Kat Kinkead

Kat Kinkead

Montclair, NJ, US



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I am a recent graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a concentration in object design, although I have not limited myself solely to this department. In fact, a real passion of mine lies within the use of creative software in 2D, 3D, and 4D compositions. In recent semesters I have acquainted myself with 3D animation and video software. I’ve found that the skill sets I’ve developed as a designer often overlap with those as an animator, such as using story boards to communicate ideas, or bringing in elements of branding into motion graphics. I am interested in pursuing a career in the arts, whether it be industrial design, video production, or graphic design. I love it all!



Design Cloud Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Visual Design Intern

• Lead artistic director for visual merchandising and studio branding project, integrating brand
identity into interior office environment
• Created prospective client documents and commission agreements
• Increased company awareness through the strategic use of Facebook, Twitter, and social
media marketing
• Launched and edited bi-weekly newsletter serving over 2K subscribers

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Urban Wood Goods, Chicago, IL, US, Visual Design Intern

• Generated 3D models, renderings, shop drawings and illustration for custom furniture software
• Created content, graphics and layout structure for PDF assembly files
• Photographed, edited and archived product inventory

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Kaleidoscope Imaging, Chicago, IL, US, Freelance Prototyping Technician

• Built photo-ready prototypes for companies such as Bosch and Mars Inc,
• Generated files for computerized numeric control router (CNC) output using Rhino 5
• Created illustrator files for digital fabrication, (ie. makerbot, laser cutter)

May 2012 - Sep 2012

PlusKam, LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Brand Ambassador

• Distributed products to increase brand awareness
• Marketing strategy resulted in 12 percent increase in product sales over four months
• Promotions include; Pringles Extreme, Dentyne-Pure, Venom Energy Drink, Clif Bar, Hy-Drive
Energy and Merkts Cheese

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Vincent's Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ, Curatorial Intern

• Coordinated and photographed all events and exhibitions
• Created schedule and budget for technical workshops, field trips, artist talks and other special
• Updated content and structure of artist portfolios

Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

Chinmay Mehta, Jaipur, IN, Studio Assistant

• Handled and shipped to international exhibitions
• Assisted in creating architectural drawings for homes throughout Jaipur

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Designed Objects

• Lead Graphic Designer Student Zine, Art Basel, Switzerland - Study Abroad
• Chief Editor of Student Zine, “The New Berlin”, Germany - Study
•Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Designed Objects
• Introduction to Visual Communications

Sep 2008 - May 2012