Hiya! I’m Kate McGuire, a journalist and graphic designer in Austin, TX.
Post graduation I decided to head south and move to Austin, TX to work as a graphic designer where I designed and illustrated newspapers and magazines across the country. Currently I started a new position as a digital media specialist.
I love being here in Austin cause it’s such a chill and creative place to hang out in. I am considered a very passionate and determined person according to friends and coworkers. I do a small podcast (when I can, but I wish I could be doing more) called Motherfudger. In college I served as the president and founder of Pursue Mentoring Organization at Baylor (founded in March 2014) and I also helped advocate for sexual assault victims through interviews and social media campaigns at Baylor. I also have a chubby cat named Rory and an anxious dog named Hank.
October 2017 – present: Presently I work 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. The online magazine can be found on issuu and under the DESIGN tab. 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 the department. Much of my work here can be found under DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY and PUBLIC RELATIONS ARTICLES.
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.
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 under the NEWSPAPER ARTICLES and MAGAZINE tabs. In high-school I was also the Features editor for the school newspaper.