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the short of it

I'm Kat. I like making beautiful things. Adobe Illustrator is my favorite, followed closely by Photoshop. I can make awesome layouts on paper and in spaces. I have 8 years of professional experience and a BFA in Visual Communications. I also really like themed parties, Harry Potter and lots and lots of coffee.

the long of it

I'm Kat
I can do lots of things, including
layout design
lifestyle & set staging
art direction
print and vendor management
package design
tradeshow and retail graphics
corporate identity & branding
product and lifestyle editing 
props & costumes
infographic development
As a designer, I am
dedicated to what I love
a perfectionist
environmentally conscious
a people-pleaser
great on a deadline
nimble in my capabilities
confident in my skills
a blended a/b personality
comfortable working solo or in a group
able to make use of my resources
As a person, I like
Harry Potter
all the typefaces
compound paths
themed parties
content aware fill
pantone books
dinosaur documentaries
I graduated cum laude from Ball State University with a BFA in Visual Communications and minors in Art History and Painting. I'm eight years out of school and at my second long-term place of employment and I enjoy freelancing on the side. I attended HOW Design conference in San Francisco, and Photoshop World in Las Vegas, and regularly follow a variety of design and inspiration sites. When I'm not gardening, working or entertaining my dog and two cats, I'm probably planning a themed party of some sort which is guaranteed to be full of fantastic details and costumes.
have a look around, and contact me for more samples, references, or freelance rates.

glad to hear from you!

kat short
let me make you something.
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