Beginning her career as an illustrator in Washington, DC, Kathy worked as a technical illustrator for government contracting firms doing isometric drawings, exploded views and cutaways for military equipment and satellites. Later she worked for publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Mosby and Brady Books illustrating over fifty medical, nursing texts, safety, first aid and emergency rescue books. After moving to New York City, she illustrated several college level scientific textbooks and animated interactive designs for museums, working closely with authors and scientists to translate difficult concepts. At the same time she illustrated over a dozen interactive educational DVDs and games winning several awards for design excellence. Today Kathy splits her time between freelance custom illustration and creating stock illustrations for iStockPhoto.com
AWARDS, LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS
Poster design for IBM Corporation selected for publication by juried competition for "Communications Arts Magazine"
Speaker for Adobe's event for web developers at Internet World Convention at the Javitts Convention Center in New York City
"HOW Magazine" Step-by-step article on how Kathy made a 3D website VRML model on a Macintosh computer
"Careers in Multimedia: Roles and Resources" College textbook and profile of Kathy as a multimedia artist
Speaker at the New York Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) event "Creating Art for Interactive Media"
Silver Award at the National SIGGRAPH convention in the category of Electronic Illustration
Panelist for the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) event "Computer Animation: Take the Leap to the New Media"
Won first place award in the CD-ROM Expo category "Best in Educational Games" for "Ocean Voyager" ocean exploration game
Profile of the Kathy the illustrator and animator of the game "Ocean Voyager" in "CD-ROM Today" magazine
IstockPhoto - Stock and Freelance Illustrator
Exclusive illustrator for the leading microstock illustration and photography agency iStockPhoto, a division of Getty Images. Created over 4,400 original vector stock illustrations and icon sets over the past ten years. In addition to working for iStock Kathy freelances doing custom “work for hire” illustrations for many different clients such as Adams Media Publishers and IChemlabs software publisher.
RXMedia, Inc - Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Designed in-house print materials for Pfizer and provided interactive graphics for their trade shows and events. Designed educational materials for doctors and created logos and icons to brand various Pfizer initiative groups. Created brochures and handbooks for Pfizer's recruitment and financial divisions, internship program and a promotional handbook for their printing plant in Rye, New York.
Cline Davis Mann, Inc - Senior Art Director
Designed educational materials for Pfizer and Novartis pharmaceutical corporations. Designed training aids and laptop presentations for pharmaceutical sales representatives. Designed web sites, CD-ROMs, kiosks and provided creative direction for proposals.
The American Museum of Natural History - Illustrator
Researched scientific topics and worked with scientists and museum staff to create highly interactive educational web sites such as "Reading the Rocks" featuring a rock database and virtual classroom laboratories used by high school students to study geological rocks. Illustrated and developed the interfaces for web sites that explore life surrounding the deep-sea thermal vents including eduactional games like “How Deep is Deep.”
Judson Rosebush Company - Illustrator and Animator
Illustrated, animated and designed interfaces for educational games and corporate DVDs. Won awards for "Ocean Voyager", an educational game sponsored by Time Warner for the Smithsonian Institution that taught players about the ecology of the oceans. Supervised the production department and worked closely with game developers and programmers.
MEDICAL & TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS
Electronic Publishing Services (EPS)
Illustrated scientific textbooks on geology, physics and genetics for EPS, a textbook publishing service. Worked directly with authors and scientists to translate difficult concepts into easy to understand colorful illustrations.
Scientific American Magazine
Illustrated technical subjects and unseen phenomena for Scientific American Magazine. Illustrated the "Amateur Scientist" column and books on science topics for Scientific American’s book division.
Simon & Schuster Publishing Company, Mosby Publishing Company & Brady Books
Illustrated scientific textbooks on medicine, nursing, safety, first aid and emergency rescue techniques for Simon & Shuster and their Mosby and Brady Books medical books divisions.
National Science Teachers Association, Washington, D.C.
Illustrated educational publications including “Ranger Rick Magazine”, “The Science Teacher” and “Science and Children.”
Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), Value Engineering and Radian Inc., Washington, D.C.
Created technical publications for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Nasa and the Goddard Space Center illustrating exploded views and cutaways from engineering drawings for operation, repair and maintenance manuals that provided support for heavy military equipment, satellites and the Space Shuttle.