About the Designer
Hello, my name is Kaity.
I am a communications professional, with a passion for human-centered design.
My work spans mediums including digital, print, education, writing, and interiors.
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 have recently expanded my repertoire of design mediums to include interior and experiential design. To expand my creative arsenal, I worked as a Junior Designer and Project Manager for AD Designer Dina Bandman in San Francisco.
Under the name Starwell Interiors, my colleague Merry and I offer interior design and consulting services for residential clients in the bay area and beyond! You can find more about Starwell at our website starwellinteriors.com
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.