I'm Kate Proulx,
a freelance digital product designer
based in Los Angeles, CA.




I am currently available for client and in-house freelance work, let’s talk.






























Hot town, summer in the city


About Kate





I'm Kate Proulx (Tip: the L and X are silent)—a digital product designer based in Los Angeles, CA. My background is in both visual design and user experience, and I love to seamlessly take products from vision to functional prototype.

At the core of every successful digital product is a team with a point of view. I love working with designers and colleagues who believe in what they're doing and advocate for their design decisions. My favorite clients are those who have the balls to make something interesting, innovative, and bold. A former boss's motto is "Clients without vision get shit."—and I truly believe that.

Aside from work and design, I enjoy making things by hand, hunting for vintage clothing, long days at El Matador, playing pool at Footsie's, and traveling the United States.

Want to make something rad together? Let's talk.










Experience

Huge

Senior Product Designer (September 2014 – November 2015)

I'm back at Huge, having switched from the Visual Design department to the User Experience team. I've been working on a mix of pitches, project planning, and client work. I'm responsible for designing elegant, simple, hard-working interfaces that will be used by millions of people every day with a high level of autonomy. I manage the product design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules.



Studio Rodrigo

Interactive Art Director (May 2013 – August 2014)

I worked on a small, tight-knit team contributing as an interactive art director and product designer. I was responsible for concepting and designing websites, apps, and interfaces—and making sure they're solid by building client-facing prototypes. I helped make incredible products and services come to life for Rodrigo's inspired clients.



Huge

Visual Designer (June 2010 – May 2013)

I designed large-scale media projects, including conceptual pitches, website redesigns, as well as mobile and web applications. I worked closely with interaction designers, user experience designers, and programmers to develop high traffic properties and e-commerce sites. I collaborated on creative and original concepts with the project team, established style guides and comprehensive visual design systems, participated in visual design presentations to clients, and developed design specs for client delivery and production.



Parsons The New School for Design

Adjunct Faculty(January 2012 – December 2014)

I taught hands-on production skills and processes for website and interactive design including media integration and problem solving to undergraduate Design and Technology students. HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, information architecture, user experience, and visual design were all explored.



W Magazine

Design Intern(August 2008 – December 2008)



ArtSpace

Communication Design Intern(May 2008 – August 2008)

Clients


This American Life

GE Capital

Royal Caribbean

Lowe's

Jet Blue

Pepsi

Bedrocket Media Ventures

Chase

Loblaw's

Feministing

Education

Parsons The New School for Design

Communication Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2010)

Concepting + Mobile Web Design


Lowe's


Mobile Web Design


This American Life


Cross-Platform Design


Flama


Web & Mobile Design


Feministing


Start-up Concept


State x State


Desktop Web Redesign


Beatport


Passion Project


Showpony Brand


Visual Design Miscellany


One-Offs