About Katt Phatt

About Katt Phatt
Katlego Phatlane graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communication from The Vega School of Brand Communications and is currently wielding his craft at Promise Agency as a digital artist & designer.
He specializes in typography, hand lettering, digital art, retouching, 3D and illustration. 
Katt's ability to create vibrant, intricate and hyper-realistic visuals have seen him represent South Africa at the Art Directors Club in New York as one of the brightest talents in Johannesburg and he’s featured across many online platforms like HowDesign, ADC Global, Little Black Book Online, Betype, From Up North, Abduzeedo, 10and5 and many more (see “supporting publications” section).
In 2016, at the young age of 25, his high standard of work was recognised when the Loeries made him one of the youngest judges to ever judge the prestigious event, winning himself a few craft awards along the way.

Katt's talent has attracted international clients like Adobe Studio, Oprah, UBS, Puma and Arsenal Football Club to name a few. Katt also has the number one Behance Creative Portfolio in Johannesburg and one of the most viewed and appreciated profiles in the world and at this early stage of his career.

Katt has always wanted to affect change with his work. Whether that means wowing a client or creating work that makes people curious, he loves to engage the mind with the visual. For Katt the end goal transcends the brief, the client deliverable and the approval of the mass public. Rather, it’s about provoking thought within the communications industry of today and getting it to rethink what’s possible when it comes to digital and design. He’s showing SA that digital is the new breeding ground for the output of quality visuals– no camera, crew, set, models, casting, producers or makeup required.
The road ahead of Katt is far longer than the road behind him. As his ambitions grow, so do his strengths and it’s not speculation that his approach to the digitally visual may soon become the benchmark in the industry. 
Key Achievements
1. One of the youngest ever Loeries Judges (Loeries 2016 Communication Design Panel).
2. Most Appreciated Behance Portfolio of all time in Johannesburg (Currently #1).
3. Featured on Behance’s Digital Art Served, Graphic Design, and Behance Wacom Gallery.
4. Focus of case studies by Abduzeedo, How Magazine, Spooner Graphics, Between10and5, ADC Typography Month spotlight, Betype, From Up North, TimesLive and Design Inspiration.
5. 20 Loeries nominations and 4 awards.
6. 4 Pendoring nominations and 2 awards.
7. Selected to create Adobe Cannes Lions Campaign and Adobe Summit Bash graphics.
8. MarkLives Ad of the Week.
9. ADC Portfolio Night AllStar – Johannesburg.
10. 8th Ranked Illustrator in South Africa – Loeries rankings 2015.
11. Playing Arts Special edition winner. (537 Artists from 67 countries participated in the design contest, showing their vision of a custom playing card in their distinct style and technique.)
12. Selected to speak at the Adobe Conference.
13. Designed UBS Financial Global 2016 House View.
ADC Portfolio Night All-Stars: Six Stories
Notable Clients

Adobe Studio
Oprah
UBS AG Global
Puma
Reebok
JTI: Camel
SAB: Castle Lite, Castle Lite Lime, Castle Lager, Brutal Fruit & Redds
SAB Miller Africa: Castle Lite, Redd's Africa, Core Cider
Edcon: CNA, Edgars Active, Boardmans, Jabari, International Brands | River Island
SABC
Renault


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