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Katherine Amy Vega —
Owner of Kataklizmic Design, LLC

Katherine Amy Vega, owner of Katkalizmic Design

Entrepreneur, Manager, Artist, Freelancer, & Performer

Katherine "Kat" Amy Vega, founder of Kataklizmic Design, can be called many things: Media Artist, Photographer, Web Developer, Video Producer, Editor, Production Assistant, Graphic Designer, Author, Singer, Dancer, Instrumentalist... More easily summed — Renaissance Woman.

Kataklizmic Design, with media arts and concert photography laid at the foundation, sprouted from Katherine's lifetime of passion for the arts — particularly an insatiable love of music, which she says "is my lifeblood". Her mission is for the business, apart from being an artist for a living, is to be the go-to studio for all types of artists' needs with media, design, branding, promotional, & press.

"Kataklizmic Design embraces working with artists ready to take things to the next level. I want to be a catalyst (or katalyst, haha) for artists, musicians, brands, businesses and entrepreneurs. This enables me to be surrounded with everything that I love, and to collaborate with like-minded people that share a passion and dedication to their ambitions and crafts. It is deeply rewarding to help them to reach their goals!"


Katherine first conceptualized Kataklizmic Design in 2003 while majoring in Media Arts: Web Page Design. Through her college curriculum and electives, she studied a comprehensive mix of: design theory, website design & development, photo editing, graphic arts, JavaScript, database management, digital video editing, Flash animation, SLR (manual) photography & darkroom, digital prepress (design for print), typography, & still life drawing.


Educational Accolades: 4.0 GPA, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, President's Honor Roll – Highest Distinction, & The National Dean's List

Katherine received her Certificate of Completion in Media Arts: Web Page Design with Highest Distinction on August 8, 2005.

2005: She registered Kataklizmic Design as a tradename in Arizona.

Before college, Katherine studied and trained in singing (1st soprano), piano, alto saxophone (1st chair), ballet (up to level 5), drawing, photography, website design, graphic arts, and animation. After college: ballroom & social dancing, pole dancing, aerial silks, lyra hoop, drawing, PHP, MySql, beginner Japanese language, and portrait photography. She has also dabbled in belly dance, hula dance, hula hoop, acroyoga, and violin. She served as keyboardist and backup vocalist for a couple of local bands, including Kitsune Robot. She has practiced as lead vocalist, and is planning to train more with Christina Aguilera's MasterClass. Further information about Kat's performing arts is on the lower portion of this page. Click here to jump there.

Employment & The Transition Away

Katherine accepted a role as Website Designer in May 2007 with GoDaddy.com, LLC. In May 2013, she resigned from this position and began operating Kataklizmic Design full time. During the 6 years spent in this role at GoDaddy, Katherine constructed thousands of websites for small businesses.

May 19, 2013: Kataklizmic Design became a Limited Liability Company.

Katherine held a position professional portrait photographer for Lifetouch during Fall 2013. She was employed as a Front-End Web Developer for Prizelogic, a company that creates digital promotions for Fortune 100 Brands, for 2 and 1/2 years - from summer 2014 to November 2016. She resigned in November 2016 to once again operate Kataklizmic Design full-time.

She launched the online publication Burning Hot Events in April 2016. After recruiting and organizing Team Kataklizmic over the course of 2016, she officially launched her full service media packages for musicians - Band Identity.

Contracting & Freelance

She worked as a Front-End Web Developer for Yodle/Web.com on a 5-month contract starting in June 2017 and ending on the last day of October 2017.

In late 2018, Katherine began a part-time remote software testing contract with Bitly and continued with the company.

July 2021: Katherine was hired full-time with Bitly as a QA Engineer

Production Gigs

Also in 2018, she started in freelance production jobs, beginning with a role as Production Assistant for The Voice auditions, and working as a jib assistant for The Human Jib for Major League Soccer. She next worked as a Production Assistant for CBS' "Pink Collar Crimes". Then, Katherine was able to work with cameras for production gigs - Photographer and still b-roll footage for Charlie Rocket's "The Dream Machine Tour", and Camera Assistant for "Bar Rescue". She also immensely enjoying working as part of the merchandise crew for Phoenix Comic Fest in 2018.

In 2019, Katherine moved to the Seattle area and continued to do freelance production work on the side, including: Camera Assistant for a Boeing Ad Campaign & a Seattle University ad campaign, and Production Assistant for an episode of TLC's "Long Lost Family", a couple of episodes of HGTV's "Island Life", an episode of "The Players' Tribune", WME's "Together Live" live event, Jimmy O. Yang Comedy Special live taping, a National Gay Pilots Assosciation promo video, a Jetoptera corporate video, and a Special Olympics Washington raffle ad.


Katherine has participated and been awarded in art & photography shows, contests, and expos (as a vendor and speaker). She has had her photography and videography published by local, national, and international music artists. She has attended and photographed an eclectic mix of hundreds of concerts. In 2014, Katherine was nominated by judges with the Phoenix New Times for "Best Concert Photographer in Phoenix".

ASBA amAZing® Small Business Video Contest Entry 2013

#iwokeupbadass Ep 5 - Katherine Amy Vega (2017)

Videos produced in 2013 & 2017 by Endless Dream Pictures, LLC


"I have had the honor of working with Katherine Vega on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. Whether doing photos, video, or the performing arts, she fully dedicates herself with relentless enthusiasm. Her photos are in a league of their own--I rarely see such fantastic work of musicians and stage acts! I highly recommend Katherine and can't wait to work with her again."
- Cira Corellia (Musician, Gamer, Twitch Streamer, Model, Actress, & Costumer)

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Don't hesitate to contact Katherine to schedule a creative consultation, or book a shoot! You will receive an honest evaluation and a fair estimate based on the scope of the work.

Katherine's a seasoned professional that is easy to work with, passionate , committed to quality, and very versatile due to a wide range of experience. Contact Here

More Press

ASBA amAZing® Small Business Video Contest Entry 2013

#iwokeupbadass Ep 5 - Katherine Amy Vega (2017)

Videos produced in 2013 & 2017 by Endless Dream Pictures, LLC

ASBA amAZing® Small Business Video Contest Entry 2013

#iwokeupbadass Ep 5 - Katherine Amy Vega (2017)

Videos produced in 2013 & 2017 by Endless Dream Pictures, LLC

Performing Arts


Pole Dance & Aerial Arts

Pole Dance Photo

On-going training. Pole dance from mid-2011, graduated all 9 levels (master) at Express MiE Studio (Tempe, AZ).

Started aerial silks and lyra hoop Spring 2015 with Scorpius Dance Theater (Phoenix, AZ) & Vega Arts and Entertainment (Phoenix, AZ).

2 improv pole performances at
Express MiE Soiree in 2015.

Started training and conditioning for pole and aerial at professional performance level with Nyla Farraz privately, and in groups, at Violet Flame Studio (Scottsdale, AZ) in Spring 2016. Intend to train further in the future.

Ballroom & Social Dance

Trained in 2010-2012 with a partner in Tango, Rumba, Waltz, Swing, Salsa at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Chandler, AZ).


Up to level 5 (Intermediate Pre-Pointe) with Emergence Dance Theater (DeKalb, IL) & Jeanne's School of Dance (Mesa, AZ), a class at Mesa Arts Center in early 2000s, and Adult Ballet 7 week course at Mesa Arts Center fall 2016..

Go-go, Burlesque, Pumps
(Choreography in Heels)

Go-go danced for Bella Lune in April 2013, & performed solo burlesque show October 2012; both at Hollywood Alley (Tempe, AZ).
(Stage name: Little Miss Katasstrophy

Pumps Class at Switch Dance Studio (Phoenix, AZ) August-November 2014


Katherine holding her red alto sax

Alto Saxophone

First Chair at Leland School (Leland, IL) & Fremont Jr. High (Mesa, AZ).
Privately tutored during high school due to home schooling.

Recitals & Solo/Ensemble (Awarded, Info to Come)

Soprano Vocalist

3.7 Octave Range - F3 to C7

Chorus / Chior (Middle School), Private Vocal Lessons (Mesa Arts Center),
Recitals & Solo/Ensemble

MasterClass Courses with Christina Aguilera Spring 2016

Previously backup vocalist, local bands:
A Shortcut to Reason & Kitsune Robot

Recorded for DJ A-Bomb Arrangement:

Piano / Keyboard

About 5 years of private lessons.
Recitals & Solo/Ensemble

Previously keyboardist for local bands:
A Shortcut to Reason & Kitsune Robot

Additional Availability

TV/Film Production Gigs

  • Production Assistant
  • Camera Assistant
  • Photographer
  • Footage
  • B-Roll

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Alternative Fashion Modeling

Fashion Shows & Photo Shoots

Katherine modeling in Saboten-Con 2012 J-Fashion Show Katherine modeling Westward Bound latex Katherine headshot Katherine modeling Blackmilk shark girl dress
Katherine modeling in Saboten-Con 2014 J-Fashion Show Katherine modeling Lip Service cybergoth dress Katherine modeling Lip Service cybergoth dress Katherine modeling Lip Service cybergoth dress


"The burlesque show was fun, exciting, and beautiful. Thank you For delighting us with your energy and Performance."
~ Kristy Metzger

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