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

Katherine (she/her) is a passionate graphic designer and art director with a diverse creative background that spans graphic design, advertising, environmental design, and fine art.

For over 10 years, Katherine has created impactful, experiential work in many mediums for clients of all shapes and sizes (see full list below).

Katherine is also a champion of Design for Good and DEI efforts, striving to facilitate education and conversations about equality, diversity, and gender equity in the workplace, and beyond.

If you're interested in collaborating, please reach out!


  • 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


Freelance Designer & Art Director at Katherine Howell-Kiser, LLC
January 2009
Senior Art Director at Copacino Fujikado
April 2018 – December 2020 Seattle, WA
Senior Creative at Tether, Inc.
December 2017 – 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


  • Amazon Shipping
  • AgWest Farm Credit Services
  • Brown University
  • BMW ReachNow
  • Columbia Bank
  • Declaration for American Democracy
  • Doritos
  • EKOS Medical Corporation
  • Gatorade
  • Girl Scouts of Western Washington
  • Goodwill of Seattle & Tacoma
  • Graham & Walker
  • Holland America Line
  • Leisure Care: Senior Living
  • Microsoft
  • Milbrandt Vineyards
  • MIT Museum
  • Native American Rights Fund
  • PepsiCo
  • Persona Nutrition
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Propel Water
  • Reliable Storage, Inc.
  • Search for Common Ground
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Center
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Smartsheet
  • Sound Transit Lightrail
  • Ste Michelle Wine Estates


Certificate in Design Thinking at IDEO U
June 2019 – April 2020
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


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


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


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