Hi, there!

My name is Katie. I’m an archive explorer, budding drone pilot, and coffee lover. I live in Baltimore (where I am obsessed with local history and oddities). When not running around the city, I am at home working to perfect my biscuit recipe and trying to keep my houseplants alive.

Expertise

Photogrammetry using Metashape and RealityCapture.

3D scanning using Artec, FARO, and Zeiss equipment.

Creating digital assets for online collections.

Software including Adobe Photoshop, Substance Painter and Designer, Mari, and ZBrush.

Work Experience

3D Scanning Specialist at Direct Dimensions
05/2019 → present
Specializing in complex problem solving and data capture for unique 3D projects in the museum services and fine art fabrication and replica division of the company. Trained by experts in using premier 3D scanners and related software to capture precise, high-resolution data that is processed into final deliverables. Proficient in object imaging for cultural heritage 3D visualization. Created 3D assets for notable institutions including the Smithsonian NMAH, The Hirshhorn, Dumbarton Oaks, and Jeff Koons Studio.

Digital Fabrication Technician at the Maryland Institute College of Art
08/2017 05/2019
Supported CNC milling, 3D printing, laser cutting, 3D scanning, CAD drawing, mold making, and woodworking in the various Digital Fabrication shop spaces. Worked with students and faculty one-on-one to discuss conceptual ideas for artwork, source supplies, and prepare files for production. Fabricated with a wide variety of materials, including: wood, plexiglas, metal, plaster, foam, and thermoplastic. Enforced shop policies and effectively communicated best practices with regard to software, material, machinery, and technique.

Museum Educator at the Walters Art Museum
06/2018 05/2019
Worked in a fast-paced setting with a variety of teams to carry out museum initiatives. Facilitated visitor engagement with an expansive museum collection by leading family tours, developing curriculum for weekly art making activities, and supporting public outreach during special museum festivals.

Materials Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art
08/2018 → 05/2019
Managed a 2,500+ collection of material samples by sourcing new acquisitions, designing/fabricating methods of storage, and developing new approaches towards cataloging samples. Promoted the library by holding workshops about the properties and capabilities of highly requested samples. Curated and installed student-based exhibitions that focused on novel material experimentation and manipulation.

Education Intern at the Baltimore Museum of Art
05/2017 08/2017
Worked closely with the education team to perform tracking and timing evaluations of exhibition and education spaces. Duties included administering surveys, analyzing data, and drafting reports. Findings were presented to curators and staff with recommendations towards future exhibition design.

Education

The Maryland Institute College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude
Interdisciplinary Sculpture major; Art History, Theory, and Criticism minor; Ceramics concentration