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Kathrin Federer

Digital Artist

Architect of Visual Dreams

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Kathrin Federer  – The Artist

Artist Profile

Swiss-based visual artist Kathrin Federer, residing near Zurich, has made a considerable career in the art world. Originally from the realm of abstract painting, her artistic journey took a transformative turn with the discovery of Photoshop in 2017. This newfound tool allowed her to translate her visions into unique digital creations, leading to her rapid rise as a renowned figure in the art world.

In addition to her celebrated artistic career, Kathrin also works as a freelance graphic and multimedia designer for various companies. Although this aspect of her professional life is less prominent, she is able to apply her keen eye for design across different media.

Kathrin masterfully blends various elements by using professional design software, primarily Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe products, supplemented by Luminar NEO and tools like The Pro Panel. In her creative process, she first combines photographs, 3D objects, vectors, and other digital elements she creates herself, and occasionally integrates AI-generated objects like trees, boats, and houses, which, however, play a subordinate role in her creations. This careful selection and integration of elements is done in perfect harmony with her artistic vision and fantasy. The result is a composition that bears Kathrin's unique signature and is refined to perfection.

Her works are characterized by their cleanliness and clarity, reflecting her personal style. Unlike a photographer, whose creations often emerge from the moment, Kathrin first visualizes her ideas in her mind. When she photographs, she is not looking for the perfect picture, but rather sees the shot as part of a larger creation that is yet to come. Her creations are thus an expression of her inner vision and reflect her approach, where each element is carefully selected to create a clean, minimal, yet expressive composition.

Kathrin's captivating works have led to prestigious collaborations with major companies, and her artworks are regularly exhibited. She is a sought-after artist for commissioned works, and her unique creations provide a personal touch of artistry to those who wish to own an original piece. Her style is characterized by minimalism, nature, humor, clean presentation, and unique compositions. This, coupled with a meticulous love for detail and perfectionism, distinguishes each of her works.

Her inspiration ranges from everyday themes and images to her vivid imagination. Even a simple subject like grazing sheep on a meadow can spark an idea that develops into a dreamlike scenario. Kathrin's works reflect a part of her soul, conveying peace and serenity through her minimalist creations and offering a respite from the fast-paced modern world.

Kathrin's love for technology is a lifelong passion. As a child, she enjoyed tinkering with mechanical toys, building complex models with construction kits, and exploring the natural world with microscopes. Rather than playing with traditional toys, she found joy in exploring the world through the lens of science and technology. It is no surprise that she is passionate about exploring new technologies, especially artificial intelligence (AI), and how they intersect with the world of art, graphic and web design, marketing, and communication. Kathrin views AI as a powerful source of inspiration, a useful tool, and a time optimizer in various life situations. However, she always uses it with a watchful eye, knowing that AI cannot replace the human touch, creativity, and inventiveness that make up her artistic expression. This realization has led her to continue focusing on creating art that reflects her unique vision and mastery of her craft, maintaining a conscious balance between technological innovation and human creativity.

By maintaining complete control over every detail, Kathrin ensures that her art remains an authentic expression of her vision, unattainable for machine replication. Her works embody her creative vision, artistic mastery, and showcase her unique perspective and talent, offering viewers a captivating and touching art experience. This personal distinction is an impressive reminder of human mastery in art and underscores the partially inspiring role AI can play without overshadowing the importance of human creativity and inventiveness.

Outside of her creative activity, Kathrin aligns her passion for technology with her love for sports and travel. She is always ready to try new things, whether it's a new sport or visiting an unknown travel destination, and looks for ways to enrich her life and creative practice. Her pursuit of perfection and creative spirit are not limited to her art but permeate every aspect of her life, making Kathrin Federer synonymous with artistic excellence and creative development. Her art is not just a form of expression but a journey and a testament to her relentless commitment to her craft.

Characterized by continuous growth and refinement, her art maintains a distinctive, clear style that transforms any environment with its profound visual impact.

In her fairly new Blog, Kathrin focuses on multiple aspects of art and creativity, provides insights into her processes, and covers topics such as image editing, digital creations, as well as tests and personal recommendations.

Past & Upcoming Events

09 Juni – 30 Juni 2024

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In Zusammenarbeit mit der VHS-Nord. (Sprache: Deutsch)

Online-Kurs. Jetzt anmelden, nur wenige Plätze verfügbar!

Masterclass with Kathrin Federer

14 April – 05 Mai 2024


In Zusammenarbeit mit der VHS-Nord. (Sprache: Deutsch)

Online-Kurs. Jetzt anmelden, nur wenige Plätze verfügbar!

Masterclass with Kathrin Federer


31 October 2023


I had the fantastic opportunity to design the cover for the esteemed "Forum des 100" by Le Temps.

Kathrin Federer for Le Temps
Forum des 100 by Le Temps – Cover by Kathrin Federer

10–12 October 2023


Teaching Coach at The Creativity Conference.

Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), California USA

September 13, 2023


The article is dedicated, among other things, to my work 'Arcadian Contrast'. Big thanks to Thorsten, the editor of FOTOPULS, who asked me for this article.

Artikel im Fotopuls der

June 15 – November 15, 2023


Free access – along the promenade of Lake Annecy, French Alps near Geneva and Chamonix Mont Blanc

French Annecy Lake Photo Exhibition

19–20–21 May 2023

Galerie Joseph Le Palais, Paris

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