Hello, I'm Kate McEntee. I am inspired by working with people and discovering insights about their understanding of, and relationship with their world. 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.
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 career building storytelling strategy and courtroom presentations for judges and jurors.
While working as a litigation 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 (attorneys). I was captivated by the process, and the course was just the beginning. I needed to pursue a deeper, more skilful design practice.
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.