Commission Portrait by Designed by Kate T


Whether you are looking to dress up your social media avatar or commission a portrait of a friend or loved one, you can now commission a ShopColumbia artist to create a custom portrait for you in their distinct style. Choose from the various portrait options including: above the shoulders, above the waist, full body, with an additional person or with hand lettering text.


  • Digital portrait only. Customers are welcome to print to print the portrait after completion.
  • Artist is able to create a portrait commission with the additional options above shoulders, above the waist or full body and with or without an additional prop.
  • Estimated production time frame: 5-7 days
  • Once a portrait is purchased, ShopColumbia staff will follow up to verify the commission details and request a photo or photos to provide the artists. Once completed, ShopColumbia will email the final portrait.
  • Please note that most artists are either in school or recent alumni and their availability may change at any time. If for any reason the artist is unable to complete the commission, ShopColumbia staff will refund the customer or suggest an alternate available artist.
  • If you are an academic department or business and are interested in having multiple portraits created of your staff, please email [email protected] for bulk commissions.

Artist Major: Graphic Design BFA with a minor in Fashion Communications '24

Artist Statement:  My name is Kate and I’m from the Chicago area!! I go to Columbia College Chicago at the school of design where I am getting a BFA in graphic design and a minor in fashion studies/merchandising. I love designing and illustrating and I’m turning my passion for art into a career! I’ve set up an Etsy shop to help me get started on achieving my dreams and developing my own brand and I am excited to grow my own artistic ability and passion through my work and studies.

| Kitchie

Kate did an amazing job. I loved the final products she provided! She was easy to work with and also followed up, in the beginning, to make sure she knew exactly what I wanted. I definitely recommend hiring her to do a commissioned portrait and would definitely do this again!

5 stars based on 1 reviews