Kathy Konkle calls upon the classic skills of visual design, illustration and typography to create exciting illustrations, icons and logos for a wide variety of projects. Experienced in medical, pharmaceutical, scientific and educational illustrations she is uniquely positioned to handle complex technical topics. Her work has been featured in several design publications and has won numerous awards for illustration excellence.
Kathy began her career as an illustrator in Washington, DC, working as a technical illustrator for government contracting firms doing perspective and isometric drawings, exploded views and cutaways for heavy equipment, missiles and satellites. Later she worked for Simon and Schuster Publishing company illustrating over fifty medical, nursing texts, safety, first-aid and emergency rescue books. After she moved to New York City, Kathy illustrated several college level, scientific textbooks for Electronic Publishing Services working closely with scientists to translate difficult concepts. At the same time she illustrated and animated over a dozen educational CD-ROMs winning many awards for design excellence. Today Kathy splits her time between freelance custom illustration and stock illustration for istockphoto.com.
"Communications Arts" poster design selected for publication by juried competition
Speaker for Macromedia's event for web developers at Internet World Convention at the Javitts convention center in New York city.
"HOW" step-by-step magazine article on how Kathy made a web site VRML model
"Careers in Multimedia: Roles and Resources" course textbook profile of the artist
Panelist for ASIFA’s (The International Animated Film Association) event "Computer Animation: Take the Leap to the New Media"
First place CD-ROM expo "Best in Educational Games" for "Ocean Voyager"
Profile of the artist and "Ocean Voyager" in "CD-ROM Today" magazine
Speaker at the New York SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) event "Creating Art for Interactive Media"
Silver award at the National SIGGRAPH convention for Electronic Illustration