Katherine Smith

Independent Artist & Designer

Denver, CO, USA
I am an independent artist and designer with over 15 years of experience with many mediums.
I sell toys and designs online as Eppie Peppercorn Designs (www.eppiepeppercorn.weebly.com).

Work Experience

OpenWorld Learning

Part-Time Teacher

OpenWorld Learning is a Denver-based nonprofit organization partnering with Denver Public Schools. This after-school program teaches children computer programming and and computer graphic skills using Microworlds software for Mac and Windows. As a part-time teacher with OpenWorld, I facilitated students' independent projects and served as a mentor, helping with Microworlds lessons and creative projects.
October 2011 - December 2011 Denver, Colorado, United States


University Of Colorado At Denver

Educational Psychology, Human Development

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in educational psychology working towards a career in the fields of toy design and education reform.
June 2011 - Present Denver, Colorado, United States

University Of Colorado At Denver

B.A. Psychology

August 2009 - May 2011 Denver, Colorado, United States

Colorado School Of Mines

Physics, Withdrew in good standing

I attended the Colorado School of Mines from 2006-2009 and was majoring in Physics. In 2009, I decided to take a different direction in my education and career. I withdrew from CSM, in good standing, and enrolled at UCD.
August 2006 - May 2009 Golden, Colorado, United States



Silver Key Art Award



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Ecommerce, Research, ArtRage, Children's Books, Creative Ideas, Creative Planning, Creative Problem Solver, Creative Writing, DAZ Studio, Digital Photography, Doll Making, Education, Fabric Design, Fiber Arts, Filter Forge, Garageband, IDVD, IMovie, Jewelry Design, Jewelry Making, Mac OSX, Microsoft Office, Photo Manipulation, Problem Solving, Teaching, Toy Design, Windows XP,

Other Accomplishments

Two pieces of my digital art were featured at the grand opening of 40West Arts District in Lakewood, CO (June 2012).