Hey! I'm Kate. I'm a book publishing master's graduate with a love for clean design and digital publishing. I believe in problem solving, hard work, and looking toward the future to create great, user-focused products and experiences. You can find some of the skills I can bring to your company or project below.
I like getting into projects and doing the dirty work myself, but I equally enjoy finding out what people are good at and encouraging them in a leadership role. I spend time thinking about how to make workflows more efficient in order to produce better work in less time.
The only thing better than making a great product is letting the people who will benefit from it and love it know it exists. I've done extensive research on online discoverability and have over a year's worth of experience marketing authors and books.
As web master of Ooligan Press, I contributed to a 50% increase in site visits and developed the web application for a project that was featured in Publisher's Weekly. I've also made many ebooks using the latest epub3 features.
Though I'm optimistic about the future of digital publishing, my skills there stem from print design principles, and I'm passionate about both containers. A textbook I designed for reprint is currently available for purchase.
I have a passion for promoting education and feel strongly about spreading digital literacy. Parts of an online course I created to teach ebook design have been used in a class I helped establish and assist teach at Portland State University.
Books and stories are ideas, and seeing the manifestation of an exciting idea is inspiring. From developing themes to increasing clarity and conciseness, I love working with creative people to help their ideas reach the highest potential.