Kate Moross on her design business and work with One Direction : Kate Moross, designer, illustrator and art director
Updated on: 11 Dec 2015
The artist behind the album and video artwork of Disclosure and Jessie Ware shares the challenges of being a boss and balancing the books
You studied graphic design at the University of the Arts in Camberwell, London. Did you know then what you wanted to do?
I think I knew before I started university. I know that's not the case for most people. I didn't know exactly where in the industry I would work but I knew what my interests were and how to make use of them. I had great teachers in design and art at secondary school and I always had support from my parents to do whatever I wanted to do. While at school, I designed the school yearbook, did a lot of designing for school events and sports day, created theatre sets and made T-shirts for bands. I was always seeking out opportunities to do design.
You work on lots of different projects from illustrating to directing Jessie Ware's music videos and designing One Direction's tour art; how do you juggle everything?
I do everything at once. I have two teams, a design team and a video team, although they do cross over. On an average day we can touch at least two to three projects. At the moment we're working on so many things – I'm helping some friends rebrand a food product, I'm helping a new fashion brand, I'm talking over content visuals for One Direction and Disclosure, I've just finished the One Direction campaign for their album, Made in the AM and I am working on a project with Red Bull.
How did Studio Moross [your design business] come about?