Katie incorporates her traditional art background into modern functionality, which is how her career in web design began. A goal-orientated individual with a driven work ethic, Katie has been fortunate with many different work experiences that have allowed her to become a well-rounded, creative individual who uses her environment and knowledge to benefit her artistic ability.
In theory, web pages are just like painted canvases, where a scene with an abundance of information is depicted to demonstrate a story or an idea. While both paintings and web pages both require attention in the areas of contrast, lighting, color, textures, and spacial relationships, Katie’s uses her artistic training in focal points, perspective, mediums, and axes to benefit her webpages via layout, typography, balance, and flow.
When it comes to creating traditional art, Katie works primarily with oil paints on hand-stretched canvases, and watercolor. While studying abroad in Venice in 2008, she discovered her love of printmaking, of which Katie is familiar with Woodcut, Linocut, Lithography, Drypoint, Mezzotint, and Monotype; her favorite techniques are Etching, Intaglio, Aquatint, and the delicate method of Engraving.
Katie graduated from Boston University in May 2010 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, and minors in Printmaking and Western Art History. In 2014, Katie earned an Associate’s Degree through The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Web Design and Interactive Media, graduating with a 3.98 GPA and the Dean’s Award.
She currently works as a Front-End Web Developer & Designer at Connecticut Computer (CTComp, formerly CASE Partners) in Rocky Hill, Connecticut and resides with her husband and two fat cats outside of New Haven.
|2014||Associates Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Devision|
|2010||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, with Minors in Printmaking and Western Art History, Boston University, College of Fine Arts|
|2017||Front-End Developer/PHP, Connecticut Computer (CTComp), Rocky Hill CT|
|2016||Front-End Web Developer/Designer, SCS Direct Inc., Trumbull CT|
|2014||Web Developer/Designer, Acara Partners LLC, Branford CT|
|2013||Web Designer, The Treehouse Internet Group, Seymour CT|
|2011||Tier II Electronic Insurance Claims Specialist, Source Medical Solutions, Wallingford|
|2010||Substitute Teacher, Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden CT|
|2010||Server, Taste Restaurant, North Haven CT|
|2014||Solo Exhibition, Taste Restaurant, North Haven CT|
|2013||Solo Exhibition, Taste Restaurant, North Haven CT|
|2011||Solo Exhibition, Taste Restaurant, North Haven CT|
|2014||Hamden Hall Country Day School Inaugural Alumni Art Show, Hamden CT|
|2010||Deja Vu: Remember to Trust the Mess, Hamden CT|
|2010||Boston University Senior Art Exhibition, Boston MA|
|2009||The Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial, Boston MA|
|2005||John Slade Ely House Gallery Showing, New Haven CT|