Kat has over 14 years of experience as a product designer. She's worked at a wide range of companies from Condé Nast, where she redesigned GQ.com, Glamour, and Vogue, to co-founding her own start-up. Kat uses a variety of tools to make working prototypes and works well with teams of all sizes as a strong communicator. Her work includes a wide range of projects, from admin tools to online publishing and eCommerce.
Hired and managed a team of four other designers, from junior to senior levels, and mentored them in processes.
Headed the design and branding of most editorial sites under the Condé Nast UK brand, including vogue.co.uk, gqmagazine.co.uk, glamourmagazine.co.uk, wired.co.uk, cntraveller.com, and houseandgarden.co.uk.
Designed and branded magazine apps for Glamour and Vogue.
Led the design team in creating an article and gallery framework for all the titles.
Redesigned vogue.co.uk in 2012, which was one of the first fully responsive magazine websites and a finalist for the Webby Awards.
Liaised directly with top editors.
Served as the creative director for all of the design work and aided the design team in creating their designs with CSS.
Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML/CSS
2009 - 2011
Condé Nast UK
Redesigned GQ.com in 2009.
Redesigned Glamour in 2010.
Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator
Senior Designer (Freelance)
2008 - 2009
Worked as the senior designer for Waitrose.com, a website for online grocery shopping and delivery.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
2007 - 2008
Uber Digital, London
Redesigned the Leeds University website.
Worked on the Divine Chocolate website.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop
2006 - 2007
Applied Works, London
Worked on a full redesign of all the global product websites for AstraZeneca.
Redesigned the AstraZeneca intranet and created CSS/HTML templates to handover.
Represented the company at client meetings with AstraZeneca in Sweden.
Technologies: Photoshop, CSS/HTML
2003 - 2006
Shift LTD, New Zealand
Designed and built the front-end for a listings database.
Assisted in creative concept development, business analysis, and project costing.
Worked with key clients like Enterprise Northland, Gold Coast Tourism, and the NZ Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Worked on Teara.govt.nz, which won "Best Award for Interactive Media and Web Design" in 2005.