Giseele and me
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.

Contact: K A T J O Y © | 650-490-0739




DESIGN / ANIMATED BANNERS



Animated Banner done in Animate CC. Images photographed and prepared in Photoshop. Also has music play on mouse hover, which stops on mouse out.



banner ad
Animated Banner done in Photoshop



banner ad
Animated Banner done in Flash (Download to view the .swf or download flash plugin to view - sorry for the inconvenience.)






DESIGN / WEB DESIGN



William Warmboe website
William Warmboe website.


Global Lotto App Responsive Web Design
Responsive web design for Global Lotto app. (currently under katjoy.com domain)


Idea for Main Story front page graphic - orginally in Flash
Main Story front page graphic - orginally in Flash


Idea for Main Story front page graphic - orginally in Flash
Idea for Main Story front page graphic in GIF animation - orginally in Flash


PowerPoint version of the numbers graphic
A PowerPoint version of the numbers graphic


Graph for Powerpoint
PowerPoint graph


Powerpoint animation
PowerPoint animation


Front page for acrticle on survey success
Front page story layout on a successful survey





DESIGN / GRAPHICS for PRINTS



BLUSH SpaRx product poster
Original concept to creation for marketing postcard.


Marula poster
Image manipulation (each flower, fruit, and background were single seperate images needing trimming and cleaned and then arranged) and text placement for marketing poster.


Marual oil poster
Image manipulation and text placement for marketing poster.


Poster for Bill's space at Stuff
Poster for Bill Warmboe's space at Stuff, 150 Valencia Street San Francisco CA 94103 US





DESIGN / PACKAGE DESIGN



Package layout following SpaRx style guide.
Package layout following SpaRx style guide.


Package designs for hardware parts
Package designs for hardware part.


SpaRx box layout
Photo-image manipulation for marketing postcard.





DESIGN / BRAND and LOGOS



Essiential Growers
Logo, package design


Logo and brand development
Motion graphic to show finishing touches of logo design and branding development.


8 various logos and sybmols
Eight various logos and symbols





DESIGN / ILLUSTRATIONS
Medical illustrations. Accurate prep to scale drawings for trompe l’oeil lettering painting. Line art and product illustrations.


Illustrations for product tags
Lavender line art drawings for product labels. Product labels with selected illustrations.


Medical Illustration
Sagital view drawing of Periostomy procedure


Medical Illustration
Forehead with nerve selection


Preparation for lettering painting for Evans and Brown Mural Co.
Sample: Accurate prep to scale drawings for trompe l’oeil lettering painting.





DESIGN / "FINE ART"
Hand Painted signs. Paintings. Drawing.


Trompe loiel lettering
Trompe loiel painting lettering at San Martin Catholic Hospital in Las Vegas for Evans and Brown Co. Me and Christine Bosworth. About 8' across.


painting from color photograph
Wedding ceremony painting. Acrylic on canvas, 4'x 3'.


Tamara De Lempicka repro
My reproduction painting of Tamara De Lempicka's Spring 1928. Acrylic on canvas, 7'x9'.


8 various logos and sybmols
Trompe loiel lettering painting at San Martin Catholic Hospital in Las Vegas for Evans and Brown Co. Me and Christine Bosworth. About 8.5' across


custom sign for elevator
Custom sign made for over elevator. It is in Greek for something like, "Only those knowledgeable in 'something' may enter".


mural in gorcery market
Large mural of Oakville Grocery on wall in Oakville Grocery Market, Cupertino, CA in 2004.


small Trompe loiel lettering
Trompe loiel lettering as book spines at Easton Library in Burlingame, CA. Done for Evans and Brown Co.


life drawing
Life drawing. Charcoal on paper. 2' x 3'.





motion / _________






motion / TITLE EFFECTS and sound




Can't view it? Try: Title for Hip Hop video, and end credit




Section of music video with title





Can't view it? Try: Title Effects






motion / VIDEO ART and sound





Bee and Broadway juxtaposed




Can't view it? Try: Carmen stories



Invasion (Flash sample)
Invasion. Done in Flash. (Download to view the .swf or download flash plugin to view - sorry for the inconvenience.)






motion and sound / INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO




Can't view it? Try: Supportive Touch

Graphic for video

Graphic for video






motion and sound / ADVERTISING VIDEO



Can't view it? Try: Promotional Ad for Sutterfield Consignment, 2014






motion and sound / GREED








photo / PORTRAITS


Photo Portrait
Photo Portrait of Jacqui


Photo Portrait
Photo Portrait of Sean


Photo Portrait
Photo Portrait of Stacy


Photo Portrait
Photo Portrait of Angela


Photo Portrait
Photo Portrait of Roby





photo / PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
Product photo of SIGI Sterling and Onyx Necklace
SIGI Sterling and Onyx Necklace


Close up of mourning brooch
Victorian Mourning Brooch


old Chinese bowl
Old Chinese Dyansty Bowl


Close up of Scottish pin
Vintage Scotish Hat Pin


Chinese Lantern Earring
Lantern Earrings


product photo
Restoration Hardware Coffee Table





photo / Re-TOUCH
jacket retouch for e-commerce site
Jacket product image retouch (before and after)


Wedding image re-touch
Mimi's wedding image re-touch (before and after)


surfer image color re-touch
Surfer image color correction and re-touch (before and after)