Kathy Keller is a Senior Graphic Designer here at Vanguard. She has been with the company for a total of nine years.
When did you know you wanted to work in public relations? Other than a couple of classes I took in college, I didn’t know much about PR until I came to Vanguard, as my first job practicing graphic design. I was inspired by the ability of communications and design to touch the causes that I believe in, especially animal, wildlife and environmental protection.
What excites you the most about the future of public relations/design? I was initially excited to work at Vanguard because of the types of clients and causes we work for. I’m looking forward to seeing our work as communicators continue to make a positive difference in the lives of other people, of our planet and of our pets!
How would you define innovation? Seeing past the norm and what already exists, and creating something that makes even one life better or more fulfilled.
Who is a communicator that inspires you? Why? Any person that uses their skills, fame or fortune to further the causes they believe in most to make the world a better place.
If you didn’t work in public relations what would you do? Be an architect (the perfect blend of art and math/science), a vet (without practicing euthanasia) or a special effects “wizard” for movies.
What’s the song most played on your iPod these days?I’m probably one of the only people who still doesn’t have an iPod — I decided I’ll wait until one is made that can actually fit ALL of the music I already have, times two (for the music I want). But between iTunes and Spotify, I’ve been listening mostly to STRFKR, J-Man, Donora, Ducktails and Macklemore over the past couple of weeks.
What’s your favorite food? Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Desserts in general.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? My creative side wants the beauty of Venice, Italy. But my everyday laid-back side loves any city where there is an awesome indie music scene.
What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself? Random.