#wcw: Katrina McHugh

Photo of Katrina by Rachelle Derouin

Photo of Katrina by Rachelle Derouin

I've been creative girl crushing on Katrina for so long that I can't remember what I came across first: her playful branding agency or her delightfully entertaining 100 Day Project, #100daysoflyricalnaturalsciences. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! I didn't even know about her latest project – you gotta read to find out!

Name: Katrina McHugh

What are you working on: As a co-founder of Flight Design Co., most of my day is spent behind the scenes keeping our little creative strategy and graphic design studio buzzing along. We recently completed our 100th logo design, which is something that we're very proud of! It feels like just yesterday that we started our business so it's exciting to look back and see how far we've come.

What's your vision for 2017: So far this year I've been focusing on growing my personal creative practice. We've found that leaning into our own art and side-projects alongside client work keeps us inspired, and those creative juices spill over into everything we do as a company. For me a personal creative practice looks like: keeping a sketchbook for the sketchbook project, making posters about song lyrics, creating infographics, and a my latest adventure, The Question Everything Project.  

Best thing our readers might not know about you: I had glasses and an eye-patch as a kid. My dog is an advanced yogi (example A and example B). 

What brought you to WC: While we've looked into getting a studio space numerous times, our little team of four is scattered pretty widely over the Bay Area and it hasn't quite made sense for us yet. That said, working from our home studios can get a bit lonely! We're always looking for new ways to connect with amazing folks and learn more. So very happy to have found Women Catalysts. 

Where will we see you next: You can follow me on Instagram at @katrinamchugh. I've been working on a big secret project that I can't quite share yet, so mostly staying close to home but next week I'll be at my husband's stand up comedy show at the Lost Church happily enjoying some laugh therapy!