As an artist from an early age, Kate Ward Thacker began selling her work at art festivals when she was in high school. After earning a degree in design, she spent many years on commercial design projects while also developing and refining her painting, design techniques and style.
As a designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, Kate's talent and creativity were put to good use on theme park designs for Paris Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Kate's vibrantly hued paintings are included in numerous corporate, public and private collections worldwide. She has shown her work for many years in galleries across the country.
Today, Kate creates designs exclusively for licensing for a wide variety of manufacturers and products. Her vision can be seen on numerous home furnishings, giftware and stationary products including rugs, fabric, decorative accessories, handbags, stationary, puzzles, coasters, mugs, etc. In addition, her designs are frequently used in publications and on sets for movies and television.