Kate Hargreaves [aka CorusKate Design] is a graphic designer, writer, and roller derby skater working in Windsor, Ontario, where she specializes in book cover design. She has typeset and designed dozens of books in a variety of genres, as well as posters, logos, advertisements and promotional merchandise. Kate won second prize in the 2016 Alcuin Book Design Awards for Lost Animal Club (which featured her cat, Winn). Lost Animal Club also won the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards cover prize. Kate won the 2014 CBC Bookie Award for Best Canadian Book Cover for Cynthia Flood's Red Girl Rat Boy (Biblioasis), and an honourary mention in the 2014 Alcuin Book Design Awards for David Mason's The Pope's Bookbinder (Biblioasis). Quill & Quire chose her cover for Kevin Hardcastle's story collection Debris (Biblioasis) as one of the best Canadian book covers of 2015, and her cover for How to Draw a Rhinoceros (BookThug) was one of CBC's Best 12 CanLit Book Covers of 2016.
Kate is the author of a book of poetry, Leak (Book*hug, 2014), and a series of prose vignettes, Talking Derby (Black Moss, 2013). Her first young adult novel Jammer Star was released by Orca in Spring 2019. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies across Canada and the U.S., and she has contributed freelance journalistic work to a variety of publications. She was named Windsor's best writer of 2015 by readers of the Windsor Independent. Kate was a runner-up in IFOA and Now Toronto's 2015 Battle of the Bards, and has performed her writing at various venues and events, including IFOA 2015.
Kate is not currently taking on additional design clients but is available for readings and presentations.
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roller derby photo by Joe Mac, top photo by Wet Fresco photography. Bottom right photo by Marty Gervais.