About Me

A seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience, I am equally comfortable working independently, directly with clients, or collaborating as part of a creative team.

Through the years, my clients have included municipalities, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and international corporations in the food and beverage, financial, healthcare and entertainment sectors.

The time I’ve spent working for small companies has honed my flexibility and efficiency. My tenure with a large regional agency has taught me to value the contributions of fellow team members, as well as the satisfaction of working on larger projects. My years of freelancing have strengthened my project management skills and confidence when making presentations, and ability to produce high-quality work with limited time and resources.

While my roots lie in print design and a passion for typography in all mediums, I love the interactivity and vast reach of the Web. I am also interested in UI design — the perfect union of graphics, technology, and how both impact the user experience.

Whether on a page, a sign, or a screen, great design directs users to the information needed to form an opinion or take action. Yet it can do much more. Good design nourishes us. It educates and inspires. It whips up excitement and pours on the charm. Good design opens doors, removes barriers, and invites people to the table.

Now let’s see what we can serve up together.

Skills

Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat  and XD

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Proficient in WordPress

Solid understanding of HTML and CSS, with a working knowledge of PHP

Education

BFA in Graphic Design
Auburn University, Auburn AL

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What I’m reading right now

Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

What I’ve been listening to lately

OnBeing, podcast by Krista Tippett

We Can Do Hard Things, podcast by Glennon Doyle

What I’m cooking these days

In a quest to eat less meat, I’ve been experimenting with Indian recipes.

What People Say

I’ve known Kathy for over 20 years, and she’s one of best graphic artists out there. Kathy’s professional, thorough and she listens well, while asking the right questions to understand your market and your customers completely. This results in a product that’s always on target with your needs. Her detailed, yet “down-to-earth” approach makes communication and every project easy.

Harriett Belue – Owner, Belue Farms Natural Market

A Speech-Language Pathologist for nearly 25 years, I wanted to take my private practice to the next level. That’s when I turned to Kathy Davis. Kathy created a brochure that doubled my business in just three months, and explains how I focus my energy to help others. She is reliable, talented, and designs materials that reflect your company in a most perfect way.

Marianne Umphlett – Owner, LKN Speech Language Pathology

Knowing Kathy personally and professionally for over 20 years, I am still constantly impressed with her creativity and innovation. Kathy has the ability to develop graphics and designs that are fresh, and yet classic at the same time. She truly makes every project better and easier, and her eye for detail is impeccable. I would not only recommend her; I would insist on her.

Sandi Constantino-ThompsonOwner, Conceptual Copywriting

Kathy has really helped me define my brand from the ground up. Her ability to handle anything from label & web design to marketing communications has made Kathy essential to my business. She is an absolute delight to work with!

Erica ThorneburgOwner, Extraordinary Snack Co.

Kathy is wonderful at graphic design and website work – she is very dedicated to her clients, has valuable and actionable ideas, and provides creative work on deadline. I love brainstorming with her.

Cristina Shaul, Owner, ShaulMark, LLC

Kathy is the most dedicated vendor ever! You'll love her and her work. A delight to work with!

Jerry Hancock – Managing Partner, AlexanderHancock Associates

I have worked with Kathy on several projects, and on each one, she was the consummate professional. First of all, she was creative, as you would imagine for a graphic designer. Her ideas were original, interesting, and lively. She had a keen eye for detail and offered new ways of seeing things in design and layout. She never fell back on old ideas or images, but instead developed each project by creating something new and exciting. The websites she created for my two projects are simply beautiful and user-friendly, a rare combination.

Marguerite Williams – Managing Editor, newsofdavidson.org

Get In Touch!

Call/Text: 704.202.0624 • Email: kathy@ideaswirl.com

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