Kat Quin is an author, illustrator, and designer based in the Waikato.
She is the director of Illustrated Publishing, specialising in the development of educational resources, and early learning books. Her publications include the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kiwicorn series, and Sleepy Kiwi books.
Kat is an ambassador for Save the Kiwi, and has raised over $50,000 for the charity, through books sales. Kat and her long-time collaborator, Pānia Papa, received two Storylines Notable Book Awards for their Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary, as well as a PANZ Book Design Award in 2021. Her Kuwi the Kiwi books have been shortlisted multiple times, and have also received a NZ Children’s Book Award.
She has also created a series of six Flit the Fantail books, with Scholastic NZ. These also received two Storylines Notable Book Awards in 2021.