About the Designer

Hello, my name is Kaity

I fell in love with design while working on InDesign CS2 as the editor in chief of my high school yearbook. After chasing design both personally and professionally for many years, I finally got my s#*t together and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Art Institute of Colorado with a BA in Graphic and Web Design.

I now work as a Designer at MATTER in Denver. Though I specialize in user interface design and the direction of digital media projects, I work in a variety of mediums, including print design, letterpress, product design, illustration, and hand lettering.

My design philosophy is rooted in the gestaltist notion that bringing together a variety of approaches, mediums and methods yields design which is meaningful and genuinely unique.

When I’m not working on a design project of some kind or other, you can find me listening to horror, sci-fi and fantasy audiobooks (and podcasts) with my cats, having 4 hour long phone conversations about philosophy with my Mom, or eating the best and weirdest food I can find with my favorite chef & husband Arun.

Work Experience

Designer, Head of Digital Media, Apprentice Letterpress Printer { MATTER }

Overhauled and developed systems and strategies for the web department at the studio.

Art directed all web-related projects; from planning, scoping, and content direction, to UX strategy and UI design, to directing developers and/or development.

Worked as a key member of the MATTER team on multi-media projects including: brand strategy & design, ad campaigns, product designs, etc.

Operated the Vandercook and C&P letterpresses at weekly studio events.

Visual Designer { BUHV Designs }

Worked with a small team of web designers, digital marketing experts and content writers. Primarily responsible for synthesizing content and design elements into interface mock-ups for development. Designed logos and visual brand identity guidelines. Clients include local and national companies and organizations.

Freelance Designer { Hypothesis Design }

Created logos, print collateral and websites for a variety of clients including local artisans, musicians, non-profits, and small businesses.

Graphic & Web Designer { Transcending Creative }

Developed and maintained WordPress websites, created logos and designed advertisements for 50+ small to medium sized businesses in the Denver area.

Graphic Design Intern { Old Chicago Corporate }

Assisted the graphics department in the production of a variety of print and web media for all 150+ nationwide Old Chicago locations.

Graphic Designer { Caffè Sole }

Created, developed and maintained a new brand identity and all related print POS and advertising materials.

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Graphic & Web Design   { The Art Institute of Colorado }

Summa Cum Laude, GPA 4.0
Winner of the AIC Student of the Quarter Award: Fall 2016

Some Work I’ve Shared on Insta
  • Ambigram dishwasher magnet. Designed by yours truly in collaboration with the crew at MATTER studio. Available online or in our lovely little shop @shopatmatter
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#design #matter #ambigram #typography #dishwasher #denverdesign #magnet #productdesign #designinspiration #boomerang #awesome #homegoods #designlife #astraelisdesign #matterdesign #type #flip
  • Neon + surrealism = oh my! 💚🧡
I was honored to participate in this letterpressed collaboration piece with @rickgriffith and Joe Vetch for another awesome edition of #fotpt at the @shopatmatter
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#letterpress #collaboration #design #letterpressprinting #neon #surrealism #denverdesign #shopatmatter #green #vandercook #illustration #graphicdesign #astraelisdesign
  • Just finished mailing the last of our invitations today! Whew! I don't want to post the full, final design just yet... But here's a sneak peek! Thank you to all of the amazing people who helped make this creation come to life! I couldn't have done it without you and I love you all very much. @dlastudio @moosti @abba__zabba17 @chelbelchelsea 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
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#paper #weddinginvitations #invitation #ambigram #design #handmade #wedding #kaityandarun #marbledpaper #papercraft #monogram #weddinglogo #custominvitations #kaityhaugedesign #astraelisdesign
  • This is what "the flow" feels like. I absolutely adore working on the C&P. 📜🥰💌
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#letterpress #letterpressprinting #chandlerandprice #work #theflow #letterpresslife #designnerd #denverdesigner #process #creativeprocess #kaityhaugedesign #astraelisdesign
  • Sneak peek of our wedding invitations...
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#letterpress #typesetting #leadtype #loveletterpress #typography #handsettype #weddinginvitations #designerlife #invitation #weregettingmarried #kaityhaugedesign #astraelisdesign
  • Mixing ink on the C&P is psychedelic ☝️❤️ 👽
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#letterpress #chandlerandprice
#ink #mixing #boomerang #makingstuff #letterpressprinting #kaityhaugedesign #astraelisdesign
  • Finally finished binding my first book with @dlastudio and I'm so happy with how it came out! Yesterday we added an interior pocket and the inset, 14ct gold letterpress text detail element. Now I just need to actually put some thoughts in here. Thanks for being such an amazing teacher David ❤️
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#bookbinding #custom #sketchbook #goldfoil #letterpress #bookarts #bookmaking #davidashleystudio #handmade #book #bookmaker #learningfromthebest #art #thoughts #crafts #foilstamping #detail #design #astraelisdesign
  • A portrait of me attempting to work from home during Snowpocalypse 2019. 🤷🐈📇
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#designerlife #snowpocalypse #snowpocalypse2019 #colorado #snowday #coloradosnowday #workfromhome #catmom #catlife #nothelping #spacebar #denver #denverdesigner #catinmyface #distraction #astraelisdesign
  • Save the dates are finally prototyped and ready to go! The letters are die cut and hold the magnet (see previous post) in place. Really happy with how these came together. Also really grateful that my work lets me use the die cutter. ♥️
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👰🤵🏽 #kaityandarun .
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#savethedate #design #diecut #weddingdesign #invitation #kraftpaper #handmade #typography #graphicdesign #kaityhaugedesign #designerlife #imadethis #sowhatifitscenteraligned #weregettingmarried #wedding #silhouettecameo #astraelisdesign

Contact Me

Wanna talk design?

I know I do. If you’re interested in collaborating, talking about design, or learning more about my work, you can reach out to me here.

Contact Me

Wanna talk design?

I know I do. If you’re interested in collaborating, talking about design, or learning more about my work, you can reach out to me here.