My name is Kate Pollasch and I am an empathy-driven UX/UI designer based in Chicago, IL. With over ten years working in the contemporary visual arts world as a curator and creative account manager, I utilize my understanding of visual language and design to untangle the most complex UX/UI problems. My work ranges from B2B to consumer and I have extensive experience in managing the visual brand identity of visual artists, musicians, and performers. I hold an MA in Modern Art History and Theory and an MA in Arts Cultural Policy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I hold a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. 

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My Skills

I am a lifelong learner and always sharpening new skills and looking for new pathways to learning. 


  • Interviews 

  • Market research

  • Affinity mapping

  • Storyboarding

  • User flow

  • Fact checking

  • Card Sorting 


  • Sketching 

  • Wireframing

  • Prototyping

  • Information architecture

  • Copywriting

  • Publication design and editing 

  • Photo editing

  • Figma

  • Invision

  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Sketchup 

  • Wordpress


  • Contract negotiation  

  • Project management

  • Public speaking

  • Client presentations

  • Account management

  • Asana

  • Print and wholesale management