hi! i'm kaitlyn, a designer based in
new york city.
I plastered these layouts to my bedroom walls for inspiration until after college, when I started my career in publishing designing for magazines such as National Geographic, House Beautiful, Elle Décor and Ocean Drive.
The focus was always on editorial design, but the past few years I've shifted my love of print to digital, working as the sole digital designer at beauty brands Moroccanoil and BECCA Cosmetics. At both brands, I have implemented art direction + design for on-site creative and e-commerce platforms. I strive for my work to be crisp & clean with minimal color palettes and simple grids.
In 2015, I also spearheaded the creation and design of the first 3 issues of Den of Geek magazine, and 30,000 copies of each issue were distributed at both New York and San Diego Comic Cons.
When I'm not designing, I'm probably drinking copious amounts of cold brew, training for my next marathon, pouring over magazines for inspiration or baking sweet potato fries. I love hiking + the outdoors, but also exploring all that city life in NYC has to offer. I'm an avid concert-goer.
I'm a proud Ohio University alumna with a BS in Journalism and a BS in Visual Communication. I'm originally from Pittsburgh and now reside in Lower Manhattan.
Want to grab coffee or chat about a freelance project? I'd love to meet! Contact me here.