Katherine Wesselman’s 39 years of experience as a graphic designer has informed her current work as an artist. She uses photography, photoshop and digital printing to create the final works. Wesselman was a partner at wpa, a design firm specializing in graphic design and architecture in Seattle, Washington from 1994-2013. Prior to her move to Seattle she was the principal of Wesselman Design in Denver, Colorado from 1980-1993. Her work encompassed architectural graphics and corporate communications. Wesselman’s design work has been published in magazines such as Communication Arts, Architecture and Identity and the architectural graphic design work is featured in six books: Signage and Wayfinding Design – A complete Guide to Creating Environmental Graphic Design Systems; This Way - Signage Design for Public Spaces; Designing & Planning Environmental Graphics; You are Here - Graphics That Direct, Explain & Entertain; Outsize, Large Scale Graphic Design and Print Casebooks. She has received design awards including Gold and Merit awards from the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD), the Communication Arts Design Competition, the American Association of Museums and Typographers International. She was a juror for the 1995, 2006 and 2009 SEGD Annual Competition and the 1998 Communication Arts Design Awards. Wesselman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in art with an emphasis in graphic design from Oregon State University in 1974. She had her first solo show of pigment prints at the Lynn White Contemporary Art Gallery in 2013.