Author Archives: Kat Marriner

Simple story for a complex world

A creative team working with National Geographic took  a complex idea and distilled it into a simple script: 7 billion is a big number By the end of 2011 you will be 1 of 7 billion people living on earth It would take 200 years just to count to 7 billion out loud 7 billion […]

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Out of Office

September, October and November 2010 I am living my alternate life. When I am not a graphic designer living in Seattle concerned with press dates and web updates, I am riding my bicycle somewhere on the planet with my husband. Exploring the world one pedal stroke at a time is way to slow down, immerse […]

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A break in monotony

Steeped in the grayness of a Seattle winter, it’s easy to think the world is flat. Sameness invades. Gray sky, gray pavement. A muted, wet, misty, woolen blanket of gray covers the world. I walk most days to take a break, breath some air, clear my head, run some errands, and I am numbed by […]

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To be a kid again

In these serious times it’s a relief to come to a project just for the fun of it. And maybe the small upside of the down-turn is that many of us have more time to spend just on our own creative projects once again. So when asked by a loyal client and excellent coffee date […]

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Why a blog?

Why would a designer make a portfolio site using blogging software? First, I decided to rebuild my web site using WordPress to see if it was possible. Could I easily make a site that looked good, showed the breadth of my work, had flexibility and good navigation so potential clients could find what they are […]

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