Hello, world. My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m an art director pursuing optical poetry.

I often describe my creative career as constant baptisms by fire (affectionately).

My first role at AKQA was in the human resources department where I honed my downy soft skills for a year and a half before transferring to creative — where I metamorphosed into a conceptual visual-designing-art-directing creative hybrid. Learning a new role within an advertising agency taught me to be conceptually nimble and adaptable. During those formative years, I touched many types of work including digital design and UI, print, illustration, branding, and 360º marketing campaigns. 

And given my penchant for navigating ambiguity to create beautiful outcomes, I have since taken a new role at skincare startup Peachy leading their first internal creative team. Wrinkles and new challenges be warned — I'm comin' for ya!

↳ Happy to chat freelance opportunities.
↳ Career switch story detailed here.

Hello, world. My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m an art director pursuing optical poetry. 

I often describe my creative career as constant baptisms of fire (affectionately).

My first role at AKQA was in the human resources department where I honed my downy soft skills for a year and a half before transferring to creative — where I metamorphosed into a conceptual visual-designing-art-directing creative hybrid. Learning a new role within an advertising agency taught me to be conceptually nimble and adaptable. During those formative years, I touched many types of work including digital design and UI, print, illustration, branding, and 360º marketing campaigns. 

And given my penchant for navigating ambiguity to create beautiful outcomes, I have since taken a new role at skincare startup Peachy leading their first internal creative team. Wrinkles and new challenges be warned — I'm comin' for ya!

↳ Happy to chat freelance and mentorship opportunities.
↳ Career switch story detailed here.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Art Director, Peachy, New York, NY, 
October 2021 – Present

Art Director, AKQA, San Francisco, CA, 
July 2021 – October 2021

Visual Designer, AKQA, San Francisco, CA,  February 2019 – June 2021

Associate Designer, AKQA, San Francisco, CA, August 2017 – January 2019

HR Coordinator, AKQA, San Francisco, CA, November 2015 – July 2017

ESL Teacher, YBM ECC Mapo, Seoul, Korea, November 2013 – March 2015

CLIENTS

Peachy, Apple, Facebook Oversight Board, Levi's, ServiceNow, Audi USA, Peet's, Floodgate, new business

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley,
Bachelor of Arts Double Major,
Practice of Art and Media Studies,
GPA: 3.7

California College of the Arts,
Continuing Education, Design

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects), Sketch, Final Cut Pro, Procreate, Principle, Keynote, Google Slides

SOCIAL

Instagram
LinkedIn 
Working Not Working
Medium
VSCO

CONTACT

Hi! Hello!
Bonjour! 안녕! 
kaypeetza@gmail.com

RESUME

Click it or ticket 😎

CONTACT

Hi! Hello!
Bonjour! 안녕! 
kaypeetza@gmail.com

RESUME

Click it or ticket 😎