Kate Thompson has over thirty-five years in print and interactive design. Until 2013, she worked with business partner Katherine Dillon as DillonThompson Media Design serving clients in the philanthropic, media and commerce sectors. Prior to that she was the founding Creative Director at ABC News.com/The Walt Disney Company.
Kate was an early creative force in the history of the web, working at Paul Allen’s Starwave in the mid-90s on NBA.com, NASCAR.com and other sports and entertainment sites before moving to ABC News. Before interactive, she was a print Art Director for The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, the Seattle Weekly, GTE and the late, lamented Rocket.
Awards include 2011 and 2009 People’s Choice Webby Awards for Overnight New York and the International Women’s Media Foundation website and the recognition of Boston.com as an official Honoree in the news category for the 2008 Webby Awards. The Council of Foundation’s 2007 Gold Medal for Best Interface Design was awarded to the Global Fund for Children web site, a 2007 Eppy Award from Editor & Publisher and MediaWeek was awarded to WickedLocalPlymouth.com, the 2006 Silver Medal for Trade Book Design was awarded by The Bookbinders Guild of New York for Birds of Central Park. Additionally, Kate has been honored with the Gold and Silver medal for Web Design from the American Society of Publishers, two Society of Newspaper Design Awards, an American Illustrator Art Direction Award and recognition/publication in Print Digital Annual, Communication Arts Annual and Print Magazine.
I still do a bit of it. Contact me if you are interested.