Kate Bingaman-Burt - Illustration & Inspiration
What's Your Story?
Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator & educator. Her work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption.
What do you love about your work?
I work in a variety ways. Every day is different...drawing for clients, drawing for myself, teaching at Portland State or leading a workshop at Outlet. Variety makes it interesting, but all of the activities are woven together to make up my life. I want my students to have the ability to sustain a life of creativity and I feel fortunate that I have been able to do this myself.
What advice do you have for women pursuing a dream career?
Speak up. Have confidence in your voice and your ideas. I spent most of my 20s being afraid to use my voice and was pretty comfortable letting other people speak up instead. One of the things that I have enjoyed about getting older is that my voice is strong and getting stronger. I wish I had that feeling in my 20s, but I am sure happy that I have it now.