ABOUT

Hello! Welcome to my site! 
I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years. I’ve built a reputation as a multi-award winning, team-leading, energetic, passionate senior art director. I started my career in motions graphics for film and television (Iron Man, DIRECTV), then concert graphics (Beyonce, Madonna), and for the last 10 years have immersed myself into UI/UX design for national and international brands (T-Mobile, Yamaha) from responsive web to multi-platform apps.


AWARDS

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

EDUCATION

BFA in Digital Media• OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN• 2000


RECOMMENDATIONS


Marco MelendezGarage 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 KirschnerAlbert 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 MeyerRhythm InteractiveChief 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 during her short, but intensive time. 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 HudaCEO / Creative DirectorXTOPOLY
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 DyeADOBEExperience 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!

Jeremy Blossom Strikepoint MediaCEO and Co-Founder 
Kathy is an exceptional designer and a great communicator. She is fantastic to work with and we absolutely 
love her work.


WORK EXPERIENCE


SENIOR ART DIRECTOR • UI/UX • MOTION GRAPHICS  @ FREELANCE
2017-PRESENT
Retained by brands and agencies to lead projects consisting of motion graphics, web design, on-line advertising and art direction. I have the ability to take a project from concept to completion working solo or with a team while always meeting hard deadlines on-site or remote. 
Clients: 
WPP | Garage Team Mazda • Experian • Veritone • 7-Eleven • Yamaha •  Albert.ai • Schiefer Chop Shop • Rhythm • Traffik •  ISAdora  • Strike Point • Lantern Credit • Albert.ai • Orange Label 


SENIOR ART DIRECTOR @ XTOPOLY (IRVINE)
2010 - 2017
I started as a 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.
Clients: 
T-Mobile • Naked Juice • Yamaha • 7-Eleven • Friar Tux • Kellogg's • Seven • Regency Theaters • Blue Moon • Kroger • FedEx


ART DIRECTOR @ THERAPY STUDIOS (LOS ANGELES)
2008-2010
Led a team of designers and animators as well as created motion graphics for broadcast commercials, promos and trailers.
Clients: 
Liv Dolls • DIRECTV • Mazda • CVS • MIDWAY


MOTION GRAPHICS @ THE ANT FARM (LOS ANGELES)
2006-2008
Created motion graphics for theatrical movie trailers, theatrical open title sequences, and broadcast promos.
Films: 
Iron Man • Transformers • The Bee Movie • High School Musical • Wolverine • Stardust • Evan Almighty

MOTION GRAPHICS @ FREELANCE 
2003-2006
Retained by brands and agencys to lead projects consisting of motion graphics, and art direction. 
Clients: 
FOX • NBC • DIRECTV • G4 • Brass Knuckles Editorial • Logan • Imaginary Forces • View Point Creative • Capacity Superfad • Fishegg • Kaleidoscope Films Group


DIRECTOR • EDITOR • MOTION GRAPHICS• SOUND @ CITY EXPLORER TV (LOS ANGELES)
2001-2003
Created editorials and commercials which included directing on site, editing, motion graphics, and sound design. 
Clients: 
Universal Studios • Walt Disney • Hugo Boss • House of Blues • Avirex • Hollywood & Highland • P.F. Chang's


MOTION GRAPHICS @ WARNER BROTHERS (LOS ANGELES)
2000-2001
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".
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