About Katie

This is me!
This is me!

I have a somewhat unusual approach to most things in life, and doing Joy Factory is no different! If you’ve met me you’ll know I’m not afraid to stand out, that I love bright colours and patterns and I’m quite joyful. I guess this comes from being an artist and also the amazing imagination and storytelling skills my dad passed on to me.

I love working with people, which is why I ran arts education projects for gangs and refugees in my 20s and I enjoy doing training and consultation so much. I work with people using active listening. I help people to get to the most pressing, urgent task or matter.

I love to learn new things. I go to training on social media, marketing, business development and PR whenever I can. I love a good talk on theology or learning more about mindfulness. I go on a ‘cave day’ once a quarter, to switch everything off and think about the most important strategic to-do items.

I’m passionate about helping in the mental health field and in particular in Perinatal Services. I had Postpartum Psychosis after the birth of my little one, Isaac. I was in Coombe Wood Mother and Baby Unit for a few months. When I recovered, I was asked to be a Peer Worker and help design Perinatal Services for Harrow and Brent. I am massively proud to see this service now launched and working.

I volunteer in Mind Charity Shop every week and I love doing visual merchandising and seeing stuff sell!

Visual Merchandising Work at Mind
Visual Merchandising Work at Mind

Iย will always, always, always stand up for justice and tackle what’s not right. This is why I run ‘Kickass Women’; (A members event and a Facebook group for women I’ve met.)

I’m dedicated to mindfulness and good self-care. I practice it daily through gardening, walks, cooking, breaks, sketching and making stuff. But most importantly, doing the things I want to do, through ‘deep work’ (basically saying ‘no’ more often).

Some of my artwork at Northwood Market
Some of my artwork at Northwood Market

I make time for going to art galleries and museums to stay up to date with design and get inspired for my own art. I love travelling and having adventures. I am a typography geek and am forever snapping vintage things in boot sales!

My name is Katie Moritz and I am a typography geek.
My name is Katie Moritz and I am a typography geek.

My little boy, Isaac, is my main project! I want to work when I can to show him a good example of doing what I love and am good at as well as being a working self-employed mum.

I love being joyful and silly! I have a growing number of knitted friends (especially my official mascot, Zingy). I love stationery and stickers and have a growing selection of 80s toys. I love to sing. I even sing karaoke in my living room! And a good day off for me is to go on a rollercoaster.

I heart rollercoasters, especially Stealth.
I heart rollercoasters, especially Stealth.

 

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