Name: Kate Pugsley
Location: Chicago, Illinois
How about a brief introduction?
I’m kate, I’m 26 years old and I’m a painter and illustrator. I wish I could say it was my full-time job but not yet! My favorite materials are oil paints, collage, pencil, silkscreen, watercolor and gouache. I grew up in a small town in Ohio, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA degree in Illustration. I am a fan of Iris Murdoch books, vintage postage stamps, knitting, red tea and animals.
What made Gocco so special for you?
I am uncomfortable right now with making/selling reproductions of originals or giclee prints. I love silkscreen prints, and gocco allows me to very easily make little prints in small editions without the time and trouble it takes to silkscreen traditionally. it’s also a fun medium to experiment with.
Any tips on using a Gocco that you’d like to share?
I’ve gotten the best results when I use a professional quality printer (at Kinko’s or something) to make the image for transfer. when I use my home printer I get a lot of pinholes and fuzzy lines.
What’s your biggest accomplishment to date?
Breaking my addiction to sugar.
Share something random with us!
I keep a vigilant eye out for vintage illustrations of jello. I am fascinated by them for some unknown reason.