For Vienna’s BAN KI-MOON* CENTRE, newcomer Kat J.WEISS c/o CAROLINESEIDLER.com illustrated more than 30 subjects for start-up projects in the Asian region. Caroline Seidler: “As an absolute newcomer in the industry, she has demonstrated her skills in the way she quickly captured the essence and realized visuals of the 30 topics with sensitivity, authenticity and technical perfection in an extremely short time frame. Her rich and strikingly youthful works were the reason we got the tender for this large and very beautiful project.”
Ban Ki-moon, born on 13 June, 1944, in Injō, at the time still part of the Japanese Empire and today South Korea, is a South Korean diplomat and politician. He was the foreign minister of his home country from 2004 to 2006, and from 2007 to 2016, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations. On 3 January, 2018, the institution mutually founded in Vienna by Heinz Fischer and Ban Ki-moon opened. “The Centre is intended to promote the right to self-determination and strengthen the position of women and young people in society, increase the opportunity for education of all children in the world, as well as help contribute to peaceful solutions to international conflicts.
About – Kat J. Weiss is a freelance illustrator & designer from a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, regrettably expat-esque background, born & raised in Hong Kong. She now resides in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Kat enjoys drawing with inks because it is unpredictable, accident-prone, and precise, all at once. Her work is collage- and pattern-like, with surreal and playful compositions. Though she operates in a few different styles – sometimes saccharine and sweet, sometimes a little more serious – her leaning towards the decorative remains throughout.
Kat has been featured in Quiet Lunch Magazine, Expat Parent Magazine, Nonagon Style, PLUG Magazine, and Girls Club Asia. In March 2018, she exhibited paintings at Swing A Cat Gallery (Hong Kong) for her first ever group show with HK ILLO, Urban Tails. She also frequently participates in local craft markets, such as Discovery Bay Sunday Market, The Hive Sai Kung Easter & Christmas Markets, The Hive Studio’s Print Gone Wild, CultureFest & more. When she isn’t doing art, Kat can probably be found crocheting, making synth-y twee-pop tunes in GarageBand, trying to do headstands, taking care of her plant babies, listening to podcasts, or making YouTube videos.
About – The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is a Quasi-International Organization based in Vienna, Austria. The Centre was established in January 2018 and is co-chaired by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the UN (2007 – 2016) and by Heinz Fischer, 11th President of the Republic of Austria (2004 – 2016). The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is an independent non-profit organization under Austrian law. GoSee : bankimooncentre.org
*Ban is the last name, and Ki-moon is the first name.