Hi! My name is Kayleigh Katsman!

Hi! My name is Kayleigh Katsman!

Hi! My name is Kayleigh Katsman and I am an illustrator, animator and storyteller. I graduated as an animator with a Bachelor of Arts in 2017 and I graduated with a Master of Science specialized in animation and storytelling in 2019. Ever since I was little I have been busy drawing and telling stories, so it made a lot of sense for me to do this as a profession. So I started with ColorKay in 2021 where I work with a few awesome people to make my dreams come true. One of them is my mom Imre Schaafsma and working with her is a fantastic experience.

With my illustrations I want to convey emotions to people. Every day I’m working on converting my ideas into colorful and atmospheric images that I can share with people. With my way of thinking and creating, I have seen my Instagram grow from 700 to more than 10.000 followers in one year. My followers help me stay motivated and they help me grow in my creative skills! I am so grateful to these people. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am now. I take my followers with me into the process of making these illustrations and stories and into who I am. In addition, I started a Youtube channel to extend this and to inspire people to also follow their dreams.

Why ColorKay?

ColorKay is a personal name for me and has a ‘pun intended’ which probably comes across as a bit nerd-ish, haha. People close to me often call me Kay. ColorKay is a place for me to be open about myself and my creations, that’s why I wanted to have ‘Kay’ in the name to create that personal connection with people and followers. ‘Colorkey’ is a term in the animation industry to create an overview of which colors will be used in the film. Color is very important to me, so I thought that the combination of colorkey and Kay in ColorKay suited me very well.