Meeting your creative needs

About Kathleen

Kathleen is passionate about leveraging her tech and design skills to help those who want to advance their business. She is genuinely passionate about web development and design, as demonstrated by her self-taught skills.

WHERE TECH MEETS DESIGN
Kathleen's technical background combined with design talen lends itself to beautiful and full functioning website. With Kathleen as your web designer, you won't need to seek other services to finish your website.

Kathleen is half Vietnamese and Mexican. She received her BA in Film and Digital Media and Politics combined with Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In her free time, she enjoys dragon boat racing and spinning.

Skills

Web

HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
CMS: Drupal, WordPress, Alterian, Joomla!
Front-end frameworks: Bootstrap
Collaborative code hosting services: GitHub, BitBucket
VM and virtualized dev environments: Vagrant

IT

Seven years supporting technology
Expert in reparing software and hardware

Windows 2000 - 8.1; Mac OS 9 - 10.7
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, Periscope, Twitter
Hootsuite, Grum, Insights

Marketing

In and outbound marketing
Digital and print outreach
Growth and engagement strategies

Teaching

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

Research

Google Analytics
Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey

BA from UCSC, a Research 1 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."