Team Kataklizmic

We Have Formed Our Own Artistic Community
in Phoenix!

Kataklizmic Design's professional team is behind the Band Identity service packages,
and the online publication Burning Hot Events - News & Reviews from the Fiery Mosh Pits of Arizona.

Our team supports the dreams and growth of artists, freelancers, entrepreneurs.

We embrace the gig economy, risk-taking, dream-chasing, and collaborating! Support Us on Patreon

We are a relationship-focused crew that cultivate EQ.

Core Values

Professionalism, Quality, Passion, High Communication, Relationships, Proactivity, Flexibility, Community, Appreciation, Gratitude, Respect, Efficiency, Initiative, Altruism, Empathy, Compassion, Vulnerability, Enthusiasm, Excitement, Growth & Evolution


It's extremely important the team members feel appreciated, understood, supported, empowered, and excited! We work with our team members' pre-established strengths and goals, which are crucial to the project. Kataklizmic Design's specific business procedures and brand standards are outlined for the crew; while each team member receives respect and flexibility to work in their own style.

This is a growing community with a unique combination of down-to-earth interaction and a high caliber of professionalism - what we like to call "chill perfectionism". We are committed to quality, type-A work and efficiency while having fun!

Our desire is to collaborate closely with each other, and build a solid support system. Management warmly invites ideas and creativity from the team. We're confident that more great minds, perspectives, and connections we add to our team, the faster we will make magic!

Read about our team's beginning and growth!: Our Story

Katherine "Kat" Amy Vega

Owner, Founder

Renowned Concert Photographer

Media Artist:

Photo, Video, Web, Graphics, Social


Kataklizmic Design, Team Kataklizmic,
Band Identity, Burning Hot Events (+ Chief Editor),
Patreon & Social Media

Katherine knows how to play alto sax and piano, sings, and has studied many forms of dance. She also occasionally draws, writes poetry, and digitally paints. Mother to multiple cats, coffee addict, loves ethnic foods, studied beginner Japanese language and wants to travel to Japan. Full Bio...

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact here.

Our Growing Community

Emily Rudolph

Senior Music Journalist, Editor

Burning Hot Events

Internationally Published Writer & Content Producer. Collector of Adventures, Vinyl & Old Cameras. Tiny House Dweller. Lover of Craft Beer, Road Trips & Everything Outdoors.

Sean Tingle

Senior Music Journalist, Editor

Burning Hot Events

English Instructor at ASU, & Humanities Instructor at EMCC. Taught in Japan for 1 year. World traveler. Dessert, tea, & coffee lover. Video game player & sci-fi/fantasy aficionado. Fan of all sorts of music. Rescue dog advocate.

Mark Greenawalt

Senior Concert Photographer,
Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Published works span the categories of concert, glamour, & architectural photography. Plays in the band Spark Jack Daddy & enjoys songwriting, but is perhaps best known for his bodypainting art.

London Snow

Event Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Runs our event photo booths, and specializes in photography for burlesque & cosplay. Official photographer for Burlescapades, & has covered events at Phoenix Comic Fest since 2011. Enjoys tech, travel, & is a proud Arsenal FC supporter. Even now. After whatever this season was. Good lord.

Katie Silverman

Music Journalist, Content Editor

Burning Hot Events

Writer, Photographer, avid fan of Role Playing Games and Harry Potter. Dog lover and craft beer enthusiast. Occasionally wears hard hats.

Brittney Coon

Music Journalist, Content Editor

Burning Hot Events

SU grad, works box office at Marquee Theatre, published author, screenwriter, filmmaker, concert addict, roadie wannabe, road trips, photography, graphic designer, always randomly mentions the show Friends in conversation, cat lover.

Diana Stevens

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Previously recognized for her creative short stories & poetry. Award-winning costume designer, seamstress, & fashion designer. An art teacher part time, while planning her new fashion business, Makaria Drake Designs.

Brianne Dunn

Content Editor

Burning Hot Events

Trained in Music Marketing and Promotions for 13 years. Actively an Audio Technician in LA. Guitarist, Makeup Artist; lover of concerts, skateboarding, animals, and the horror genre. Believes in the Oxford comma.

Rodrigo Izquierdo

Concert Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Photographer, Author, Creative. International photo-comic book sales and museum photo displays. Entrepreneur, entertainer, motivator, animal lover, optimist, always evolving.

Desirée Izquierdo

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Coming Soon!

Andrea Stoica

Concert Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Mesa Community College Student, Starbucks barista, and proud Romanian. Live music lover and Kanye's #1 fan. Photographer; but above everything else, cat lover.

Mckayla Hull

Music Journalist, Interviewer

Burning Hot Events, Band Identity

Student at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Works at Green Kite Records. Pug-lover. 10 years of golfing experience. Fashion enthusiast. Adores vinyls and The Beatles.

Jim "Fury" Hesterman

Promo Portraiture, Video, Web

Band Identity, Burning Hot Events

Portrait & Fashion Photographer, Web Designer, Video Professional, Drummer of 80*D

Dale Hurt

Concert Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Seattle native, enjoys shooting action sports, landscape, concert photography. If it's moving fast, he'll shoot it! Enjoys making & editing short videos, loves dogs, IPAs, & anything adventurous!

Our Friends On Hiatus

Clarice Wziatek

Music Journalist, Content Editor

Burning Hot Events

Professionally trained journalist with a BA from the Walter Cronkite school at ASU & a International Journalism MA from DCU (Ireland). Travels to a new destination yearly, having been to 14 countries & counting. (Bring on the coffee & red wine.) Interests include collecting vinyl, sewing clothing/costumes, & she's a fan of the Oxford comma.

Russ Broty

Concert Photographer, Video

Burning Hot Events

Photography business owner. Concert, event, & fashion photographer. Documentary & event videographer. Internationally published. National & international traveler. Fan of the strange, unusual, & beautiful. Vampire in one of his past lives.

Steven Kain

Concert Photographer (Tucson)

Burning Hot Events

Nick Gonzaga

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Rollie Rathburn

Music Journalist, Copywriter

Burning Hot Events

Debbie Malone

Music Journalist, Copy Editor
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