Can't-stop-won't-stop confounding the creative and the technical.


HEY THERE, I'M KATIE.

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I recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science, with a BSE degree in the Digital Media Design program, and this fall I will be joining the Bloomberg L.P. team as a Software Engineer. I'm interested in blurring the intersection between the creative and technical, in striving to make the world a little brighter one small problem at a time, and in baking the perfect lemon cake and brewing the perfect cup of tea.

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I've worked on iOS, computer graphics (C++), VR and AR games, front-end, distributed systems, and big data analysis, but there's always more to learn!

DESIGN

I have professional experience in UI/UX, graphic design, and prototyping. I use tools like Sketch, Adobe Ps/Ai, and Framer.js to create pixel perfect experiences.

FUN

I'm passionate about 3D art, virtual and augmented reality, painting, geology/mineralogy, and getting my hands dirty (literally) with pottery and baking.

MY STORY

During my first interview as a scared freshman, I was told I couldn't do it. "You have to choose between engineering and design. It's just not possible." Three years later, I say, "That's bullshit. I did it—and I DO it." I grew up as an artist but also as a scientist: I painted and drew, and also tried (and failed) to grow my own penicillin as a cheeky 11 year-old. That mindset has shaped the way I view the world and permeates how I design, build, and lead. It fuels my obsessive attention to detail and analytical fervor. I want to know how and why something works—how did they build that seemingly nondescript IKEA chair? Why did they design it they way it is? So when someone told me that what I wanted was impossible, that I couldn't do both design and engineering, couldn't BE both creative and technical—I almost believed them until I realized the power of the paradox: 1) Use it to be a more empathetic and humanizing leader/engineer/designer. 2) The more I know, the more I know that I don't know anything, so ask questions and say "thank you," not "sorry." 3) I don't fit into one of your boxes, but at the same time...I also don't really care.⚡

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