Hello, I am Kate McEntee. I was raised in a small, homogeneous city in northern Utah. From the moment I left, I sought to immerse myself in places, experiences, and cultures as different and diverse as I could find. I came to the practice of design from a background studying religious studies and international studies, and a successful career building storytelling strategy and courtroom presentations for judges and jurors.
While working as a trial consultant I was offered the opportunity to work with Stanford’s d.school, learning and teaching human-centered design to non-designers and building a practice to creatively empower our clients. I was captivated and the course was just the beginning. I needed to pursue a deeper, more skilful design practice, incorporating my insatiable curiosity, passion for change and love for people.
My MFA in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design allowed me to build and refine a project-based design practice, rooted in systems thinking and radical collaboration between different fields, approaches and people.
Today you can find me as a member of the faculty at MADA, Monash Art Design and Architecture, in Melbourne, Australia. My current work explores helping designers build narratives about their practice, infusing self-awareness into design research and embodied design practices.
I am inspired by working with people and discovering insights about their understanding of, and relationship with their work. I love the challenge of translating complex concepts into clear and engaging stories. Whether teaching, writing or consulting, I am guided by connecting with other people and sharing stories.
Normally you could see my resume here, but it is under construction.