A former child actress, Kate renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University. She founded the Portland chapter of Women in Animation and is an active member of many industry organizations. She sits on the board of two charities and won a 2011 Orchid Award for being one of Portland’s Most Influential Women for her work. Kate became a partner at Animation Dynamics Inc in 2000 and the sole owner in 2008. In 2014, Kate sold ADi to Funnelbox, a strategic video agency, where it continues to live on as their animation division. Her energetic leadership style can best be defined by the tattoo that runs the length of one arm: a series of mathematical equations (morphisms) that represent movement – all led by the word GO.
She is currently the COO of Qcut, which makes jeans in 400 sizes for all the shapes of a woman. No more crying in the dressing room!
To book Kate to speak on topics like leading creative and techcentric teams, or on visualization in the form of Ethnographic Animation, please visitwww.kateertmann.com
Kate’s favorite food is buttered popcorn.