I am a Vancouver Illustrator & freelance designer who loves the web.
I have been blogging for the better part of the last decade, but find that this is often more of a curse than a blessing. I don’t know how you felt about your early 20s, but having a digital record of every silly thing you’ve said tends to be less than impressive. Still, I press on and love having a digital space where I can share and invite people to contribute their thoughts to help me grow as a person and artist.
My love for all things digital led me to a career in digital advertising where I headed up an interactive division for 4 years (after 4 years as a traditional media buyer/planner). However, as with blogging after almost a decade, the wear of the advertising world started to weigh heavily on me and I decided it was time to put more attention into my well being and my desire to create. I quit my job to attend Emily Carr for a year and completed my Fine Arts Certificate. I am currently enrolled in their advanced certificate program in Illustration where I hope to learn the skills I need to publish a children’s book with my partner in the near future.
My personal goals are to continue to reduce my carbon footprint by making friendly, and informed choices and to pass along knowledge to friends & colleagues to encourage them to do the same. I use public transit and am an occasional cyclist.
I enjoy standing up and presenting, and my gregarious nature has lead me to several teaching engagements. I am sharing my art journey with a group of friends that I met while at Emily Carr and with Twitter, but continue to take on the occasional speaking gig to talk about the importance of honesty, best practices and transparency in the digital world. I love to participate in local public space and open source events. Please feel free to join me on this voyage as I tweet about my adventures in Vancouver & in illustration. My twitter handle is kdot. You can call me Kay (Slater).
I also enjoy playing the ukulele on YouTube. I have been playing for 2 years and love to sing.
Keywords that best describe me are: Gregarious, friendly, passionate, approachable, creative, resourceful and energetic.
Interests: Tea, technology, comics, design, art, sex & sexuality, macaroni & cheese, games, green innovation, open source, books, music & musical instruments, culture, and Vancouver.