Are you a company looking for an experienced and creative 2D designer to work on your project as part of your team?

As well as leading on jobs and working directly with clients, Kate also enjoys working as a subcontracted 2D designer. The diagrams below show how she might fit into your team.

Kate is happy to give creative direction or take direction from others in your team, depending on how you wish to work. She can take a project from creative concepts to print-ready artwork, or be involved as much or as little as required in any stage of a project where you need extra creative input.

She is also experienced in working on HLF funded projects, inputting into funding proposals and working with other designers, interpretation planners and activity planners to create exciting but realistic schemes.

Please contact me to find out more.

A couple of examples of working in other teams

  • HMS Caroline Phase I and  HMS Caroline Phase II. Kate was contracted by Petrichor to lead on the 2D design elements of the project, working closely with the 3D designer and content team from concept to provision of artwork. Petrichor managed the project and the client liaison.
  • Hadrian’s Cavalry was an interesting one! Bivouac worked on the whole project but in different capacities. Bivouac led on the branding, literature and advertising aspects, working directly with the client. Later, Kate was subcontracted by Leach for the 2D design and illustration of the exhibition elements, from the initial tender through to print-ready artwork. Leach managed the exhibition work and the client liaison of those elements. Kate worked directly with the clients in the latter stages of revisions.


Bivouac’s fees for subcontracted work are based on Kate’s level of experience, her skill-set, and the type of work you require.

As an experienced designer, she can handle most things that are thrown at her, in a productive and efficient manner.

There are three main ways in which Bivouac can quote and charge for work:

  1. You have a set budget and Kate lets you know what/how much she can deliver for that budget (how many hours/deliverables etc). A degree of value engineering can usually be done if your expectations and your budget don’t match!
  2. You tell Kate what you plan to deliver (provide a graphics schedule or ‘wishlist’) and as much supporting information as you can, and she will supply a quote for designing all the items required.
  3. You pay for Kate’s services hourly or daily and she does as much as she can in the allocated time. Depending on your location, Kate is happy to work in your premises and directly with your team if preferred and booked in advance. She supplies her own laptop and software and sometimes she brings biscuits – you just provide the coffee (black, no sugar please)!

All jobs require different levels of input and have different deliverables of course  so it’s always best to get in touch to talk through your project to work out what is best for your particular scenario.

Professional and ethical

Bivouac works in a professional and ethical manner and respects your relationships with your clients, and your skills and expertise. In short, Bivouac  works with others how we hope others would work with Bivouac.

To avoid any conflict of interest, Kate will tell you if Bivouac has been approached to work on a tender or quote either directly or as part of another team, being respectful of client and project confidentiality.

Bivouac is a bona fide subcontractor and holds Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances and we take data protection seriously.


Kate has over 25 years of design experience and has been involved in all sorts of projects from small fliers right through to national exhibitions. She applies the following:

  • Care and commitment – applying genuine care and commitment to the success of the project
  • Research – getting to grips with the requirements of the brief, understanding the client and audiences, the wider scheme, location, and specific challenges and opportunities
  • Team/project integration – working as part of multi-discipline teams (typically including illustrators, 3D designers, AV/interactive designers, lighting designers, architects, printers, build specialists, project managers, other 2D designers etc)
  • Understanding the bigger picture – getting to grips with how all the disciplines in a team work together and their respective creative inputs, to produce a cohesive, joined-up scheme. Understanding that, typically, no discipline works in isolation
  • Understanding audiences – making the designs relevant, engaging and accessible to your audiences’ specific needs
  • Accessibility – applying access design guidelines and principles to all interpretive design work and other 2D work, where relevant
  • Managing time – understanding your timescales, team commitments, project challenges, project milestones etc, and working with your team to ensure efficient and integrated delivery
  • Realism – understanding what things really cost and proposing realistic and achievable schemes
  • Communication – regular communication, progress reports, management of changes/revisions, and registering potential risks as soon as practically possible
  • Confidentiality and respect – acting in a professional and respectful way to all involved in a project, and keeping ongoing work confidential (in accordance with the client’s wishes).

Please contact me to find out more.