Katie Manos is a graphic designer born in, living in, and focusing on Los Angeles.
Katie sees the role of the designer as one of both authorship and intention, and strives to create a practice that incorporates social responsibility into the work she does. Katie recently earned her MFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design in beautiful Westchester, Los Angeles. She currently embodies the millennial dream of having four part time jobs, cobbling together a busy yet flexible career as a graphic designer at Clockshop, the Studio Manager at verynice, a lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design, and trying to maintain a freelance practice.
Previously, she was the Brand Director at verynice, a social enterprise that develops, facilitates, and publishes methods for creative problem solving. As Brand Director, Katie rebranded verynice.co, as well as all collateral including social media assets, photography and everything in between. Katie originally joined verynice as a design volunteer in 2009, and became verynice’s first employee in 2013.
After graduating from UCLA’s Design Media Arts program, Katie spent her first year out of college as an independent freelancer while working at the Gap. Prior to joining verynice full-time, Katie was a graphic designer at GOOD Magazine. At GOOD, Katie built a diverse body of work that included web design, data visualization, branding, and illustration for clients including Starbucks, Toyota, Gap, and Marriott. A Los Angeles native, Katie currently lives in the Arts District of Downtown with her husband, two black cats and a puppy named Charlie.
2019 - Present
Managing day-to-day operations, picking up graphic design when needed.
Co-Curator & Exhibiting Artist
FLUX: MFA Graphic Design Pop-up Show
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Pushing the Press/Typecraft Library
A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Take My Picture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Co-Curator, Exhibition Designer & Exhibiting Artist
Matter: UCLA DMA Undergrad Show
UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA