Creative Director, Designer & Photographer

_work

In a previous life I was a ceramist, glass blower and even a scenic artist. then I moved to SF in 2005 and started my Big Life in Advertising. I’ve worked at OgilvyOne SF, Organic, Godfrey Q & Partners, Publicis Modem, CBS Interactive, AKQA and Edelman. I then moved on to the design world and became the creative director at Noise 13, a branding, strategy, and design firm in San Francisco, and even build a cannabis brand called Revel & Rouse from the ground up.

At present, I have left the agency world and taken the role of Marketing Design Lead at start-up called Motiv.

_clients

Advertising & Design: HP, PayPal, Adobe, Volkswagen, Sunkist, Ghirardelli, Visa Signature, Microsoft, Starbucks, Juniper, Sony, Symantic, LG Mobile, Skype, ASU Online, GenZe, E2Open, SanDisk, Capacitr, CBS Sports, AllVoices, FanIQ, Yahoo! Music, Drever Capital Management, Revel & Rouse, Motiv and many more.

iPhoneography + photography: SF Board of Tourism, Euro RSCG, the SF MoMA, SFmoto, Google

_school

Academy of Art University — MFA, Advertising.

Syracuse University — BFA

Pilchuck Glass School

_awards

2015 National Silver ADDY for PayPal

2015 SF Silver ADDY for PayPal

2015 WEBBY Finalist for PayPal

2015 WEBBY Honoree for Microsoft

2015 Shorty Finalist for PayPal

2013 Tabby for tibbr

2011 WEBBY for LG Mobile

2007 SF ADDY for Y! Music

2007 NY Festivals for Y! Music

2007 OneShow for Y! Music

2007 WEBBY for Y! Music

_email

kate.shay@mac.com

_other

You can find me on LinkedIn

I also have a tumblr full of stuff that’s not in my portfolio

I was honored to participate at SXSW 2015 as a mentor in the Social Good Hub, hosted by the 3% Conference. I love opportunities to mentor, and have spoken at several schools to students in the industry.

I also shoot mobile and digital photography, you can see my work on my photography site.

It was seriously awesome to have had one of my photos in the #BWSANFRANCISCO show at the 472 Gallery in San Francisco in 2013.

Three of my pieces were shown in the Vegas From the Hip exhibit at Nevada State College for two months in 2011.

These three pieces then hung in the Barrick Museum.

On Instagram? You can find my feed @justthegritty and my dog-loving community @iflmDog

I also recently self-published a book, based off my Instagram hashtag & community, @iflmdog

 

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