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YOUNG BRITISH TALENT: Katie Bennett

This month's Young British Talent feature is a super cutie! We discovered Katie Bennett through Instagram and boy are we chuffed! She creates seriously cool moving illustrations using bright colour palettes - SO Skinnydip!
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We caught up with Katie to get the low down on what inspires her...

Have you always been a creative person? And when did you get into illustration?
For as long as I can recall I've loved drawing. As a kid I would make my own catalogues and enter any art competition going! Its how as a 10 year old, I turned on the Stafford christmas lights with a Chippendale! I got into illustration because I love it, it makes me happy.
If you could up, move and take your illustrations anywhere in the world, where would you go?Berlin! It has such a great atmosphere and the people are so lovely. There's a lot there to be inspired by. Plus they have Dunkin Donut's everywhere, never a bad thing.

What are you inspired by?
I'm inspired by other illustrators, such as Richard Scary (Busytown), Dick Bruna (Miffy), Owen Davey, David Doran & Ruby Taylor. I love narrative as well as visually stunning stand alone pieces. I moved out of East London last month but it always inspired me, there's interesting things and people everywhere! A big cup of coffee also helps.
What song are you totally crushin' at the moment? 
Passion Pit - Lifted Up (1985)

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I'd love to be illustrating children's books & own loads of dogs!
What is your fave instagram account atm? 
@instacrisps!
And finally, what is on your Skinnydip London wishlist? 
My absolute favourites right now are the Aqua Shell Cross Body Bag, Broken Bones Make-Up Bag & Lilac Faux Fur iPhone 5S case! Skinny Dip always gets it right!
Keep up with what Katie is up to here:
 
 

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