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. Career switching within the notoriously fast-paced environment of an ad agency taught me to be conceptually nimble and adaptable. During those formative years, I touched a breadth of projects from digital, to print, to branding, and those flashy 360º marketing campaigns — all of which I've worked within art director and designer capacities.

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

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. Career switching within the notoriously fast-paced environment of an ad agency taught me to be conceptually nimble and adaptable. During those formative years, I touched a breadth of projects from digital, to print, to branding, and those flashy 360º marketing campaigns — all of which I've worked within art director and designer capacities.

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

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 😎