Hi, my name is Katy
I am a web developer and graphic designer
Since the Spring of 2022 when I got curious about the carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica), I have dedicated myself to Appalachia's native ecosystems, plants, and wild creatures. This is a devotional calling, and at present consists purely in volunteer work. I hope one day to earn my living here, but until that day, I continue to help a handful of small local nonprofits and individuals with their websites and with the suite of online applications and publishing needs that make any organization operational. I occasionally have room to take on new work or clients.
Web Development, Graphic Design, Freelance 2015 - 2021
From 2015 to 2021, I worked exclusively as a freelance Web Developer, Graphic Designer, and Virtual Assistant, providing creative and technical support for a handful of loyal clients. In addition to building websites in WordPress, I acquired quite a lot of experience in marketing and running a sizeable membership site, including building and managing sales funnels, sales pages, complex automations, social media content creation, and running promotions.
Project Management, Inside Sales, Website, Marketing 2010 - 2015
I loved the five years I spent working for a custom lighting manufacturer and I still use the project management skills I learned there. In 2014, I led the overhaul of the company's aged website and organized their entire 1,200 lighting fixture database. Since then, Crenshaw Lighting has stripped the website down to a tenth its former size and revamped it as a Shopify online store. I don't know the story behind that!
B.A. Religion, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.
I have been drawing and imagining since I was wee
My mother saved this painting I made when I was four. I love best the joyful girls riding the carnival train.
I find my best ideas come when I don't think about it too much. Get out of the way and let the creative process flow. Of course, there is also the time-consuming execution required to take a great idea and turn it into something polished and beautiful.
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." -- Thomas Edison