Hello. I’m Kat.

I am a creative with 6 years of related work experience on the Emmy award winning production, “Archer.”

My previous esponsibilities include team management, recruitment and training, conceptual development, design standardization, creative problem solving and pipeline development. I have strong proficiencies in the “big three,” Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design and I know my way around After Effects.

In addition to this experience, I work outside the office setting to collaborate with writers and artists on various multimedia projects. Some of which include advising and developing cartoon pitches, community projects with #FAFATL, mural painting, and freelance directing.

Currently enrolled at The Creative Circus in Atlanta, Georgia with a focus on studying Art Direction in the tradition of advertising. March 2017 – Present.


EXHIBITIONS

"So Much For Your Delicate Fucking Sensibilities" - Group Show - Atlanta, GA 2011

"Raw Ensamble" - Group Show - Atlanta, GA - September 2012

"Degenerates Show" - Group Show - Atlanta, GA - September 2013

"Decatur Art Hunt" - Group Show - Decatur, GA - June 2014

"Degenerates Show, Winter Funderland" - Group Show - Atlanta, GA - December 2014

"Degenerates Show" - Group Show - Atlanta, GA - August 2015 - Photos

"ABV Gallery Drink and Doodle #33" - Group Show - Atlanta, GA - February 2016

 

 


Education

Creative Circus

Certificate in Art Direction

Studies include: Branding, Motion Graphics, Design, Strategy, Styling and Art Direction.

April 2016 - March 2019 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Studied, Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Printmaking, and Animation.

September 2007 - May 2009 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Georgia State University

Undergrad

Studied Drawing and Painting.

September 2006 - May 2007 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Atlanta College Of Art

Undergrad

Studied Drawing, Painting, and Illustration.

August 2003 - June 2006 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Work Experience

Radical Axis

Background Illustrator

October 2009 - March 2010 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Floyd County Productions

Background Director and Design

-Developed technical art packaging for animation backgrounds on multiple productions

-Developed testing for new hires that is now used studio wide

-Developed production specific training for the background department

-Increased efficiency (number of backgrounds per day per artist) by creating library of assets accessible by the artists, standardizing and maintaining organized server file system, and streamlining order of background production to minimize recreation of scene aspects and increase consistency.

-Managed teams of up to 10 people per production, included assigning backgrounds to best utilize team members skills, setting deadlines for deliverables from team members, reviewed and finalized files from team members to maintain quality and consistency in productions.

-Liaison between background team and other departments within productions.

-Reviewed notes from producers and made corrections typically same day.

-Character and background design based on script, story boards and art direction.

-Developed pitch packages for new shows.

-Training and mentoring of other background directors.

April 2010 - Present Atlanta, Georgia, United States