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Katie Davis-Sayles is a Vancouver Chapter Co-chair. She is also the founder and lead designer of Kanawha Design Studio.
Katie Davis-Sayles is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in theater design, environmental graphics, digital fabrication and architecture. She founded and runs Kanawha Design Studio, a Seattle-based firm focused on narrative and design in the built environment. The firm creates graphics, environments and systems for organizations such as coworking, coliving and artists’ communities, architectural stone companies, blacksmiths, candy companies and international soccer tournaments. Katie’s projects include residential and commercial remodels, product designs, environmental graphics and interactive art installations.
Katie holds a BA in Technical Theater and Design, a Master of Architecture and currently teaches Environmental Graphic Design at the Seattle Central Creative Academy.
In addition to her role as the founder and lead designer of Kanawha Design Studio, Katie Davis-Sayles also teaches Environmental Graphics at the Seattle Central Creative Academy and 3D modeling workshops at Makerhaus. She is an enthusiastic member of Office Nomads, Open Co-working and the network of entrepreneurs, freelancers and independent types that make up the global co-working community.
See Katie's work with Kanawha Design Studio. Kanawha Design Studio is a versatile Seattle-based, multidisciplinary design firm for any and all interesting and engaging design projects locally and internationally. The name of the firm comes from the Kanawha Valley region in West Virginia. More specifically, it is named after Kanawha Manufacturing Company, a fabrication plant founded by Katie's great-great grandfather in 1902. The company has been in the family since and is now run by her father. While West Virginia is too far from the Pacific Northwest for Katie, she kept the family company name.
View more of Katie Davis-Sayles' work at the Seattle Central Creative Academy.
Connect with Katie on LinkedIn.