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Illustrated Publishing (formerly known as Design on Q), is an award-winning, boutique publication design and illustration studio founded and directed by Katherine (Kat) Quin Merewether. Kat started out in 2002 as a self-employed graphic designer and illustrator. The first of her large projects included illustrating material for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Te Ara Reo, Mahi Ora and Mauri Ora programmes. Today she employs a team of talented illustrators and designers specialising in digital illustration, marketing, branding project management and development.

Children's book illustration is the icing on the cake for Kat. This year her 30th title is due to be launched. Titles with other authors include One Day a Taniwha, Pito Mata, Waiata Mai, Hinemoa rāua ko Tutankai, Fearless Fred and the Dragon, Tāwhirimātea (plus many more).

Kat is well known for being the author, illustrator and publisher behind the #1 bestselling series, Kuwi the Kiwi. 20c from each book donated to Kiwis for kiwi, through this over $30,000 and counting has been raised to date, to help with kiwi conservation projects throughout New Zealand. Find out more at www.kuwi.co.nz.

Kat’s passion, for all things children's books and illustration, is apparent throughout all of her works to date. Gaining inspiration and critique from her own three, sparkling offspring, her honest accounts from a birds eye view are endearing to readers of all ages.

Titles both written and illustrated by Kat, are listed below:


  • Kuwi’s First Egg - (2014) Illustrated Publishing

  • Kuwi’s Huhu Huhu - (2015) Illustrated Publishing

  • Kuwi’s Creative Colouring Book - (2015) Illustrated Publishing

  • Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum - (2016) Illustrated Publishing

  • Kuwi’s Kitchen - (2017) Illustrated Publishing

  • Kuwi’s Rowdy Crowd - (2018) Illustrated Publishing


  • Kiwicorn - (2017) Illustrated Publishing

  • Kiwicorn - (2018) is also published offshore by Award Publications

  • Just Like Kiwicorn Board Book - (2018) Illustrated Publishing


  • Sleepy Kiwi - (2015) Tikitibu Ltd

  • Sleepy Koala - (2015) Tikitibu Ltd


  • Flit the Fantail and the Flying Flop - (2018) Scholastic NZ

Illustrated Publishing delivers a wide range of illustration work for many organisations and publications, designing and typesetting books and journals both locally, nationally and internationally. Illustrated Publishing is based in Te Awamutu (Waikato, New Zealand). Feel free to contact Kat - kat@illustrated.co.nz for a free, no obligation quote. Please note, due to the amount of emails we receive, it may take me a couple of days to get back to you.