K@alyst Creative

Graphic Facilitation at its best!

Graphic Facilitation is an effective and interactive tool. A highly experiential process, Graphic facilitation is a live capture of conversation or information through Illustration. The conceptual map, graphic recording, captures and organizes key components of spoken word and serves as a group memory and visual roadmap. Participants literally see their ideas come to life!

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Graphic Facilitation

Through her unique skill in graphic facilitation, Kat has recorded meetings with high-profile professionals such as Dom Sagolla, co-creator of Twitter; Jon Landau, two-time Golden Globe winning producer of Avatar and Titanic; Stefan Sagmeister, New York-based graphic designer for Sagmeister Inc.; and Tom Vannucci, creative director in the entertainment industry.

You can transform your important meetings into an interactive experience with graphic facilitation, where participants literally see their ideas come to life. K@alyst Creative focuses on helping you and your organization make informed decisions through a panoramic visual process.

Identifying Challenges, Creating Opportunity An Evening with John Landau Wild Time Reimaging a City through Design Born on a Blue Day Robots and the Future of Conflict in the 21st Century Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind My Leadership Story The Studio Rick Bragg Stories The Age of Fusionista The Studio The Studio Planning Charrette: A Gallery Walk of Innovation
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Graphic Design

You'll have one-stop shopping for all your graphic and creative needs. Kat's expertise includes design for print, Web, multi-media, and environmental branding, with an emphasis in:

  • Identity Systems
  • Branding / Logos
  • Print Collateral
  • Wayfinding
  • Tradeshow Exhibits
  • Retail Space
Graphic Design
St. James Court Art Show
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About K@

Kat's one of the nation's top graphic facilitators, with:

  • Formal graphic facilitation training both in the United States and Canada since 2007
  • Fortune 500 experience facilitating executive-level meetings
  • Membership in the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP)
  • Accreditation by Make Your Mark Graphic Facilitation, in affiliation with The Grove Consultants International

Kat's an award-winning graphic artist

Besides professional awards, Kat received a scholarship for her technical drawing and communication skill. She's formally trained and experienced in graphic design best practices. Her work is customer- and consumer-oriented, including the principles of information design, audience analysis, the "you attitude," and cognitive processing.

Kat's got crazy-good experience in ad agencies and a Fortune 500 company.

Catapulted into the world of design, her work experience began in a top national advertising agency. She was then recruited by a Fortune 500 company as an in-house art director. Her background is in fine art, illustration, and marketing.

Kat's a Kentucky native.

Kat is a native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Louisville with a BFA in Communication Arts and Design with an emphasis in Marketing from the College of Business.

Graphic Facilitator Kat Gentner
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Client List

Graphic Facilitation Client List:

  • Humana
  • Rooibee Red Tea
  • Atria Senior Living
  • Norton Healthcare
  • American Heart Association
  • University of Louisville
    • Tom Vannucci - creative director, entertainment industry (keynote speaker)
  • Idea Festival
    • Dom Sagolla - co-creator of Twitter
    • Jon Landau - two-time Golden Globe winning producer of Avatar and Titanic
    • Stefan Sagmeister - New York-based graphic designer for Sagmeister Inc.
    • Daniel Tammet - high-functioning autistic savant, writer, linguist, and educator
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My Process

How we work: Its a partnership.

How do I charge?

I charge a day rate* plus expenses. Typical expenses include: Travel, hotel, meals and materials. Once we decide that we're going to work together I'll send you my contract to sign and return with a 50% deposit to secure the date. I don't hold the date until I receive a deposit. Final invoices are net 30 days.

Space

Ideally your event space has a 4'x 8' flat wall at the front of the room. Mobile walls can be sourced in the event that wall space is unavailable.

Prep & Post Work

Usually I'm hired just for the event. I love focusing on the group, and handing over images at the close of the event. If you need visual support before your event or deliverables designed, I am skilled in Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Word.

When you hire me you get:

  1. Real-time graphic facilitation skills
  2. 5+years of experience
  3. All of the original drawings
  4. Digital images of the drawings

Initial Conversation

Prior to a proposal, sign off, contract, invoice and booking, an initial conversation should take place. This identifies basic needs covering the what, who, why, where/when and how to your event or meeting.

Once we decide that we're going to work together, I'll send you a final contract to sign and return with a 50% deposit to secure the date - and your event is booked!

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Identifying Challenges, Creating Opportunity
An Evening with John Landau
Wild Time
Reimaging a City through Design
Born on a Blue Day
Robots and the Future of Conflict in the 21st Century
Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind
My Leadership Story
The Studio
Rick Bragg Stories
The Age of Fusionista
The Studio
The Studio
Planning Charrette: A Gallery Walk of Innovation
American Heart Association, Visioning Session
American Heart Association, Visioning Session
Bingham fellows
The History of Graphic Facilitation