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, 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

Some Work I’ve Shared on Insta
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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.