Urban Reiver is a contemporary design studio based in Scotland, created in 2009 by Illustrator & Graphic Designer Katherine Butler.  Small but sweet, Urban Reiver takes on projects that vary in size and complexity, and works for her numerous clients across the United Kingdom.  

Whilst Urban Reiver specialises in illustration, she has also diversified to offer a number of design services for both web and print.  Recent work includes UI design, brochures, magazines, email newsletters, social media artwork, logos, business cards, illustrations and photography.  She is also something of a wordsmith and regularly writes blogs, email newsletters and proof reads, ensuring that quality control is tight.

Examples of design by Urban Reiver can be found on the portfolio pages or through social media.  Let's connect! 

To check availability for hire, contact Katherine.  


In terms of bang for buck Katherine packs a massive punch. Her work is professional, meticulous and incredibly on point. Katherine has a great eye for detail and understands how to deliver the right feel for the brand. Katherine excels in illustrative design and bringing concepts to life but she has a wealth of other skills up her sleeve. We hired her for a logo and she now runs most of the business! A genuine asset in a World full of people talking the talk. I look forward to working more with Katherine.
Tim Bland / Cycling Souvenirs
Katherine worked with me over several months to develop the look and feel of my brand. Her attention to detail and knowledge of current design trends brought a professional and contemporary edge to our visual material both online and in print. Not only has she had an impact visually on the brand, but she has also contributed to online content, writing blogs and putting together newsletter and social media campaigns. I am delighted with all that she has achieved thus far and will look for opportunities to work with her again in the future.
Kerry Kimber / Knitting For All Ltd
I briefed Kat in to help with our Christmas campaigns, after our first conversation I was assured that she could bring to life the vision we had. Her approach and design was faultless and she brought a real freshness (whilst maintaining our look and feel) to the brand. That was our brief and she also surpassed expectations by adding her magic.
Maz Cohen / Wisher
I had made a stab a designing the logo for my new business using a graphics programme but I am glad that somebody put me in touch with Katherine because she is so artistically creative and technically competent . She also had endless patience with my foibles and points of detail - her product incorporated the themes that I wanted but looks very professional and works on every level. She further developed the idea to create the sign writing scheme for my van – the best value advertising I will ever have! Her work was worth every penny and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.
Sandy Boyd / Wester Ross Woodwork
Katherine quickly understands the Brief, outlines her response - including projected costs and gets on with it. Results come in on time and with no surprises. Good to work with.
Bryan Islip / Artist
Working with Katherine on my book cover design, was a joy and a pleasure. A friendly, professional service that I would recommend without reservation.
Ian Jones / Author


Magazine Design For Print | Hanna
January 29, 2016

At the end of last year I was lucky enough to be involved in the creation of Hanna’s second printed version of their online magazine.  I was asked to create a cover design and lay out the internal text and illustrations. Short but sweet, this dinky A5 volume focuses on the subject of eating disorders, […]

Christmas Map of the World Illustration
January 7, 2016

2015 has been such a great year.  I’ve had the opportunity to work on some really fantastic projects with amazing clients, so thank you to you all!  One of my favourite projects has to be this vibrant Christmas map of the world, created for the mobile app Wisher.  Not only are Wisher very cool guys, […]

Strong Female Role Models | Joan of Arc
November 12, 2015

One of my favourite times of each month is when I get asked by Hanna to create an illustration from an article, story or report written by one of their female writers.  My most recent piece of art is my impression of Joan of Arc (or Jeanne d’Arc, if you’re rather particular) – she’s usually […]

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