Kate lives in Seattle with her husband and two children, of whom she loves to paint portraits. She has always dabbled in art and dreamed of being a children's book illustrator. She majored in computer animation, winning a student Emmy for her work on Las Pinatas
. Her first career was in the video gaming industry, where she has credits on projects ranging from Spore Creatures to Spiderman: Web of Shadows. After that, her career took a left-brained detour, but it hasn't kept her from making art in every remaining moment of her day.