Katrina High

Graphic Design BDes (Hons)

Drawn to unpacking objects and symbols to use as story-telling devices, I depict big issues and their intricacies with a contemporary editorial flair.


Katrina's headshot at her desk

I draw inspiration from cultural and social influences, especially topical discourse surrounding identity. Responding to experiential problems, I find solutions within conceptually driven multidisciplinary design.

Freud, Fur & Fetish

My ISTD publication explores the misogynistic effects that Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) had on Surrealism, whereby psycho-analytical dream symbolism translated into writings, sculpture and art. In-depth research facilitated typographical interpretations, developing my knowledge of typography and the process of designing for print.

Freud, Fur & Fetish interview with Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Surrealist artist.
Freud, Fur & Fetish white spread discussing Sigmund Freud's book, The Interpretation of Dreams 1899.
Freud, Fur & Fetish spread discussing a new model of female and artistic identity in pink text.

We're Open

Non-English language content is often neglected by 18-34 year-old entertainment lovers, yet the same age group are the biggest consumers of foreign takeaways. ‘We’re Open’ is a partnership between Netflix and Deliveroo that promotes cultural diversity by putting non-English content on the menu. Inspired by the anti-design visual language of Britain’s takeaways, the campaign promotes the pairing of non-English Netflix entertainment with international cuisine.


As part of my final year, I wrote, designed and published VEILLANCE, a magazine discussing the theme of sousveillance (the observation from below) through a photographic lens in past, present and future societies.

Spinworks 2023

A safe electronic music festival tackling the misrepresentation of femme DJ’s in electronic music festival line-ups, located in the old industrial mills of Scotland.

Katrina High x Lucy Wilson