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Kate Manos is a graphic designer and operations specialist passionate about creating functional systems that create impact in local communities.

Kate is the owner of Antisocial Studio, a photography studio focusing on street photography in Los Angeles . Previously, she was the Brand Director at verynice, a global design-strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free. As Brand Director, Kate rebranded verynice.co, as well as all collateral including social media assets, photography and everything in between. Kate 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, Kate spent her first year out of college as an independent freelancer. This experience allowed her to work for a wide range of clients including non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and small design firms. Prior to joining verynice full-time, Kate was the Senior Design and Production Manager for GOOD Magazine. At GOOD, Kate 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, Kate currently lives in the Arts District of Downtown with her husband, two black cats and a puppy named Charlie.


EDUCATION

2010

Bachelor of Arts

Design Media Arts
University of California, Los Angeles
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WORK EXPERIENCE

Owner, Antisocial Studio

PRESENTLY ⤴

2013 - PRESENT

Brand Director

verynice
Promoted from Senior Designer to Design Director to Director of Design Operations.

2011-2013

Senior Design Production Manager

GOOD Magazine
Promoted from Freelancer to Designer.

2010 - 2011

Freelance Designer

kateslovin.com

2008-2010

Designer & Production Artist

UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame


PRESS & FEATURES 

WORK FEATURED IN:

FastCo Exist /
HOW Magazine /
Core77 /
TakePart /
Under Consideration /
Boing-Boing /
The Dieline /
Forbes /
GOOD Magazine /
Beautiful/Decay Magazine /


EXHIBITIONS 

2015

Exhibiting Artist

Pushing the Press/Typecraft Library
A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Exhibition Designer

Impractically, Practical
Take My Picture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Co-Curator, Exhibition Designer & Exhibiting Artist

Matter: UCLA DMA Undergrad Show
UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA