I am Kathleen Joyce Figueroa and my signature is Kat Joy. I began my design career very early on, starting with painting signs and walls murals.
Earlier 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 a way to produce visual art) have been seamless progressions. From when I first started design work until the present day, I continue to enjoy studying my craft, whether on my own or in taking “formal” on line courses in web technology, web design, graphic design, digital photography, and video/audio editing.
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 seven plus years of study and professional work in the graphic arts and web tech., 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 the graphic and fine arts, web technologies, video making, content management, as well as other creative project management endeavors in the digital media.
Examples of my work are followed, displaying a range of styles and for different types of industries and projects.