At Work With… Kathryn Yingling, Graphic Designer, Concept Artist, Storyboard Artist
The ‘At Work With…’ Interview Series is our way of bringing you behind-the-scenes with the names and businesses included in our Texas Production Directory (TPD). We want to showcase the creatives that cover all levels of production experience, backgrounds, and geographies around the state.
This week’s spotlight is on Kathryn Yingling, Graphic Designer / Concept Artist / Production Illustrator / Storyboard Artist, based in Dallas and a Texan for 30+ years.
Your claim to fame: What special skill or fun fact differentiates you from others?
I can design practical graphics for the Art Dept., but I also like the pre-production work that involves collaborating with the production designer and creating drawing concepts of future sets.
Have you had an industry mentor or colleague that has made an impact on you or helped you along your career path? If so who, and how did they impact you?
Derek Hill has given me many opportunities to work as both a designer and an illustrator. We work well together onsite and remotely.
In your industry, collaboration is the key to success. How do you best foster collaboration with your colleagues from project to project?
I take as much information as I can from my collaborators, and then I work independently on several concepts before getting back to the group.
What’s the best part about working in Texas?
Frankly, it's my home. Both the film and the arts community have room for growth, but they are alive and well.
What are some of the projects made in Texas that you feel reflect the diverse culture of the state?
No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Last Picture Show, Giant, A Scanner Darkly, Bonnie & Clyde, Lone Star, and Bernie.
Interview has been edited for brevity.
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