ABOUT

meHiya, I’m Kate McGuire, a teacher, journalist and graphic designer in Austin, TX.

Currently, I’m the yearbook adviser and electronic magazine teacher at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin. I love where I work, I can’t say that enough. Seeing my students grow in design and photography is the best part of the job. Feel free to contact me for freelance photography or print design work.

Work experience:

August 2018 – Present
I work for the Liberal Arts and Science Academy, a STEM school that ranks #1 in Austin and #16 nationally according to US News & World Report. I teach two freshmen signature classes, electronic magazine and I serve as the adviser for the yearbook classes. Check out semester magazines here and feel free to visit stetsonyearbook.com to learn more about our amazing yearbook!

October 2017 – May 2018
Previously I worked for SeedLogix, a digital marketing company serving clients around the country. Using B2B marketing strategies, Seedlogix creates online marketing materials specific to each company.

May 2016 – October 2017:
More recently I worked at Gatehouse Media in Austin, TX as a graphic designer and copy editor for over 200+ newspapers around the country. You’ll find previews of my designs and illustrations under the DESIGN page.

Jan. 2016 – May 2016:
In college, I served as the editor-in-chief of the Focus Magazine and managed a team of 20 writers and 8 photographers. I designed the complete 32-page magazine and website which has won multiple awards:

  • Society of Professional Journalists: Finalist – Best Magazine
  • *Western Publishing Association Maggie Awards: Best Web Publication/Student
  • *Texas Intercollegiate Press Association: First Place – Overall Design, Magazine
  • *Texas Intercollegiate Press Association: Second Place – Overall Excellence, Magazine
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association: First Place – Best University Student Magazine Website
  • Associated Collegiate Press National Conference: Eighth Place – College News and Feature Magazine
  • *Associated Collegiate Press National Conference: Second Place – Design of the Year
  • *Baptist Communicators Awards: Second Place – Design – Magazine, Whole Issue
  • Baptist Communicators Awards: Third Place – Focus Staff, Overall Publication – Magazine*denotes individual awards

September 2014 – May 2016:
For a good part of my college experience, I worked as a communications intern at Baylor’s School of Education. As per my communications internship, I wrote articles and helped to publish multi-media materials to market the SOE, much of my work involved video producing, briefs and article writing, flyer/poster design and illustration, and manage the social media accounts of the department. Much of my work here can be found under DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, and PR.

Fall 2015:
I studied abroad in London and interned at Isango! Limited as a Web Content Writer where I wrote online content including photos, briefs, and descriptions for about 10 of their 200 websites.

Previous:
In the spring 2015 semester, I was a writer for the Focus Magazine and fall 2014 I was the assistant editor for the Focus Magazine. My freshman year (2012-2013) I worked as a reporter for the Baylor Lariat Newspaper writing on alumni and student government news then shifting to feature pieces which can be found in the NEWSPAPER and MAGAZINE tabs. In high-school, I was also the Features editor for the school newspaper.