About Kate

Hello! I’m Kate
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Growing up in the backstages of ballet, I kickstarted my career designing punk posters for underground theatre in Baltimore. I co-started a production company, Painted Stage, with my brother. And got hustlin’ in-house at Towson University’s Design+Pub office. Around this time, Beatnik Baltimore began.

Then I drove west and chased a dream. Earning my stripes at the renowned DDB Chicago agency. Staying hip in counter culture freelancing for Second City, Lights Out Theatre and an array of independent filmmakers.

Over the next 10 years I honed my craft full spectrum from TV to mobile. 5 years in the rough jungle of start-up life. Followed by 5 years in online higher ED. I produced a nationally ranked TV commercial “Never Stop Growing”. Then focused fully on UI/UX including the launch of Sophia, and was part of the team that developed the first ever personality-based artificial intelligence in EDU named Irving.

In 2021, everything got more magical. I joined Outright, as Director of Design and UX. Emboldening brands, leading workshops, crafting visual stories through creative and designing digital experiences that drive change. Working with our amazing clients to impact climate change, social justice, public health, reproductive rights, luxury travel & so much more. Take a bold step with us.


“Kate’s creativity and uniqueness of thought were a blessing to interact with. Her enthusiasm for design is contagious.”

“Kate has a way of spreading energy and genuine positivity. She encourages challenging learning opportunities to grow and stay inspired.”

“Kate always produced top in class results. She is an invaluable asset where ever she goes.”

Leading powerhouse design teams / UI+UX design / Bold Branding / Website launches + refreshes / Storytelling + storyboarding / Strategic design thinking / Theatre + events / Full funnel creative / Mobile-first design / Competitive analysis / User needs workshops

Featured in:
Adweek, Vibe.com, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, AgencySpy, BizWomen & more
A little client name dropping:
Youtube, me too. Movement,
Marriott International,
World Resources Institute + Bezos Fund,
NIRH, Queen Latifah, & more


First ever-globally translated logo & brand identity

TV campaign “Never Stop Growing” ranked “Most Inspiring Ad” of Q4 2018 by Ace Metric

Created origin story & branding for the first personality-based AI in EDU

Jack Welch Certificate of Leadership

Data-driven results in managing an elite design team

Critically acclaimed theatre posters

14 years in the industry launching products, campaigns & one-of-a-kind creative