Designer | Product Developer | Graphic Artist | Illustrator

Katherine Oquendo is a seasoned designer, product developer, graphic artist, and illustrator based in Los Angeles, California.  A lover of all things art and fashion.  In her 10 years in the industry developing and producing overseas and domestically, she has had the pleasure of working with a number of notable brands including BabyPhat Athletics, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Kenneth Cole New York, Splendid, Ella Moss, Chaser Brand, and MATE the Label.  

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Nueva York, she received her BFA in Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  At the start of her career, she designed ladies shoes at Kenneth Cole Productions.  After 8 years in women's footwear designing branded and private label, she happily transitioned to women's apparel.  

A natural and self taught artist, she has a keen eye for color and detail.  Some of her talents and skills include creative and technical design in both footwear and apparel, illustrations, color/trend forecasting, CAD, graphic, logo and print design.

Her aesthetic is relaxed and minimal, a touch of whimsical with a vintage cool girl flair.  She currently designs cool graphic tees and apparel for MATE the Label in downtown LA.  


Featured artist on WGSN "What's Inspiring Us: Prints & Graphics No. 121" 

Featured artist on CASETIFY: www.casetify.com/katoqu


For inquiries, collaborations, submissions, and reposts:  katherine.oqu@gmail.com