ABOUT ME

I am truly blessed—working in design and art direction all these years . . . I truly LOVE what I do. 


BIOGRAPHY

The youngest of six. Mother of two. AKA Grammy K! Creative to the bone. In essence, I'm a lover of all things nature. I exude boundless energy and love to learn and enjoy new experiences. A foodie—creating from what's on hand, from my garden's bounty or by foraging. I love travel and exploring, and have a long list of places to see. I'm a skier, cyclist, avid hiker, animal lover and knowledge seeker. I am one busy lady, and that's how I like it! When I've worn myself out after a long day, there's nothing better than settling down to a nice big fat pinning session on Pinterest.

Contact me—I'd like to learn more about you. : )


WHAT THEY SAY

"Kathy is an extremely hard-working and collaborative team player—always willing to go the extra mile to provide the best work possible, on time and on budget. She continually brings fresh creative with genuine excitement—that kind of passion is infectious." Emily Neal, Account Executive

"Lover of life. Always positive and open to new ideas. Always on target with creative. Wonderfully creative! Works very diligently and efficiently especially if time and budget are minimal. A wealth of experience and knowledge. Can do it all pretty much!"  Lissa Mathis, Senior Art Director, Brand Cool

"She is the fastest designer I’ve ever worked with; she produces beautiful, elegant pieces quickly and efficiently, providing us with materials that are pleasing to our audience and appropriate to our budget. I highly recommend her for any project." Matthew Townsend, Communications Missioner, Episcopal Diocese of Rochester

"You can count on her for disruptive ideas, stunning design, excellent taste and a never say die spirit. She is a great talent and a marvelous person." Marilyn Lewis, President, Partners+Lewis


EXPERIENCE

2014 – Present
Freelance Art Direction/Graphic Designer
| Working from home or at a client's place, we create great advertising together. From a standard no. 10 envelope to a bank's NHL activation. My clients are advertising agencies near and far, businesses large and small and not-for-profits too. 

I can do it all, from start to finish . . . concept, design, lovely typography, layouts, mechanicals, design for the web . . . 

2008 – 2014
Brand Cool Marketing, Rochester, NY
| Senior Art Director | Concept and design advertising, collateral, direct mail, web sites, online advertising, corporate identity. NYSERDA, Motorola, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bivona Child Advocacy, EFP Rotenberg, Memry Corp., Pulse Technologies, First Exchange Bank, Isoflux Technologies, Tesselaar Plants, Turner Engineering, Bristol ID, Children's Institute, MakoPKG

2004 – 2008
Katherine M. Warner, Inc., Rochester, NY | President | Freelance art direction for agencies throughout the US. Worked on clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, QED Technologies, Flexitallic, Uniblitz, Vincent & Associates, Consumer Electronic Society, Garlock, Davie Kaplan, Ultimate Technology, Wegmans, Fingerlakes Casino and Race Track, St. John Fisher College. Worked directly with clients such as: The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, Ephphatha Ministry for the Deaf, Kavod Clinic, Flour City Bakery, NYS Assemblyman Joe Morelle

2001 – 2004
Roberts Communications, Rochester, NY
| Art Director | Concepted and designed advertising, collateral, direct mail, web sites, logos and corporate identity. Negotiated and purchase photography and illustration. Supervised art resources through production. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, MasterCard, HSBC, Xerox Corporation, American Express, Greater Rochester Visitors Association. 2003 Addy, Xerox

1997 – 2001
Saatchi & Saatchi, Rochester, NY
| Art Director | Bausch & Lomb “Why?” campaign. DuPont Agricultural Products “Row Crop” direct mail campaign. ECHO Leader Award, International Direct Marketing Association, Direct Best 2000, Best of Show for Upper New York, NAMA (National Agricultural Marketing Association)

1997 – 2001
Saatchi & Saatchi
| Associate Art Director |“Body Parts,” DuPont corporate advertising campaign which won Addy and Best of Show. Art director on concepts that won $100 million dollar Delta Airlines for Saatchi & Saatchi NYC office

1994 – 1995
Saatchi & Saatchi
| Senior Production Artist | Kodak Professional, DuPont Flooring, Lycra, Surlyn, Tyvek, Alcatel and Comdisco

1992 – 1994
Eric Mower and Associates, Rochester, NY
| Production Artist | Created artwork from layout to mechanical (traditional and electronic). Managed work flow, estimates, planning and traffic. Trained creative staff on computers and software. Maintained studio equipment and supplies. United Way, Rochester Community Savings Bank, Canandaigua Wine Company, Parkridge Hospital, Empire State Games­

1990 – 1992
Monroe Graphics, Rochester, NY | Typographer

1988 – 1990
The Idea Factory, Rochester, NY | Electronic Publishing Specialist

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.

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