Katie Blazek



Illustration, UX/UI


Chagrin Falls, OH

Senior Quote

“Designers make it work.”—Tim Gunn

Future Goals

To have steady employment, maybe in-house design.

Longest amount of time you’ve worked on a single project?

Honestly not sure but I spent 18 hours on that stupid rectangle….

Best Moment of VCD

In photo lecture class small group, during class I liked the golden hour lighting coming in the room as we were going over projects. While staying at my seat, I quickly took a silhouette of the dude sitting next to the window and uploaded it to the powerpoint. It turned out really gorgeous, definitely one of the top silhouettes for that class. Two minutes later we got to it, Dave Foster looked at the photo incredibly confused then looked at me, then back at the photo then back at me. He said, “Wha…How…???” and I said very swagger like, “It’s golden hour.” To which he responded, “I GUESS YOU JUST WIN AT COLLEGE!!”

Worst Moment of VCD

I don’t remember why but one time I cried so hard after Susan’s GD 1 class that my nose started bleeding.

What inspires you?

Other people and what I can learn from them.

Best advice you’ve been given

Work smarter not harder.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

The belief that I can learn, I can grow, change will come- so might as well try to learn/improve from it.

Favorite Typeface

Benton Sans? Idk it changes a lot.

What’s your Theme Song?

The Middle—Jimmy Eat World