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  • Owner
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Wordpress
  • Product Design & Development
  • Branding
  • T-shirt Design

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Mountain Goatees is an online clothing company locally geared towards outdoors lifestyles and western living. As the co-owner and lead designer, I'm responsible for the brand design, website design and development, as well as the creative strategy and execution of the clothing line.

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I help manage the day-to-day operations of both the e-commerce business and its creative as well as scheduling and attending local promotional events in Denver. My partner and I conceptualized, researched and executed the business development of Mountain Goatees in 2013. Today, I continue to handle overall website maintenance and improvements, product line releases, marketing goals and other business strategies.

  • Product Design
    • Handles all branding collateral, including the initial establishment of the Mountain Goatees name, logo & marketing materials.
    • Creates all t-shirt vector designs in Illustrator & Photoshop.
    • Follows file preparation guidelines for DTG & screen printing.
    • Prints samples & inspects to refine final product.
    • Designs baseball hats with consideration of embroidery patterns.
    • Photographs & Photoshops all product imagery.
    • Responsible for product creation strategy.
  • Web Design & Wordpress Development
    • Designs website on Wordpress & creates associated graphics.
    • Produces initial desktop sketches in Photoshop.
    • Coded frontend styles within Wordpress environment.
    • Utilized and handled Woo Commerce, Stripe and Printful API integrations.
    • Used CSS & HTML within PHP environment.
    • Testied across browsers & devices.
    • Setup & launched website within GoDaddy SQL database.

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Katie is one of the most talented UX Designers/UI Developers I have had the privilege to work with in my career. Not only is she a very talented visual designer, but she has ingenious front end web development skills with an incredible eye for detail. Katie is passionate and innovative always looking for new solutions and fresh ideas that can advance her knowledge and skills.

What stands out most to me on Katie is her ability to listen to customer requirements and design needs to develop those business requirements into an amazing design. She truly has a knack for taking limited information from clients and creating something that not only meets but exceeds their expectations.

Katie a fun person to work with, and is reliable, has a strong work ethic and is a true team player. She has strong personal skills that enable her to work effectively with a wide variety of clients at many different levels. I’d highly recommend Katie for any type of design work.

Katie has a widely varied skillset which enables her to contribute greatly to the front-end aspects of a project including IA/Wireframing, User-Centric Design, User Experience and Front End Development.

This makes Katie a very valuable addition to any project or company in that she leverages these skills to create many project efficiencies and craft a more seamless and enjoyable user experience.

Katie is also very detail oriented, responsible, and has a very solid work ethic. I would definitely consider her an asset to any team.

Working with Katie on different projects was always a pleasure. Katie and I worked together for over 3 years and on several different projects that I was managing. Katie has a great way of getting to know the clients, their preferences and ultimately what they would like reflected for their new website. As a project manager, Katie was always on time with deliverables and would put in the extra effort to ensure the project success. Katie is a great teammate and I would love to have her on any project.

Katie is a team player. She is willing to help anyone in any way she can. This has been partciularly noted in her tutelage of our terrific interns. She has patiently taught them more than skills, but also about professional life. Everyone recognizes & appreciates her mentorial skills and overall willingness to help anyone and everyone out whenever she is called on. She makes good business decisions, taking input from multiple sides of an issue and htem formulating a decision.

Katie's chief impact is her outstanding product work. From the design, the birth of an idea to her writing, she works with professionalism to create impact in the eyes and ears of the audience. Katie is an innovatoive designer who executes her ideas without much fanfare. She is methodical in her approach to thought and truly an enthusiastic learner.

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