Multimedia Artist Specializing in GUI Design.

GUI INFO ARCHITECT BRANDING ILLUSTRATION eBLASTS CMS
CODING PPT MOBILE

Portfolio Overview

Hello! My name is Kathleen Doherty and I help businesses grow. I'm from NYC and my 12+ years of hands-on experience in Corporate Design for web and print have enabled me to set goals and reach them. My Creative Direction helped win awards for IBM and Empire Blue. I was educated in arts and technology at: The School of Visual Arts (SVA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and Oxford University, UK. What's unique about me is that you will save money hiring a senior creative professional who understands your business and marketing objectives rather than paying for a team of junior people. I specialize in Corporate Graphic Design for Web Sites, Brand Identity and Interactive Presentations in PowerPoint and Flash. I'm known for the high quality of my work and my ability to meet deadlines. I always pay close attention to detail. Having traveled to over 115 cities in 15 different countries, I have a broader perspective and advanced communication skills which are important when creating effective business and marketing solutions.

A good web designer is both the artist and the programmer and knows the benefits and limitations of art and functionality. I create an elegant balance between form and function to achieve clear communication and a desirable user experience. The web sites I create download lightning-fast through experienced use of optimized graphics, accessible coding, CSS, Flash design and programming. They are searchable and look the same on all browsers. I'm an expert with Adobe Software and with hand-coding web sites. My fine art background and eye for detail give me the ability to code website pages that look like magazine layouts- a skillset that is very unique and invalueable. My illustration style is ideal for print because I use vector format which remains crisp when scaled to any size while remaining 100% editable. Because I have my own fully equipped design studio, I am an excellent resource for those tight deadlines. I am available for ongoing design support. I look forward to exceeding your expectations should you choose to hire me.


Tell me your project details by filling out this brief Design Project Worksheet if you need design services and would like a free consultation and quote. If you specifically need a Logo/Brand Identity, here is a Logo Worksheet. Click here to view the Price Sheet  brochure pdf with list of services, my design process and timelines.


Style: Clean, elegant, corporate.
    WEB
  • graphical user interface
  • info architecture
  • sliders/slideshow
  • HTML/CSS coding
  • CMS(wordpress/other)
  • email marketing
  • banner ads
  • mobile apps
  • web maintenance
  • training/consultation
  • project management
  • creative direction
    PRINT
  • brand identity/logo design
  • brochure/PDF
  • print advertisement campaigns
  • flyers/postcard/poster
  • brand collateral materials
  • signage
  • package design
  • photo retouch/editing
    ILLUSTRATION
  • vector graphic trace
  • custom icons
  • vector illustration
  • infographics
  • character design/caricature
  • editorial and book illustration
  • interactive presentations/powerpoint
  • animation
  • Ink and Watercolor


IBM :: Empire Blue :: Time Inc. :: 92Y :: UMASS :: Grey Advertising :: LinkedIn :: Merrill Lynch :: Hennessey


Morgan Stanley :: CICU :: The Food Emporium :: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation :: Morrell Wine

US CHINA Energy Summit 2012 :: Chief Energy :: LUCA Oil & Gas :: SONY Entertainment


Oxford University, UK- Psychology and Fine Arts (GPA 4.0)

Rensselaer Polytech Institute (RPI), Troy- 3D animation and Design (GPA 4.0)

School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC- Print Design (GPA 4.0)

Contact me for a quote
Please fill out a brief General Design Project Worksheet if you need design services. If you specifically need a Logo/Brand Identity, here is a Logo Worksheet. Click here to view the Price Sheet  brochure pdf with list of services, my design process and timelines.

PowerPoint presentation powerpoint sample that I designed and executed for IBM while working as a hands-on creative director on an award-winning web application for doctors for the health insurance company site, EmpireBlue.com. (Click here to see screenshots of the web site.)
Here is another medical powerpoint I created that I made into a youtube video and as a PDF document
. More powerpoint samples here.


powerpoint sample

Website Design Over 12 years in the web design industry has given me hands-on experience in all facets of the life cycle a website- large or small. A good web designer is both the artist and the programmer and knows the benefits and limitations of art and functionality. I create an elegant balance between form and function to achieve clear communication and a desirable user experience. The web sites I create download lightning-fast through experienced use of optimized graphics, accessible coding, CSS, Flash design and programming. They are searchable and look the same on all browsers. Click here to view a small sample of additional screenshots of websites I have worked on.

Website Redesign with homepage slideshow for an electronics company. I redesigned the site and created 5 sliders for their new homepage slideshow. Snapshots of sliders can be seen here and on the site's live homepage. Here is a before and after snapshot of the homepage redesign. More before-and-after snapshots of projects can be seen here.

redesign of website

Online application for EmpireBlue.com: I led a front-end team for IBM when I worked as a hands-on creative director on an award-winning web application for doctors for the health insurance company site, EmpireBlue.com. (A login is required to view the live site/web portal. Click here to see screenshots of the web site.)

editable cms sites

Online application for Talentbrowser.com , a recruiting company. For the application GUI design I worked on user experience, workflow, copy, custom icons, navigation tabs and designed screens. In addition I designed, coded and illustrated their responsive wordpress site as well as social media sites including linkedin, twitter and facebook sites. Click here to see snapshots of some of the designs I worked on for TalentBrowser.

editable cms sites

Wordpress/Joomla- Sites that you can edit editable cms sites I design and code sites using a Content Management System (CMS) application, Wordpress or Joomla, so the content can be managed and edited by you once I customize the style so that it looks like a web site rather than a blog. It's a wonderful way to get noticed by search engines. Joomla is ideal for more robust sites such as ecommerce sites, but isn't as user-friendly to maintain as Wordpress sites.



editable cms sites



editable cms sites



editable cms sites



editable cms sites - ecommerce / online store / online business



Online Promotions/Banners Ads
HTML email/ eBlast

With over a decade of experience in online marketing, I have designed, coded and tested hundreds of HTML emails including dozens for Sony Entertainment and Morrell Wine. Designing and coding for emails is an advanced skillset beyond being a web designer and it is important to hire someone who has years of experience in the full lifecycle of eBlasts. Below are links to coded samples and a dropbox folder of snapshots. I am an expert hand-coder of HTMl which is necessary for HTML email creation. I can send a coded eBlast of any upon request.


CODED Email Samples

Morrell Wine Email 1

Morrell Wine Email 2

Diliberto Creative

Sony Email 1

Sony Email 2

Medical Research Email

Financial Industry Email

Non-profit Gallery Email

Kid's Hair Salon Email

SNAPSHOTS of more Email Samples

I have dozens of previews of emails I have worked on in dropbox folder gallery (most are from 2014). I can send a coded eBlast of any upon request.




Banners Ads

A selection of banner ads can be seen here.  I conceptualize and design online ad campaigns.









Brand Identity/ Print Ads , logos , business cards , brochures , flyers , signage, and other business collateral. More flyers and poster samples can be found here.

Photo Editing logo samples pdf - professional portrait photo retouching, editing and compositing.

  

photo composite    portrait retouch

Custom Illustration

I create custom vector, ink, watercolor and pencil illustrations for children's books, magazines, presentations, trade show graphics, information graphics, ads, web sites, logos, caricatures, wedding favors and more.

PDF Illustration Portfolio

Sample Custom Illustrated Poster created for an event at a hospital. I created it entirely in Adobe Photoshop
except for the planet (a stock photo that I edited) and the text (Adobe Illustrator).


Here is a link to more illustration samples in a dropbox folder online:



"I have one secret. You get up early in the morning and you work all day. That's the only secret." Phillip Glass