Katherine Dillon’s professional career is defined by a focus on visual storytelling as applied through graphic design, data visualization, information design and user experience design. Katherine has been a partner and creative lead in three successful startup businesses: UncommonGoods, an e-commerce business, Dillon | Thompson, a digital media agency, and L2 Inc., a business intelligence firm acquired by Gartner Inc. in 2017. She started her professional career at ABC Television, where she served as ABC News’ Creative Director of Broadcast Graphics and as the founding General Manager of ABCNEWS.com. She was awarded two Emmy awards for her creative work at ABC Television.
Katherine has been teaching at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts since 2010 at both the graduate level (ITP) and undergraduate level (Interactive Media Arts, IMA). Classes developed and taught : Visual Language (core, ITP), Design Fundamentals (IMA), UX Design (IMA), Designing Meaningful Interactions (ITP), Design for Change (ITP), Information Design (IMA) and 100 Days of Making (ITP). Katherine also served on the ITP thesis faculty from 2013-2017.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded the Sheldon Fellowship for post-graduate research in computer graphics at Cambridge University.