THIS IS A GRAPHIC HEAVY SITE! Please allow load time if your internet is not speedy. I do not compress most of my images as I would like them displayed as best as possible - this is my online portfolio.
I am Kathleen Joyce Figueroa or KAT JOY. I began my design career very early on, starting with painting signs and walls murals.
Early on I discovered my knack for drawing people, as well as pretty much anything at all. This led me to complete my education at CSU Long Beach with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Drawing and Painting.
My strong fine arts background and my new-found passion for graphic and web technology (as of 2008), video editing, and photography have been seamless progressions.
My years of training in drawing and painting by hand greatly enhanced my craft in knowing how to transfer that knowledge in how to use defined space, light, shadow, color, and texture in ever changing best practices in HTML/CSS, layers and movements (applications & animations). This, along with eight plus years of study and professional work in the digital arts, gives me unique abilities and has allowed me to take on a wide variety of projects with confidence, solid skills, and know-how.
Today, I continue as a creative professional with extensive experience in many forms of digital media, including e-commerce web management and product photography.
Examples of my work are followed, displaying a range of styles and for different types of industries and projects.