About the Designer

Hello, my name is Kaity.

I am a communications professional.

I specialize in digital media and brand identity development.

I love travel, fiction, my cats, tattoos, and eating recreationally.
Amongst other things.

  • I fell in love with design while working on InDesign CS2 as the editor in chief of my high school yearbook, and have now been a professional designer for the better part of a decade. I have worked the full spectrum of design positions: from freelancer, to agency, to in-house designer.

    Most notably, I worked as a designer, head of digital media, and letterpress apprentice at MATTER in Denver. It was here that I had the honor of learning from and working for Rick Griffith and Debra Johnson, two of the top designers and letterpress printers in the United States. I also studied letterpress and bookbinding under David Ashley, a master calligrapher who learned his craft from legends such as Herman Zapf.

    I now work as an independent designer with clients throughout the United States. Though I specialize in the direction of digital media projects, brand identity development, and user interface design, I work in a variety of mediums, including print design, letterpress, product design, 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, obsessing about my plants, or eating the best and weirdest food I can find with my favorite chef & husband Arun.

Work Experience

Independent Designer { Astraelis Design }

Create, develop, and maintain communications for a variety of clients in a spectrum of mediums including: brand identity, internet and other digital media, and print and POS.

Clients include individuals such as artisans, musicians, and medical professionals; as well as small-to-medium sized businesses, non-profits, and government organizations.

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.

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

    Contact Kaity

    I am not taking on any design or development work at this time. However, you can still feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, requests, etc. and I'll be happy to get back to you asap!

      Contact Kaity

      I am not taking on any design or development work at this time. However, you can still feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, requests, etc. and I'll be happy to get back to you asap!