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I'm Kat!


Born on the Jersey Shore, educated in Brooklyn, lived in LA, worked in NYC, and now finally thriving in Ottawa. 


My love for all things plant related and art blossomed while growing up on the Jersey Shore, which is definitely better than the tv show. Being so close to NYC, it's no surprise that I ended up studying design there.

I am a graduate of Pratt University in Brooklyn, NYC and I have a BFA in Communications Design (Advertising, Graphic Design, & Illustration).

After working for years in NJ/NYC I eventually wandered into the great white north and I was introduced to the Ottawa printing industry.

For years I worked at a print shop in downtown Ottawa, where I've gained expert knowledge of printing materials and design for print. Since then, I have collaborated with many local businesses to deliver quality product and installs.

Today, when I'm not designing, you'll find me gardening away at my Orléans home with my husband, four kids, & two dogs.



Pratt UniversityBrooklyn, NYC

BFA in Communications Design

Advertising Design, Graphic Design, & Illustration

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Completed a four year program at Pratt and additional courses at both the Brooklyn & Manhattan campuses.

Spent time working at the Society of Illustrators for years learning from top illustrators in the biz. 




Global Ranking

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The Ottawa Horticultural Society | Ottawa, ON

2019 - Present

2021 OHS Members' Appreciation Award

Kat Bauer is this year’s winner of the Members’ Appreciation Award. Kat joined the OHS only a few years ago. Her expertise was key to the re-launch of the OHS Newsletter. Her skill and experience have meant that the Newsletter is a professionally designed publication: it is bright, colourful, readable and exciting. There have been many appreciative and complimentary comments from the membership on the great-looking newsletter. Her commitment of time and her enthusiasm have been a major contribution to the OHS.

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