Nova/Kate Stewart is an artist from NE Ohio. They graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2020 with a BFA in Illustration with additional concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Creative Writing, and Graphic Design. They work as an Art Instructor at Akron ArtWorks, Substitute Teacher for Stark County, while also working on Star Catcher Studio. As of 2023, She has begun working towards their Master's in Art Administration from Akron University. She is also running a new business called StarFall with Ashleigh Bryer, which has partnered with Bounce Innovation Hub. New projects include a resource hub for local artists, creative meetups, access to equipment, and so much more! - more information on this project is coming soon!
Their design brand, Star Catcher Studio, is inspired by nature, magic, and colorful whimsy. They design very cute artwork, clothing, accessories, and decor items meant to spark joy and encourage the embrace of playfulness and calm. Their star focus is summed up beautifully with a quote from Vincent Van Gogh, “I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” You can find Star Catcher Studio at local Ohio Art Markets and Craft Shows - along with their online Etsy Store! Beyond product design, she enjoys storybook illustration, painting digitally or with traditional mediums of watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and colored pencil. Additional creative hobbies include nature photography, sculpting figurines/ designer toys, crafting handmade accessories (pins and jewelry from resin and clay), and whatever other mediums or concepts peak interest to explore!