Katherine Spencer


contact me to see portfolio: katherine (at) spencer-design-group (dot) com

  • UX design, interaction design and visual design for fully responsive site: https://www.chase.com/commercial-bank/executive-connect
  • Cartography: available off-street parking lots in Market Street vicinity
  • Cartography: existing level of service at Market Street intersections
  • Cartography: traffic queues in Market Street vicinity
  • Data visualization: infographic for Facebook regarding on-campus parking
  • Data visualization: charts & graphs for Facebook regarding on-campus parking
  • Data visualization: charts & graphs for Facebook regarding on-campus parking
  • Data visualization: charts & graphs for Intuit regarding commuter issues
  • Mobile: visual design for IMO chat app
  • Mobile: visual prototype for Rheti Evernote app
  • 3D Modeling: visual prototype coffee machine
  • Web Site Design: Interspec Design
  • Web Site Design: JM Von Graven Design
  • Web Site Design: DPA Fine Art
  • Web Site Design: Toll Hammerschmidt Design
  • 3D Modeling: building exterior rendering
  • 3D Modeling: building interior rendering
  • 3D Modeling: building interior rendering


My specialty is creation of simple, effective, and beautiful visuals for user interfaces. I have a strong background in graphic and web site design, and currently do a great deal of work with data visualization. I also enjoy icon design, wireframing, and prototyping. My goal is to provide pixel perfect visual design as a part of a user experience design team. I have a reputation for creativity, flexibility, attention to detail, and strong work ethic.

I love interpreting complex data sets, concepts & ideas into clean design & layout using a rapid, iterative process, using combination of skills in graphic design, data analysis, cartography, and user experience design.

I am highly skilled and experienced with brand management, style guide creation, image optimization, budgeting, scheduling, logistics.

I am currently working at SugarCRM on customer relationship mamagement products.

contact & resume

Would you like to see more examples of visual design, data visualization, cartography, logo design, icon design, & branding standards? Contact me at:

katherine (at) spencer-design-group (dot) com

Download a PDF version of my resume here

current employment

Senior User Experience Designer & Interaction Designer

    Customer Relationship Management Software

previous employment

Senior User Experience Designer & Interaction Designer
Graphic and Web Site Designer
Spencer Design Group

Graphic and Web Site Design

College Teacher
Design Institute of San Diego

Graphic design, web site design, and computer (2D & 3D) modeling


Master's Science Degree
San Jose State University

Human Factors & Ergonomics - User Interface Design

my master's thesis

Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree
Carnegie Mellon University


This site was created with Zurb's Foundation - thanks to the folks at Zurb for creating Foundation - a huge time saver for creating responsive sites.

favorite quotes

  • I never design a building before I've seen the site and met the people who will be using it.Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. Jim Jarmusch
  • The critical distinction between a craftsman and an expert is what happens after a sufficient level of expertise has been achieved. The expert will do everything she can to remain wedded to a single context, narrowing the scope of her learning, her practice, and her projects. The craftsman has the courage and humility to set aside her expertise and pick up an unfamiliar technology or learn a new domain.Dave Hoover
  • Don’t try to be original try to be good.Paul Rand
  • Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking. Ellen Lupton
  • If you look at any designer you admire, whose work inspires you, and whose approach somehow resonates with you, I promise you’ll find a person who does not think of what they do as just their job.Alexander Isley