Hi, I am Kathryn

ABOUT

I'm an Senior Art Director and Product Designer based in Sydney. For more than 11 years, I have been passionately crafting creative solutions for clients across Australia and New Zealand. I am passionate about the details but understand the big picture. I have lead teams of junior to senior designers, and enjoy working collaboratively with clients and colleagues.

I like to create honest, authentic relationships, knuckle down when it matters and be a little ridiculous when it counts.

Creative thinking is a way of life, a constant pursuit for improvement is something that drives me to continue to question and explore the unknown. 


EXPERTISE

Creative Concept & Art Direction
Excellent conceptual abilities and creative direction across channels, integrated campaigns and platforms. A strategic thinker, motivated by creatively solving business requirements across multichannel ecosystems.

A highly detailed and systematic approach to design delivery for small and large scale projects. Experience includes branding, identity design, print design, publications, digital advertising, cross channel platforms, social media, IA, UX & UI design.

User Centered & Digital Technologies
Collaborates seamlessly with experience architects to provide user centred design solutions. Confident understanding of web concepts and development languages. Enjoy collaborating with creative technologists, front and back end developers, to prototype and test interactive concepts across responsive platforms and devices.

Communication & Attitude
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficient in presentation delivery & client liaison. Easily adaptable to new teams and processes.


EXPERIENCE

Senior Product Designer
Simple Machines
– Software and Engineering Consultancy
www.simplemachines.com.au
2016 – 2017 (1 year 2 months)

Senior Art Director / Designer
Fluency
– Digital Product Studio
www.fluency.com.au
2015 – 2016 (6 months)

Freelance Art Director
2014 – 2015 (1 year 6 months)

Digital Art Director
The White Agency
– Digital Advertising Agency
www.thewhiteagency.com.au
2012 – 2014 (2 years 4 months)

Senior Designer
The White Agency
– Digital Advertising Agency
www.thewhiteagency.com.au
2011 – 2012 (7 months)

Creative Lead / Design Director
The Studio Dreams
– Digital Advertising Agency
www.thestudiodreams.com.au
July 2010 – July 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Art Director & Senior Designer
Self Employed / Freelance
www.iamkathryn.com
2009  – 2010 (1 year 5 months)

Designer (Contractor)
Tank Studio
– Branding Agency
www.tankstudio.com.au
2009  – 2010 (5 months)

Designer
Seven (NZ)    
– Multidisciplinary Studio
www.seven.co.nz
2008  – 2009 (1 year)

Designer
Shine (NZ)
– Boutique Advertising & Strategy
www.shinelimited.co.nz
2007 – 2008 (9 months)

Junior Designer
Lost Enterprises Clothing Manufacture (NZ)
– Graphic Design & Clothing Apparel
2004  – 2007 (3 years)

 


Education & Achievements

2012
Caxton Cadet - 48hr pitch , Annual Caxton Awards, Hunter Valley, NSW

2006
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Bachelor of Art and Design [First Class Honours].

Exhibitor & speaker at Fast Type Slow Type, 5th Annual St Bride Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Student spokesperson at AUT Design and Creative Technologies Graduation Ceremony.

AUT Post Graduate full fee scholarship.

2005
AUT Bachelor of Art and Design (Graphics). 
Best Awards Finalist/ Student Graphic Section.
Speaker AUT Graduate Exhibition Opening.

2004
AUT Excellence Award - Fuji Professional Achievement Award.

2003 - 2005
AUT Undergraduate Scholarship.


REFERENCES

Ben Hockley - Director
Fluency
+61 415 654 662
ben@fluency.com.au

Marty Wicyniak - Creative Director
Fluency
+61 404 991 017
marty@fluency.com.au

Mike Barry - Creative Director
The White Agency
+61 2 8417 7100
mike.barry@thewhiteagency.com.au