as in graphic design like logos, branding and print designs.

My products

My illustrated and handmade goods are inspired by nature and show the beauty of the little things through the form of a cup, a postcard or an arrangement of pressed flowers. I try to tell a story with every product that I create, so that they become something more than simply a product. The goal is to make products that last, products with personality and depth, products that people can relate to. I hope my work sparks your hunger for adventures, may they be near or far, and inspires you to explore on your own and look at the world in a different way.

The majority of my ceramic pieces is wheel thrown, but I also have experience with slip casting. For illustrations I mainly use traditional materials like watercolour and coloured pencils. In the post production I also work digitally with Adobe programs.

As a creator it is also important to me to work eco-friendly and to use sustainable materials as much as possible. For example my postcards are printed on 100% recycled paper and are produced locally. Packages, boxes and bubble foil are reused for sending orders and I am investing in green packaging materials if bought new.


Art prize Binnenmaas 2013


Moooi Showroom & Brand Store (Amsterdam)
Kunstroof (Breda)
Dutch Design Week 2013, Galerie Tydeman ‘The house of talent’ (Eindhoven)
Art prize Binnenmaas 2013 by the municipality Binnenmaas (Binnenmaas)
Graduation show AKV | St.Joost (Breda)
HEMA design contest – Top 100 of 2012 (Amsterdam)
Breda Barst (Breda)
Minor Photography exhibition 2011 (Breda)

Salone del Mobile, Moooi ‘The Unexpected Welcome’ (Milan)

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