Kate Bingaman-Burt Turns Messiness Into Art

Kate Bingaman-Burt’s illustrations are crammed with ideas, making for a messy, but joyous, effect.

“Illustration is at the core of what I do, but my projects take on many forms including publications, prints, textiles, patterns, installations, murals, and ongoing photo documentation and crowd-sourced illustration projects,” she shared with Grain Edit.

She is also an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University and sits on the board of Design Portland. She also owns Outlet, which is her studio space and also hosts workshops, pop-up events, and projects.

“My grandparents were illustrators and my parents were weavers, but I wanted to be a journalist,” she shared. “It wasn’t until I made my first zine in college that I realized that I also wanted to do design as well. I blame photocopiers, Art Chantry, Plazm magazine and a totally amazing graphic design professor (Marcus Melton) that made me fall in love with design.”

Take a look at her crammed illustrations in the gallery below.