Kat

is creating Art, illustrations, writing and publications.

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Hey 👋 My name is Kat


I’m a transgender, non-binary designer, illustrator, artist and writer. The story roughly goes: I grew up an art kid, then the internet happened. I’m a senior digital product designer with some pretty interesting and tangled experience and skills. I’ve worked in advertising agencies, large enterprises, start-ups and boutique studios. My experience includes branding, web design, UX research, UI and visual design, illustration, interaction design and a heap more.

I’m a diversity and inclusion advocate, who wants to see the discussion turn to action. To me, diversity and inclusion is about ensuring the teams and business that build the future of technology are truly diverse and inclusive. The systems and structures our society has been built on aren’t reflective of the diversity of society. They are predominantly white, male, cisgender, heteronormative, able-bodied, neuro(a)typical, middle to upper class or otherwise socio-economically privileged. We see inequality reaching a boiling point in our societies because this systematic oppression is in-built, designed and implemented for and by the privileged. Technology and the internet provide us a new environment for progress, communication and interaction. I’m keen on seeing the future of tech made up of teams and founders who truly reflect the society they build for.

Here are some other places you can catch me, or find more info:

TwitterLinkedInMy CVWebsite


What I’m currently doing

Currently I am a co-founder of TGD in Tech. TGD in Tech is a community for transgender and gender diverse people working in technology (globally). Emms and myself initially began it as a Slack group as a place to connect as well as encouraging and amplifying our community. So far we have a decent number of really engaged members, which is amazing.I’m also a Senior Design Consultant with Cogent, in Melbourne.



What I’d like to do with your help


I’d like to be able to extend the work on TGDinTech. Some ideas include
  • Further marketing to connect with TGD people in tech.
  • Creation of physical/digital publication around wider TGD issues/topics
  • Extension into physical meetups and presence at conferences
  • Formalising and developing the community

Further to that, I’d like to be able to spend time further researching and publishing writing and work on these issues:
  • Diversity and Inclusivity (in tech, and broader)
  • The technology industry broadly
  • Intersectionality, social justice (in tech, and broader)
  • LGBTQIA+ topics
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Attending/speaking at conferences on these topics


Please offer any ideas or suggestions of the type of content you’d like to see from me.
Tiers
Buddy
$5 or more per month
Chip in the price of a coffee to help keep me chugging along month to month.

- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 5% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

Champ
$10 or more per month
Hey, thank you!

- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

A good bean
$25 or more per month
You're a really good bean.

- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

- A5 illustration (Digital/Physical)

(ง'̀-'́)ง
$50 or more per month
- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

- A4 illustration (Digital/Physical)

Collaborator
$80 or more per month only 45 left
- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

- A3 illustration (Digital/Physical)
- Recognition within publications (physical or online).

Hey 👋 My name is Kat


I’m a transgender, non-binary designer, illustrator, artist and writer. The story roughly goes: I grew up an art kid, then the internet happened. I’m a senior digital product designer with some pretty interesting and tangled experience and skills. I’ve worked in advertising agencies, large enterprises, start-ups and boutique studios. My experience includes branding, web design, UX research, UI and visual design, illustration, interaction design and a heap more.

I’m a diversity and inclusion advocate, who wants to see the discussion turn to action. To me, diversity and inclusion is about ensuring the teams and business that build the future of technology are truly diverse and inclusive. The systems and structures our society has been built on aren’t reflective of the diversity of society. They are predominantly white, male, cisgender, heteronormative, able-bodied, neuro(a)typical, middle to upper class or otherwise socio-economically privileged. We see inequality reaching a boiling point in our societies because this systematic oppression is in-built, designed and implemented for and by the privileged. Technology and the internet provide us a new environment for progress, communication and interaction. I’m keen on seeing the future of tech made up of teams and founders who truly reflect the society they build for.

Here are some other places you can catch me, or find more info:

TwitterLinkedInMy CVWebsite


What I’m currently doing

Currently I am a co-founder of TGD in Tech. TGD in Tech is a community for transgender and gender diverse people working in technology (globally). Emms and myself initially began it as a Slack group as a place to connect as well as encouraging and amplifying our community. So far we have a decent number of really engaged members, which is amazing.I’m also a Senior Design Consultant with Cogent, in Melbourne.



What I’d like to do with your help


I’d like to be able to extend the work on TGDinTech. Some ideas include
  • Further marketing to connect with TGD people in tech.
  • Creation of physical/digital publication around wider TGD issues/topics
  • Extension into physical meetups and presence at conferences
  • Formalising and developing the community

Further to that, I’d like to be able to spend time further researching and publishing writing and work on these issues:
  • Diversity and Inclusivity (in tech, and broader)
  • The technology industry broadly
  • Intersectionality, social justice (in tech, and broader)
  • LGBTQIA+ topics
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Attending/speaking at conferences on these topics


Please offer any ideas or suggestions of the type of content you’d like to see from me.

Recent posts by Kat

Tiers
Buddy
$5 or more per month
Chip in the price of a coffee to help keep me chugging along month to month.

- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 5% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

Champ
$10 or more per month
Hey, thank you!

- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

A good bean
$25 or more per month
You're a really good bean.

- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

- A5 illustration (Digital/Physical)

(ง'̀-'́)ง
$50 or more per month
- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

- A4 illustration (Digital/Physical)

Collaborator
$80 or more per month only 45 left
- Your name on my site as a thank you!

- Social media thanks!
- 10% off future goodies (via RedBubble)

- A3 illustration (Digital/Physical)
- Recognition within publications (physical or online).