The Big Andrew Foundation is proud to announce our new Artist-in-Residence program, BUILD.
BUILD highlights the creative talent within the Big Andrew community network. Artists are essential to the foundation; the unique perspectives and talents they bring to the table allow us to tell our story and grow our network in new, dynamic, and exciting ways.
KATIE LEIMBACH is a graphic design whiz kid. She created our 2017 kayak race poster and is partnering with the Big Andrew - King of the Salmon team on a new logo, 2018 race map and other creative assets. Check out more of Katie's work on her website, www.katieleimbach.com, or follow her on Instagram: @kat_leim.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I am based out of Portland, OR
PREFERRED FORM OF EXPRESSION?
I am a graphic designer with a passion for illustration! I also love painting and drawing.
WHAT’S YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE BIG ANDREW?
This is my second year being a part of The Big Andrew team as their graphic designer for the Pacific NW chapter. Last year I designed the poster and this year I created the logo and will be creating the poster and merch.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU CREATED RECENTLY THAT YOU’RE PROUD OF?
Well, of course I am proud of the work I have created for The Big Andrew but I am also proud of an illustration I created for a new Podcast called The Portland 50.
BIGGEST ARTISTIC INSPIRATION?
I draw a lot of inspiration from artists that use a lot of color! One artist I love in particular is Ashley Mary. I never shy away from things that are bold and bright. I have worked at radio stations the past 3 years so I also draw a lot of inspiration from music and album art.
BIGGEST LIFE ASPIRATION?
My biggest life aspirations are to be happy and to always be creating and learning. Career wise, I'd love to see myself as a lead designer or art director someday.
HAVE ANY PETS?
I have a golden retriever named Cooper. He lives with my parents but I still consider him mine :)
FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
My favorite place I have ever been is the Cinque Terre in Italy. All of the colorful houses and beautiful nature were so inspiring. I still draw color inspiration from that trip for a lot of my work.
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
I like my eggs scrambled with lots of cheese and veggies.
One of my favorite movies is Almost Famous because I love Kate Hudson's style through out and it has a great soundtrack.