Over the course of her professional career, Kathleen Turaski has strengthened the brand image of a wide range of products and organizations. As president and creative director of Resonance, she continues to be a creative force, designing for print and interactive communications as well as managing her creative team.
Kathleen has established herself as a strategic thinker for her clients, focusing on what they wish to achieve and how to best get results through creative visual solutions. She is also known for her in-depth understanding of the challenges facing non-profit organizations, as well as institutions and businesses in the research, cultural and educational arenas.
Kathleen has served on the board of directors of the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), holding leadership positions in both programming and promotions. Her affiliation with AIGA spans 15 years. From 2008 to 2012 Kathleen served on the National Design Council convened by Appleton Coated Paper. The Council brings together top design professionals from across North America to explore issues and trends in design. In addition, Kathleen has taught as an adjunct faculty member at both Georgia State University and Creative Circus. She has written curriculum for web design, typography, branding and design history. She continues to invest time in the education of emerging designers, both as teacher and frequent panelist in student competitions.
Kathleen holds a master's degree in communication design from Central St. Martin's College, a division of the University of the Arts London, Europe's largest center for education in art, communication and design. She also earned a B.A. degree in graphic design from the University of Georgia.
Kathleen and her husband, Peter Hornsby, recently relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. They previously lived in Atlanta, where Kathleen served a two-year term on the board of the East Lake Farmer Market and also on the steering committee for the East Side Greenway, a vision for a connected park system through multiple Atlanta neighborhoods. An avid hiker and traveler, she regularly plans trips that allow her to trek in new places.