My name is
Katkaland is my creative playground
I grew up in the country where my sister and I spent summer days making mud patties and feeding imaginary animals. As a little girl I loved drawing princesses, creating my own coloring book and spending hours dressing my doll Blanka whose wardrobe was handmade by my Czech grandmother. At night we’d fall asleep listening to records of fairy tales. Stories and nature was my world then.
As a teenager and young adult I spent a lot of time learning and perfecting my skills. After graduating from the Scenography program at the National Theatre School of Canada and the Costume Studies program from Dalhousie University in Halifax, I worked on numerous plays, films and commercials as a Costume Designer and Art Director. As a professional designer, my favorite creative work involved making sets and costumes for fantasy worlds like with the musical ‘Into the Woods’. To this day the movies I love most are all magic realism or straight up fantasies. Slowly I came to realize that I was craving more self expression in my creative life: Katkaland was the inevitable next step.
Hope you enjoy the creations born in the land of my imagination.