About Kate

Kate O'Hara is a freelance illustrator currently based in Reno, Nevada. She received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, in 2014. Her work combines intricate nature drawings with decorative hand-lettering and rich color schemes. When she's not illustrating she's usually outside exploring with her dog Ned. 


Feel free to contact about project availability, licensing images, or just to say hello!



Cirque Du Soleil, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic, Paramount and Protozoa Pictures, HarperCollins Publishers, Pacific Life Insurance, Storey Publishing, Brandever Strategy, Middlebury Magazine, Crabtree & Evelyn, Timber Press, Amber Lotus Publishing, Hasbro Toys, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Macmillan Publishing, Texas Monthly, La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Aramark Education, University of Nevada, Reno News & Review.


Kate has shown in galleries including: Light Grey Art Lab, Antler Gallery, Talon Gallery, WowxWow, Gallery Nucleus Portland, and Lasting Dose Gallery. 


The Infinite Well II – WowXWow and Gallery Nucleus Portland, Portland, OR
Opening September 6th to October 2nd, 2019

Awards and Recognition

Society of Illustrators 58
Spectrum 22
3x3 Illustration Annual 12, Distinguished Merit
Society of Illustrator's Student Competition 2013, 2015
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Illustration West 53
Creative Quarterly Student Portfolio Winner, Issue 37
2014 William H. Ely Thesis Exhibition, First Place