California seemed like the next best thing to tropical lands, so she attended California College of the Arts, a top art institute in the Bay Area. Armed with a BFA, Kate landed her first real job at Colossal Pictures in San Francisco, where she worked as an animator on national accounts, including The Gap and Boise Cascade.
Moving on to Austin, Kate fell in love with the big skies, big legends and big hair of Texas. She worked as a senior animator for an animation studio and then became Art Director at KXAN-TV. She thrived on the hectic multimedia mix of broadcasting, so it was only natural for her next career move to be KGTV, the ABC affiliate in San Diego.
So in 1998, she created Studio M, a boutique design studio that ultimately attracted well-known clients such as TurboTax, the American Cancer Society, AARP, QuickBooks Online and Time-Life.
Many years later, Kate’s still blending her spirited design and professional expertise with a wide range of clients, large and small.
She produces a variety of projects, including brand identity, website design, TV spots, print collateral and more. And just like when she started across the globe in Thailand, she’s still having a terrific time. Only now, she gets to work with great clients to create smart design solutions.