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 Joe Public as an Art Director & Digital Artist.
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.
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 has since been awarded the coveted Black Pixel for Best Digital Youngster by the IAB Bookmarks 2017. An Award defined by the IAB as “A person under 28 who has made a significant contribution to digital through their work".

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 digital visual may soon become the benchmark in the industry. 
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