Katherine Amy Vega, Owner of Kataklizmic Design, LLC

Entrepreneur, Manager, Media Artist,
& Performer

Kataklizmic Design, a media arts business, sprouted from Katherine's lifetime of passion for the arts; particularly an insatiable love of music. Kataklizmic Design's mission is to be the go-to studio for all types of artists' media arts needs.

"Kataklizmic Design embraces working with artists ready to take things to the next level. I want Kataklizmic Design to be a catalyst (or katalyst, haha) for artists, musicians, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Not only does this enable me to be surrounded with everything I love, but I get to collaborate with people that share a like-minded passion and dedication to their ambitions. It is so rewarding to help them to reach their goals!"

Katherine first conceptualized Kataklizmic Design in 2003 while majoring in Media Arts: Web Page Design. Through her college curriculum and electives, she studied a comprehensive mix of: design theory, website design & development, photo editing, graphic arts, JavaScript, database management, digital video editing, Flash animation, SLR (manual) photography and darkroom, digital prepress (design for print), typography, & still life drawing.

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Educational Accolades: 4.0 GPA, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, President's Honor Roll – Highest Distinction, & The National Dean's List

Katherine received her Certificate of Completion in Media Arts: Web Page Design with Highest Distinction on August 8, 2005.

In 2005, she registered Kataklizmic Design as a tradename with the state of Arizona.

Before college, Katherine studied and trained in singing (1st soprano), piano, alto saxophone (1st chair), ballet (up to level 5), drawing, photography, website design, graphic arts, and animation. After college: ballroom & social dancing, pole dancing, aerial silks, lyra hoop, drawing, PHP, MySql, beginner Japanese language, and portrait photography. She has also dabbled in belly dance, hula dance, hula hoop, acroyoga, and violin. She served as keyboardist and backup vocalist for a couple of local bands, including Kitsune Robot. She has practiced as lead vocalist, and is training vocally more with Christina Aguilera's MasterClass. Further information about Kat's performing arts is on the lower portion of this page.

Katherine accepted a role as Website Designer in May 2007 with GoDaddy.com, LLC. In May 2013, s¨he resigned from this position and began operating Kataklizmic Design full time. During the 6 years spent in this role at GoDaddy, Katherine constructed thousands of websites for small businesses.

On May 19, 2013, Kataklizmic Design was formed as a Limited Liability Company (LLC).

Katherine held a position professional portrait photographer for Lifetouch during Fall 2013. She was employed as a Front-End Web Developer for Prizelogic, a company that creates digital promotions for Fortune 100 Brands, for 2 years - from summer 2014 to November 2016. She resigned in November 2016 to once again operate Kataklizmic Design full-time.

She launched the online publication Burning Hot Events in April 2016. After recruiting and organizing Team Kataklizmic over the course of 2016, she officially launched her full service media packages for musicians - Band Identity.

Katherine has participated and been awarded in art & photography shows, contests, and expos (as a vendor and speaker). She has had her photography and videography published by local, national, and international music artists. She has attended and photographed an eclectic mix of hundreds of concerts. In 2014, Katherine was nominated by judges with the Phoenix New Times for "Best Concert Photographer in Phoenix".

ASBA amAZing® Small Business Video Contest Entry 2013


Video produced in 2013 by Endless Dream Pictures, LLC

Interviews

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ASBA amAZing® Small Business Video Contest Entry 2013


Video produced in 2013 by Endless Dream Pictures, LLC

ASBA amAZing® Small Business Video Contest Entry 2013


Video produced in 2013 by Endless Dream Pictures, LLC

Review

"I have had the honor of working with Katherine Vega on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. Whether doing photos, video, or the performing arts, she fully dedicates herself with relentless enthusiasm. Her photos are in a league of their own--I rarely see such fantastic work of musicians and stage acts! I highly recommend Katherine and can't wait to work with her again."
- Cira Corellia (Musician, Gamer, Twitch Streamer, Model, Actress, & Costumer)

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Contact

Don't hesitate to contact Katherine to schedule a creative consultation, or book a shoot! You will receive an honest evaluation and a fair estimate based on the scope of the work.

Katherine's easy to work with, passionate , committed to quality, and very versatile due to a wide range of experience. Contact her via Facebook message or by e-mail: kvega at kataklizmicdesign dot com.

Performing Arts

Dancer

Pole Dance & Aerial Arts

On-going training. Pole dance from mid-2011, graduated all 9 levels (master) at Express MiE Studio (Tempe, AZ).

Started aerial silks and lyra hoop Spring 2015 with Scorpius Dance Theater (Phoenix, AZ) & Vega Arts and Entertainment (Phoenix, AZ).

2 improv pole performances at
Express MiE Soiree in 2015.

Started training and conditioning for pole and aerial at professional performance level with Nyla Farraz privately, and in groups, at Violet Flame Studio (Scottsdale, AZ) in Spring 2016. Intend to train further in the future.

Ballroom & Social Dance

Trained in 2010-2012 with a partner in Tango, Rumba, Waltz, Swing, Salsa at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Chandler, AZ).

Ballet

Up to level 5 (Intermediate Pre-Pointe) with Emergence Dance Theater (DeKalb, IL) & Jeanne's School of Dance (Mesa, AZ), a class at Mesa Arts Center in early 2000s, and Adult Ballet 7 week course at Mesa Arts Center fall 2016..

Go-go, Burlesque, Pumps
(Choreography in Heels)

Go-go danced for Bella Lune in April 2013, & performed solo burlesque show October 2012; both at Hollywood Alley (Tempe, AZ).
(Stage name: Little Miss Katasstrophy

Pumps Class at Switch Dance Studio (Phoenix, AZ) August-November 2014



Musician

Alto Saxophone

First Chair at Leland School (Leland, IL) & Fremont Jr. High (Mesa, AZ).
Privately tutored during high school due to home schooling.

Recitals & Solo/Ensemble (Awarded, Info to Come)

Soprano Vocalist

3.5 Octave Range - E3 to A7

Chorus / Chior (Middle School), Private Vocal Lessons (Mesa Arts Center),
Recitals & Solo/Ensemble

MasterClass Courses with Christina Aguilera Spring 2016

Previously backup vocalist, local bands:
A Shortcut to Reason & Kitsune Robot


Recorded for DJ A-Bomb Arrangement:

Piano / Keyboard

About 5 years of private lessons.
Recitals & Solo/Ensemble

Previously keyboardist for local bands:
A Shortcut to Reason & Kitsune Robot


Additional Availability

Alternative Fashion Modeling

Fashion Shows & Photo Shoots





J-Fashion Show



Acting

Small Role or as an Extra, amateur

IMDB Katherine Vega

 

 

Review

"The burlesque show was fun, exciting, and beautiful. Thank you For delighting us with your energy and Performance."
~ Kristy Metzger