Meeting your creative needs

About Kathleen

Nice to meet you! I truly enjoy playing with software and continuing to enhance my skills and expand my portfolio each year. I am confident in my tech and design abilities and love working with others in collaborative projects to achieve great results.

I am Chinese, Vietnamese, and Mexican and enjoy exploring my mixed heritage through art. I earned my B.A. in Film and Digital Media and Politics combined with Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am passionate about wrestling, nutrition, and fitness. In my free time I enjoy oceanic sports, inline skating, gardening, and volunteering at local animal shelters.

Skills

Web

HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
CMS: Alterian, Drupal, Joomla!, WordPress, Wix
Front-end frameworks: Bootstrap
Collaborative code hosting services: GitHub, BitBucket
Virtual software environments: Vagrant

IT

Seven years in Information Technology
Expert in repairing software and hardware

Windows and Mac OS
Active Directory, Exchange
Network: DHCP, TCP/IP, PoE, and VPN

Design

Adobe Photoshop (advanced)
Final Cut Pro (advanced)
InDesign (advanced)
Illustrator (intermediate)
Logic Pro (basic)

Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter
Grum, Hootsuite, Insights

Marketing

Google Ads
CRM: Blackbaud
Organic growth and engagement strategies

Education

One year teaching English as a second language
Two years teaching office-related software to corporate employees
Two years teaching marketing to undergraduate students at UCLA

Research

Google Analytics
Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey

BA from UCSC, a Research I institution
Four years experience as a research assistant to professors




Passion Project

Viexicanese

Produced in Professor Larry Andrews' "Film 171A - Sound Production" course at UCSC, this autobiographical sound piece captures honest conlifcting thoughts of a young woman who is Vietnamese, Chinese, and Mexican: Viexicanese. The audio project explores a series of fragmented memories and interrupted epiphanies that stem from "the bus," a significant public space where the artist's identity was constantly challenged as a child. The medium perfectly lends itself to the visual imagination and allows listeners to explore the complex layers and echoes inside the mind of a young woman who is consumed by her multi-ethnic backgrounds.



Viexicanese, was created with Logic Pro and has been screened at:

  • Santa Cruz Film Festival, Santa Cruz, CA, 2010
  • First Annual Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2010
Diana Tsuchida presented Viexiecanese at DePaul University along with an essay she wrote on it, "Listening through Love: Agency, Art and Mixed-Race Identity in Viexicanese."