Innovative and multi-award winning ACD with over 22+ years of experience leading interfaces and brands for global companies. Creative problem solver with a proven track record of translating strategic business plans into beautiful, meaningful digital experiences. I take pride in establishing a reputation built on hard work, leadership, and trend-setting designs.
2020 OC Addy Awards | "Drive Through Napa" | Book Design
2020 OC Addy Awards | "Revance" | Branding | Print | Social
2019 OC Addy Awards | "BlackBerry Mobile" | Branding
2018 OC Addy Awards | "Stitch & Tie" | Responsive Site | Art Direction | Branding
2018 OC Addy Awards | "Yamaha WaveRunners" | App | Art Direction
2017 OC Addy Awards | "Seven" | Responsive Site | Art Direction | UI
2016 OC Addy Awards | "Skybell" | Responsive Site | Art Direction | UI
2015 OC Addy Awards | "Newport Beach Film Festival" | App | Art Direction
2014 OC Addy Awards | "Yamaha Watercraft" | App | Art Direction
2013 OC Addy Awards | "Regency" | App | Art Direction | UI
2012 OC Addy Awards | "T-Mobile" | Mobile Website | Art Direction | UI
2012 OC Addy Awards | "Emirites Airline" | Mobile Website | Art Direction | UI
2012 OC Addy Awards | "Men's Wearhouse" | Microsite | Art Direction | UI
2008 Key Art Award | "Bee Movie" | Theatrical Trailer Campaign | Motion Graphics
2006 Telly Awards | "Fox Reality" | Sexy Cam Show Package | Use of Graphics
2005 Telly Awards | "Midway" | Unreal tournament Trailer | Use of Graphics
BFA in Digital Media• OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN• 2000
Anna Mejia• Razorfish • Creative Director
Kathy is a standout creative lead who really understands how to get the best results from her team. I have had the pleasure of working with Kathy for about a year on both large and small-scale projects, and her attention to detail is outstanding and crucial, especially in such a fast-paced environment. Kathy was instrumental in growing the design team and always prioritized their needs by ensuring they had ample time and the resources needed to succeed. Kathy is also confident on client calls and takes the lead in answering tough questions thoughtfully. I highly recommend Kathy to take any team to the next level.
Jake Boeve• Razorfish • Senior Designer
Rusty Boyer• Razorfish • Senior Copywriter
Kathy has been a driving force behind so many creative components across the board, from email outreach to pitches, concept development and beyond. She has a true sense of user experience, always keeping in mind what feelings and reactions each asset will elicit in the real world, with real people. Working with Kathy has been, and continues to be, a pleasure.
I love working with Kathy! When I joined the team, she helped me quickly get up to speed with the work and client. She’s always pushing the work to be the best that it can and making sure that everyone has what they need to be successful. Kathy has a keen eye for detail and always offers constructive feedback on projects to make sure our work is consistent, effective, and well designed. She frequently connects the dots between teams and individuals to ensure that everyone is aligned and working efficiently.
Marco Melendez• Garage Team Mazda • Associate Creative Director
Kathy brought a great set of skills in motion graphics and video editing to the team. She always has a great attitude and provides good creative executions. It was a pleasure to have her on the team.
Mark Kirschner• Albert • Chief Marketing Officer
Kathy is one of the rare breed of designers who not only have a knack for doing beautiful work, she also understands the importance of business goals. Working with Kathy is a pleasure. She’s always ready to help and I’d recommend her to anyone.
Hannes Meyer• Rhythm Interactive• Chief Creative Officer
I had the pleasure of working with Kathy during her freelance time at Rhythm. I was very intrigued by her award winning work in her portfolio, and that is exactly what she delivered to us. I was impressed by her intensive exploration and research during the design phase, and of course the final output. Kathy goes above what is asked from her, and always delivers options, has solid reasoning behind her design decisions, and delivers on-time. I would highly recommend Kathy, and would jump at the opportunity to work with her again.
Naushad Huda• XTOPOLY• CEO / Creative Director
Kathy was instrumental in XTOPOLY's success as a top UX/UI agency. Kathy led our artistic and visual aesthetics for several years, mentored our young talent, and was the reason XTOPOLY was highly regarded for digital creative by brands such as Yamaha, Kellogg's, T-Mobile and a host of others. She's a rare talent, and an absolute joy to work with. Her positivity is contagious to both team members and clients.
Natalie Dye• Adobe• Experience Designer at Adobe
I had the pleasure of working with Kathy for three years. As an art director, she was a creative force in driving award-winning results and guiding those below her into better designers. She always thinks outside the box and provides encouraging, positive feedback in critiques. It was a privilege to work underneath her and hope I get to again!
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR @ RAZORFISH
Creative lead for Constellation Group, Samsung.com. Grew the department while overseeing projects and selling through of creative. I act as a partner to clients while leading, mentoring and training a team of strategists, copy writers and designers.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR• ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR @ FREELANCE
Retained by brands and agencies to lead highly visible and wide-ranging projects with a focus on visual storytelling through photography, social media, motion graphics, video, web design, on-line advertising, art direction, branding as well as on set production. I have the ability to take a project from concept to completion.
Omnicom| Critical Mass• WPP | Garage Team Mazda • Experian • Veritone • 7-Eleven • Yamaha • Revance• Strike Point • Lantern Credit • Albert.ai
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR @ XTOPOLY
2010 - 2017
I started as an art director and helped transition the agency from a text messaging company to a multi-award winning digital creative agency. I grew and adapted the department to accommodate modern skills which included adding team members in UX/UI, and visual design. I directed & impacted an additional 100 projects such as Transformers, Cover Girl, and Foot Locker. Company acquired by Vincit in 2017.
Google• T-Mobile• Naked Juice • Yamaha • 7-Eleven • Kellogg's• Regency Theaters• Kroger • FedEx
ART DIRECTOR @ THERAPY STUDIOS
Led a team of designers and animators as well as created motion graphics for broadcast commercials, promos, music videos and film trailers.
Liv Dolls • DIRECTV • Mazda • CVS • MIDWAY
MOTION GRAPHICS @ THE ANT FARM
Created motion graphics for theatrical movie trailers, theatrical open title sequences, and broadcast promos.
Iron Man • Transformers • The Bee Movie • High School Musical • Wolverine • Evan Almighty
MOTION GRAPHICS @ FREELANCE
Retained by brands and agencies to create projects consisting of motion graphics and art direction for commercials, broadcast promos, and concert graphics.
Apple • FOX • NBC • DIRECTV • G4 • The Ant Farm • Therapy Studios • Logan • Imaginary Forces•Madonna• Beyoncé
DIRECTOR • EDITOR • MOTION GRAPHICS• SOUND @ EXPLORER TV
Created content on a dedicated, in-room channel for premium hotels which included directing production, editing, motion graphics, and sound design.
Universal Studios • Walt Disney • Hugo Boss • House of Blues • Hollywood & Highland • P.F. Chang's
MOTION GRAPHICS @ WARNER BROTHERS
Animated daily bumpers & blue screen fills for segments and ID's for the TV show “EXTRA” as well as branding of new segments & identity for the weekend package. Created branding, identity and the show package for "Celebrity Justice".