“I love simplifying the complex and crafting visual solutions that communicate—especially ones that can benefit others and the world around us."


A South Carolina native currently living in the PNW, Katherine (she/her) is a passionate graphic designer and art director as well as a:

  • Mama (1 human, 2 dogs)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advocate
  • AIGA "Design For Good" & "Design for Democracy" participant
  • Avid Traveler
  • Speed Reader
  • Choir Geek
  • Lover of sunshine, puns, porches, and aimless wanderings

With a diverse creative background that spans architecture, fine art, graphic design and advertising, Katherine has experience creating impactful, experiential work in many mediums and scales for clients of all shapes and sizes (see full list below).

Katherine is also a champion of Design for Good and DEI efforts. She is a founding member of C+F EDGE, which strives to facilitate education and conversations about equality, diversity, and gender equity in the Copacino + Fujikado workplace (and beyond).

If you're interested in collaborating, Katherine is always looking for new freelance opportunities and passion-projects!


Specialties

  • Branding
  • Visual Identity Systems
  • Brand Strategy
  • Naming
  • Print Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Experience Design
  • Exhibit Design
  • Web Design
  • Social Content Creation
  • Integrated Campaigns
  • Typography
  • Handlettering
  • Illustration

Experience

Senior Art Director at Copacino + Fujikado
April 2018 – Present Seattle, WA
Senior Creative at Tether, Inc.
December 2018 – April 2018 Seattle, WA
Art Director/Designer at GreenRubino
August 2013 – December 2017 Seattle, WA
Adjunct Professor at Johnson & Wales University
November 2010 – May 2013 Providence, RI
Designer at Malcolm Grear Designers
September 2009 – May 2011 Providence, RI
Freelance Designer at Self-Employeed
January 2009 – Present

Clients

  • Brown University
  • BMW ReachNow
  • Columbia Bank
  • Doritos
  • Gatorade
  • Holland America Line
  • Microsoft
  • MIT Museum
  • PepsiCo
  • Persona Nutrition
  • Propel Water
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Center
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Seattle & Tacoma Goodwill
  • Smartsheet
  • Sound Transit
  • Ste Michelle Wine Estates
  • Washington State Wine Commission

Education

Certificate in Advanced Design Thinking at IDEO U
2019 – Present
Master of Arts in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art & Design
Savannah, GA
Master of Architecture at The University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
BA in Architecture, Minor in Fine Art at Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Microsoft Office
  • iWork
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Sketch-up
  • After Effects (beginner-mid level skills)

Awards

2017
Top 5 Logo Award, Logo Wave
2017
Gold, Healthcare Advertising Awards
2017
Bronze M for TV Campaign, MarketingNW Awards
2017
Gold, Aster Awards
2017
Gold, Aster Awards
2016
Silver M in Advertising Print Campaign, MarketingNW Awards
2010
The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Architecture, The University of Kentucky College of Design

Exhibitions

2010
(re)Thinking Sustainability at The Nat’l Partnership for Sustainable Communities, Louisville, KY
2009
Reimagining Shippingport at 21C Museum & Hotel, Louisville, KY