Katy Hackney is an illustrator, artist and print designer based in the Orkney Isles. The ‘Co’ are her two cats who keep her company in the studio each day. 

Katy has a background in Textile design, which she studied at Loughborough University. With over 10 years in the industry she has worked on bespoke designs for both Homewares, Fashion, Wallpaper & Stationery worldwide. Her past collaborations include John Lewis, M&S, Next, V&A Museum & Swarovski Crystals.

She had her work published in Swarovski crystals ”Crystal Living" Exhibition book, ‘The Pattern Book’ by Monsa and has had her work featured in Elle Decoration. Her design 'Nouveau Neon' won the Ideal Home Show Wallpaper award in 2014. Selected by interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen


Today Katy is Inspired by locally foraged plants, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the botanical world and the folklore behind many herbs and wildflowers she finds within the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Her organic designs are illustrated by hand, drawing delicate lines in pen and ink and adding layers of watercolour.


Since setting up her own studio 'Hackney & Co' In 2015 Katy has produced prints and patterns for many clients and is continually growing her portfolio, if you would like to work with her on a license or commission basis please do get in touch. katy@hackneyandco.com ​