Kathy McKinnon is a highly regarded art director and stylist with extensive industry experience. Her expertise includes interior and set design, fashion and food styling, wardrobe and prop sourcing.
Throughout her career, Kathy has consistently produced a high standard of creative work for a wide variety of clients in print, television and social media. She has worked on numerous award-winning campaigns and her portfolio evidences her ongoing success as one of Australia's most versatile advertising stylists. With an extensive list of professional contacts in Australia and overseas, her impressive client list is a testament to her creative flair, collaborative spirit, and level-headed attention to detail.
From her design and production expertise, to her strong visual eye honed by many years of experience styling and art directing stills and TVCs, Kathy is also renowned for her ability to translate and execute complex briefs in a confident, time-effective manner.
Kathy's professional credentials include a post-graduate degree from Sydney College of the Arts, design and business management of cult fashion label Status Symbol, and numerous commissions to create costumes and props for ground-breaking music videos and commercials.
Animal Planet; Air NZ; Australian Ballet, Telstra Award; Australian Power and Gas; Australian Tourism; Barbeques Galore catalogues 03, 04, 05, 06, 07; Blackmore's; Bundy White; Bundaberg NRL campaign, Canadian Club Skidoo; Canon Pixma Pro Fairy; CBA Travel Plus, CBA Trade finance, Angkor Watt; Citibank ready credit; Coca- Cola; Coopers Sparkling; Country; Country Road Homeware; David Jones; Dominos; Dunlop Retro; DuPont; Electrolux Tetsuya; Effexor; Energy Australia; Fairfax Media; Flynn Health; Foxtel fashion; Fish, goggles; Freedom; Frosty Fruits; Fujitsu with Captain Mark Taylor; Gloria Jeans; GPS OZ navigation, directions from above; H& M 2007 Summer catalogue; Hahn Venice; Howards Storage; Identity Direct; Ikea; Jurlique product; Lifestyle; JWT 2007 Year Book; Kerry Grima catalogue; Kit Kat; Kookai; Levis Deconstructed; Listerine; Love My Way; Mallesons; Mastercard; Merivale Marry Me; My Dog; News Corp Brand image campaign; Nicabate; NRMA; Olympus Binocular and Camera; Panasonic blu-ray; Penfolds Koonunga Hill catalogue; Qantas; Ricoh; Salano where pleasure lasts longer; Sandler, Easy Steps; Sensis; Sealy Advance; Prestige collection; Sugarless-V; St George plasma TVC; Hairdresser, Chandelier and Dragon campaigns; TAB; TDK; Telstra Extreme Cable and the block; Telstra Brand image library Testogel; Toyota Prius; UPS; Schweppes; Sheridan; 3 Starburst bombers fan pool; Westfield; Woven Image; XYZ Network Eat Yourself Sexy.
TVC campaigns (As Art Director)
My Kitchen Rules promotion, 2010, Channel 7, Sydney, Australia; Diet Coke Original, Lime and Vanilla with Plaza, Sydney, Australia, director Paul Middleditch; Panasonic Air Conditioning doll with Plaza, Sydney, Australia, director Paul Middleditch; Birds Eye originals with Plaza, Sydney, Australia, director Paul Middleditch; Wrigley's Eclipse, Nurse Veronica, with Plaza, Sydney, Australia, director Paul Middleditch; LG plasma, recorder and freezer, Sydney, Australia, director David Jagoda; Noble Rise, Jungleboys, Sydney, Australia, director Trent O'Donnell; Chrysler Anthem, Radical Media, director Christian Aeby.
Kathy has worked on numerous print campaigns with leading Australian photographers including Jon Bader, Paul Barbera, Geoffrey Boccalatte, Janyon Boshoff, Adrian Cook, Michael Corridore, Steve Greenaway, Simon Harsent, Jon Higgs, Sean Izzard, Adam Taylor, Helen White, Kerry Wilson and Julian Wolkenstein.
Kathy has been a regular contributor to Good Weekend Magazine's Trend page.
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