I have made a name in the Austin market as a reliable resource for creative services including creative concepting, graphic design, art direction, illustration, project management, and consulting for more than 30 years. I take pride in keeping schedules and budgets under control and communication channels clear. I work fast, I work hard, and I work smart. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to accomplish your goals and exceed your expectations.

Work Samples

  • NetSpend Prepaid Debit Card 2011-2012 TAX Campaign

  • NetSpend Prepaid Debit Card Art Design

  • NetSpend Collateral

Work History

Kathi J. Sherby 8 9 0 2 C I M A C I R C L E • A U S T I N , T X 7 8 7 3 7 p h o n e 5 1 2 . 2 6 4 . 2 6 4 6 • e m a i l K A T @ K A T N D O G . C O M E D U C A T I O N 1975–1977 University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa BFA in Graphic Design. Minors: Drawing, Painting and Ceramics 1973–1975 Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa Major: Design. (Entered with art and music scholarships) E M P L O Y M E N T H I S T O R Y 1997-Currently—KAT&DOG COMMUNICATIONS, AUSTIN, TEXAS • Develop, scope, and manage projects from concept to rollout for direct clients, advertising agencies, publishers. • Create illustrations and logos. Retouch photos for editorial, marketing materials, packaging and product design, labels and other printed materials. • Consult, design and prepare art for Web sites. • Supervise branding consistency and thematic continuity. • Design and produce magazines, catalogs and textbooks. • Art direct photo shoots (studio/location). • Hand-draw and quick-sketch story boards, mood boards and editorial ideas. 2009–2012 NETSPEND CORPORATION, AUSTIN TEXAS Senior Designer, Art Director • Designed cards, collateral and point-of-sale materials for prepaid debit card industry. • Email campaign direction, development and messaging, direct mail development and campaign design. • Honed messaging and maintain brand standards. • Researched software and design technologies to support marketing goals. • Developed and maintained design assets inventory for prompt access by internal and external parties. • Developed internal job organization system. 1996–1997 BAZZIRK, INC., AUSTIN, TEXAS Senior Designer • Developed editorial, catalog, ad campaigns, posters, logos, Web graphics, brochures and other collateral for direct response advertising. • Created story boards, comps and illustrations. • Worked closely with outside vendors, photographers and illustrators. Conducted press checks. Kept budgets in check. 1994–1996 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON PUBLISHING, AUSTIN, TEXAS Designer/Art Director • Produced a 370-page Science book for 6th graders—part of the middle school curriculum adoption. • Managed team of art directors and designers, worked with photo researchers, production staff and art buyers. • Worked closely with editorial department and art directed photo shoots. SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY Adobe Creative Suite on Mac and PC R E F E R E N C E S Pat Whalen—512.656.7153 Pamme Mickelson—805.636.7795 Wilma Schindeler—432.386.2222 Cynthia Hannon—512.310.2215