designer and illustrator. with a love for food, wine, travels & big dogs.
Katie received her BFA in Studio Art from Westmont College and her MFA in Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University. Living in Italy, India, New York and California, she's had the immense joy of traveling the world to experience, be inspired by, learn from, and embrace other cultures and incorporating them into her design.
With experience as a creative director, design director and designer, Katie has the ability to see the big picture, delegate when necessary and get her hands dirty with the nitty gritty details. Working in the food service and finance industries additionally, Katie has the ability to multi-task like a beast, keep cool and perform under pressure and smile while doing it.
She has collaborated with a wide array of clients ranging from branding & concept for a new food-truck, to rebranding for a film festival, to lightning-speed editorial illustrations for The New York Times, to rebranding both commercial and real estate firms, to cookbook design.
She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and soon-to-be-puppy.
awards & recognition
Graphis Gold, Harper’s Table Identity, 2017
PRINT Regional Design Award (New York City), Disposable Film Festival, 2016
ADC Bronze Cube, Political Party Meltdown, New York Times, 2016
TDC Award for Typographic Excellence, Disposable Film Festival, 2016
HOW International Design Annual, Disposable Film Festival, 2016
New York Times, A year in Illustration, Paris Climate Meeting Animation, 2015
Graphis Platinum, Political Party Meltdown, New York Time, 2015
Brand New Awards, Counter Intuition, Comprehensive Identity Program (Student), 2013
Best in Show: Brink: Portfolio, Academy of Art University, 2012
Academy of Art University Faculty Award, 2012
Richard Cook Award, Westmont College, 2006
Santa Barbara Art Association Scholarship, 2005
AIGA Member since 2009
CV available upon request