About Katy Keen
I am a British born designer residing in New York. I have spent the last 20 years developing strong relationships with clients and acquiring valuable experience as a Free-lance designer. My expertise is in creating collections for manufacturers who want their products in Major Retail Outlets. I am comfortable talking to customers, understanding their markets and realizing the designs for them.
Free-lance surface product designer 1998-2018
Designing CAD designs for Home décor, Fashion Prints and Weaves for Beach Towels, Bath, Bedding ,Shower Curtains and the Fashion industry.Creating trend boards, and presenting designs to buyers. Realizing the product through technical specs. Creating color ways, putting designs into repeats. Producing planograms for large department stores. Surface designs for products such as watches and furniture. Engineered designs.
Clients include: Sabotage London,Kassatex,CHF Industries,Revman Int, Revere Mills, Lorraine Home Fashions, Loftex, Creative Bath, Unisun Group, Divatex, Hilasal, Terrisol, Venus, Cobra, Springs Global, Timeless Treasure Fabrics, Michele Sinai, Dohler Brazil. Debro.
Brands include: Flik Flak watches for Swatch Watch Switzerland. Fiorucci, Missoni,Joe Boxer, Barnes and Noble, Nautica, Tommy Bahama, OP, Aeropostale. Limitted Too.Wal mart, Woodpop London.Sealy.
Designer for Swatch Watch studio Soho,NYC . 1997 – 1998
Inhouse watch designer watch designer for the kids line Flik Flak.
Textile Designer at Jenny Faw Designs, Flat iron district NYC 1995 – 1997
Employed as a print designer for kids at Jenny Faw Designs
Fashion Print Designer for Fiorucci, Milan, Italy 1992 – 1994
Creating CAD fashion print collections for Swim and Lingerie for Japanese Licensing contracts.
Textile Designer for Bruno Boggia & Accademia, Lake Como,Italy 1991 – 1992
Creating commissioned printed textiles for high end Fashion houses, Clients included Christian Lacroix and Etro.
After studying Art at the Croydon Art College and earning her Bachelors Degree in Printed Textiles from Manchester Polytechnic, at the age of twenty-three Katy was given the opportunity of a lifetime. She was awarded a spot to represent Britain at the Design Council of London by the Royal College of Art Texprint Show in Frankfurt, Germany. This was a tremendous feat for such a young, fresh designer but Katy proved to be a force in the industry. This opportunity summoned a snowball of success for the young designer.
Works in Photoshop and Illustrator MAC and PC Speaks English and Italian SurfsXXX