Katie Gwynn-Sackson


Graphic Designer | Illustrator | Art Director
Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia
Available for commissions and collaborations


Resume


Contact

ktmegs@gmail.com
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LinkedIn


Services
Graphic Design
Illustration
Brand Identity
Art Direction
Data Visualization 
Print, Publication
Typography
Album art
Motion Graphics
Social Content


Clients
Adult Swim, Atlanta, GA
C4ADS, Washington, DC
Spread Market & Larder, Nashville, TN
Social House Deli, Tahoe,  CA
Alley Cat Music, Atlanta, GA


Education 
Certificate of Graphic Design
The Creative Circus
Sept 2019

TEFL Certificate, 120-Hour
International TEFL and TESOL Training
Jan 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Russian
Florida State University
April 2011


Experience
Freelance Graphic Designer, Ilustrator
Adult Swim, Atlanta, GA
May 2020 - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer, Ilustrator
C4ADS, Washington, DC
October 2018 - Present

Design Intern
Adult Swim, Atlanta, GA
September 2019 - May 2020

Design Intern
(Bureau) Christopher Knowles, Atlanta, GA
June 2019 - December 2019

English Teacher
Foshan, China & Remote
March 2012 - Feb 2018


Awards & Recognition
Wood Pencil
D&AD New Blood Awards 2019

Finalist
Future Lions 2019



Katie Gwynn-Sackson


Graphic Designer | Illustrator | Art Director
Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia
Available for commissions and collaborations



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C4ADS

2018 → present
illustration, dataviz


Client: C4ADS
“C4ADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues.”

I contributed graphic and illustrated content to the publications below:

Reports and Briefs
  • Tipping the Scales, September 17, 2020
  • Animal Smuggling & Zoonotic Diseases, September 3, 2020
  • Brief: Safe Harbor, August 4, 2020
  • Brief: Staying Afloat, July 13, 2020
  • Runway to Extinction, April 15, 2020
  • Strings Attached, August 13, 2019
  • Lux & Loaded, July 16, 2019
  • Above Us Only Stars, March 26, 2019

Blog
  • How We Built It: Sanctions Explorer 2.0, Dec 3, 2020
  • Power in Numbers: C4ADS’ Wildlife Seizure Database, Jun 2, 2020
  • The Perfect Seizure Press Release Does Not Exist...Or Does It, Apr 15, 2020
  • Who Can Combat Forced Labor at Sea?, Feb 20, 2020


12 Days of Rickmas

2020
illustration, social


Client: Adult Swim
Art Direction: Trey Wadsworth

Digital illustrations for the annual 12 Days of Rickmas international prize giveaway, including:

  • 12 advent doors and advent calendar topper illustration for @rickandmorty Instagram feed

  • 12 adapted doors for @rickandmorty Instagram stories

  • 12 advent doors, website banner, website badkground, and  prize reveal illustrations for custom website

  • Promotional and share graphics for international use

*All 12 door illustrations for the Rick and Morty Instagram feed were ultimately animated by Josh Freydkis.

Sirens of the Swamp

2020
illustration


Promotional poster for the punky, short film Sirens of the Swamp directed by Hali Gardella and Emery Matson.

Watch the film here.

*The photos are screengrabs of the film that I referenced while drawing.

Motion Reel

2019
motion, illustration


Bits of things I’ve made move set to the tune of my favorite late disco song.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REEL

Music: “Beat the Street” by Sharon Redd


Cyberpunk

2020
graphic


Client: Alley Cat Music Club

Promotional poster design for Alley Cat Music Club’s 3rd Edition Cyberpunk Halloween Party. Deliverables included tabloid-size print poster, Instagram Post, Instragram Story, and Facebook Cover Photo.

Space junk image sourced from Nasa image library.
Runner image is original photography, In fact, it is me.