Kat is an illustrator, art director, and collaborator who is dedicated to visual storytelling. She seeks to foster genuine connections between a brand and its audience by cultivating an honest and impactful visual language. Kat loves clean lines, the great outdoors, and well-gelled creative teams.
As Associate Art Director at Kalisher, an international hospitality art consulting firm, Kat provides art direction and art creation to clients worldwide by developing design narratives and driving brand campaigns into digital and fine artworks.
Kat is also a freelance illustrator, designer, and collaborator with a passion for social justice and education. She seeks to affect positive change by using art as a tool for advocacy and empowerment.
Intrigued by repeated patterns in history, literature, and human behavior, Kat seeks to build lasting collaborative relationships while creating a unique body of work in combined digital and traditional mediums. The union of fast and slow processes yields a form of art-making that is at once both old and new, tediously rendered and graphic, and as contradictory as the themes explored therein. Applying such work to editorial environments, or extrapolating them into classrooms and workshops, Kat enables artists and art educators to find common ground through the creative process. Most recently, this lead to a workshop entitled, "Me for My Neighbor: Exploring Global Citizenship through Portraiture and Bookmaking," taught in conjunction with the Tennessee Arts Academy at Belmont University (2017) and ASTEP at UNC School of the Arts (2018).
When working with Kat, expect combinations of illustrative and bold visuals, a committed work ethic, and ample humor. Her clients include The International Justice Resource Center, NASCAR Hall of Hame, ESPN, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, and Hard Rock International, among others.
Kat is now slightly taller than this photo but still looks about the same.