Hi, I'm Katie!
I'm an an Art Director & Graphic Designer living and working in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Costa Rica, one day I decided it was a good idea to trade 12 months of summer for 13 months of winter.
I got small agency, medium agency, freelance and corporate experience under my belt, creating marketing materials, in both digital (web banners, social posts, newsletters, etc.) and print media (packaging, posters, flyers, magazine ads, etc.). I've been lucky to have worked with different brands like Bell Media, Canadian Tire, Advil, Serta, Pfizer, Canadian Cancer Society, and others.
When 'm not working, you can find me drawing on my iPad, finding the best eats in the city, or planning my next travel adventure to somewhere with medieval castles.
Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, basic After Effects and Premiere Pro
Sketch, Figma, learning Adobe XD
Excel, Word, Power Point, Teams
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
Advertising & Graphic Design, Diploma
Humber College | Toronto, ON
Communications, French, Bachelor
York University | Toronto, ON
Art Director & Graphic Designer
dentsu health | 2021–present
Brands: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Allergan, FORUS Therapeutics, Novo Nordisk
Creative Marketing Coordinator
Bell Media | 2019–2021
Brands: CTV, Astral, NOOVO, iHeartRadio
Self-employed | 2018–2019
Brands: Canadian Cancer Society, Harbourfront Centre, Reliance Home Comfort
Mass Minority | 2018
Brands: Stonemill Bakehouse, Serta, Metro
Art Director Intern
TAXI | 2017
Brands: Canadian Tire, Advil, Fido
Favourite hobby: I've collected over 800 postcards from over 100 countries and territories, including Antartica.
Best place I've been to: Ireland 🇮🇪 I've been do Dublin, Belfast, Killarney, Cork, but my heart belongs to Galway 💘.
If I were to choose another career it would be: pastry chef—sometimes I get commissioned to make custom cakes 🍰.
If I could eat something for the rest of my life: tacos 🌮 because there are so many ways to make (eat) one.