Hi my name is Katherine but I go by Kasia (sounds like Kasha), which is basically the Polish version of Katie. I am 21 years old and live in Denver, Colorado. I am about one semester away from finishing an AAS in Graphic Design and am currently looking at art schools where I could get my bachelor’s.
I spent the first ten years of my life in Japan and have moved about a million times. My family moved to Nagano, where the ’97 winter Olympics were held, when I was about a year old. We lived there for close to six years then spent three in Tokyo. Between leaving Japan in ‘05 and coming to Allen in ’07 we lived in Rochester, New York. Then, after four years in Allen moved to Shanghai, China for two years. After that I spent a year back in Allen, graduated high school and moved up to Colorado. I absolutely love Colorado and hopefully will be able to stay there for at least a few more years.
Besides always loving art, which is what led me to graphic design, I have also always loved to dance. My favorite genre is ballet. I also enjoy skiing and, more recently, snowboarding. We used to go at least once a year as a family but I’ve only been once since moving to Colorado… baking, reading and watching movies are some of my other favorite pastimes.
Currently, I live with my boyfriend James and our cat Retro. James and I met in a Japanese class at University of Colorado. He’s originally from Houston and is a HUGE Cowboys fan. Retro is a huge 12lb cat. He's not fat, just really big. He demands a lot of attention but is incredibly loving. I also have a dog, named BB who lives with my parents in Allen. He is a sweet, little maltese who we’ve had since moving to Texas and has been my favorite companion for many years. He even came to China with us.
I’ve been having so much fun at BitBranding and have already learned a ton! I walked in not even knowing where to start with building a website but was able to cloned the Denver Art Museum by the end of my first week!! Since then I’ve also created Facebook ads that are actually running for a client and several landing pages which will also eventually be used for real businesses. I’ve gotten so much great feedback and some really useful tips. I am so thankful for this experience!