Katherine is the Co-founder and Design Director of Finesse.io, an early-stage start-up. She has over 10 years of experience as a Senior Designer at companies like Uber Digital and Condé Nast, where she redesigned GQ.com and Glamour. Katherine 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 online publishing to eCommerce.
Designed a tool that web designers and developers can use to work on front-end code for live websites.
Created wireframes and the UX of the dashboard, where users can create and manage projects.
Designed the UI for the IDE, where the user can manage files, write and edit code, and commit their work.
Worked on the UX/UI design of the marketing site to introduce the product and get users to sign up.
Technologies: Finesse, Sketch
Senior UX Designer (Freelance)
AKQA San Francisco
2015 - 2015
Created concepts and designed a new fit guide for the Levi's and Dockers websites to improve discoverability of styles and increase sales.
Developed the wireframes and UX for a one-click checkout system on Levi's website.
Designed the UX and key templates for the eCommerce site, including the Category, Subcategory, and Product Pages.
Used Sketch, Invision, and CodePen to make HTML/CSS prototypes.
Worked individually and led many client meetings.
Technologies: Invision, Sketch, CSS, HTML
Condé Nast UK
2011 - 2014
Hired and managed a team of four other designers, from junior to senior levels, and mentored them in process.
Headed the design and branding of most editorial sites under the Conde 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
Condé Nast UK
2009 - 2011
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
Uber Digital, London
2007 - 2008
Redesigned the Leeds University Website as a Senior Designer.
Worked on the Divine Chocolate website as a Senior Designer.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop
Applied Works, London
2006 - 2007
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
Shift LTD, New Zealand
2003 - 2006
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.