Katie is a designer with experience in strategic visual design spanning arts and culture, local government, hospitality, and education.
She uses her passion for narrative and craft to create beautiful and practical design. Grounded in research and tactility, her work aims to translate ideas into expressive and approachable visuals. Her background in type design guides a deep interest in multiscriptual communication that connects communities and fosters understanding through accessibility.
Prior to Ellis Jones, she worked at Studio TunTun, specialising in branding, strategy, digital, and exhibition design. She has previously collaborated with Average Type Service, where she developed retail typefaces and custom brand type, including Linktree Sans, a custom alphabet for social media platform, Linktree.
Bridging design and art, Katie has worked with typographic practice Matter of Sorts on custom type for Tom Nicholson’s 2019 retrospective, Public Meeting, at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as the following artwork Chimney In Store (Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty). She is currently a board member of Trocadero Projects, an artist-run-initiative for experimental and emerging art.
At Ellis Jones Katie has contributed to :
– National Mental Health Commission’s National Workplace Initiative. Delivering resources and instruction to foster mentally healthy workplaces across the country.
– Realising the Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation visual identity and digital brand presence.
– Ongoing content and communications for Millar Merrigan, fostering new conversations on innovation and sustainability in property.
She holds a Bachelor of Communication Design (Hons) from Monash University, where she was awarded membership of the International Society of Typographic Designers, and completed her honours dissertation on commemorative design as a dynamic cultural medium.