Katerina Caterisano, Creative Director
A daughter of diplomats, Kat grew up in Rome and Tokyo where she learned painting and printmaking. Kat began her graphic arts career in 1977, working at CBS Records as a graphic designer. She moved up to Women’s Day art department at CBS Publications on the production team. In 1983, Kat went to work at a small NYC advertising agency as a production manager. During this time, Kat joined Women In Production (WIP) in order to network with production professionals and to learn more about our rapidly changing industry. In 1984, Kat joined the WIP Board of Directors, and served as president from 1989-1990. After her tenure at WIP, she was asked by the WIP board of directors to become their Executive Director in 1998, and eventually facilitated the merge between WIP and APPM to form P3 in 2004.
Kat launched her boutique New York city ad agency, Network Design and Communications, in 1986. As creative director, now with more than 25 years of experience in the graphic design industry, Kat offers hands-on, full-service marketing in every media. Her firm has evolved from print to digital and online design, helping clients keep up with — and succeed in — the demanding online world.
A variety of professional organizations recognize Kat’s passion, artistry, and achievements. Printing Impressions acknowledged her contributions in 1991 as one of “20 Under 40,” and in 1993 the New York Club of Printing House Craftsmen honored her with a Fellowship Award. The Association for Graphic Communications chose a Network Design collateral brochure for a special merit award based on production quality, design, and function.
Kat was honored with the 2009 Luminaire award for her steady career of supporting and contributing to the rapidly-evolving success of the print production industry.
Kat holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. She lives in Lower Manhattan with her husband, a musician, and their musician son and soldier daughter.
Winnifred Tovey, Web Developer
Winnie is our computer whisperer—but started life as a hippie, and has the requisite list of peculiar jobs: short order cook, waitress, chambermaid, farm worker, piece worker in a garment factory, mail sorter, and packer & shipper. With a passion for social justice, Winnie also performed legal advocacy and other community development work in her native Canada.
By way of a bindery job, Winnie became a pressman in Montreal, and then switched to typesetting because it’s a job you can do sitting down. Typesetting computerized early, and Winnie with it: she has had two parallel careers, in IT and in the graphic arts, including a 15-year stint as production manager of an award-winning type shop and design studio in Vancouver.
Winnie came to NDC in 2000 as our in-house IT person, and was instrumental in helping our clients successfully transition from a print-based to a web-based communications model. Winnie does the bulk of NDC’s web development work, scripting in Perl and PHP to animate the vision of our designers. She thinks code is modular, but design doesn’t have to be. For all the years she lived in NYC, Winnie’s home computer was an IBM all-in-one she rescued from a stoop in Brooklyn. She has always wished she were taller.
Yong Ih Kim, Designer
A talented and innovative artist, Yong raises clients’ sales with memorable, persuasive artwork. Proficient in graphic design technology and software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Director, Yong is strongly competent in Web Standards, with advanced HTML and CSS skills, and studies information architecture for the Internet. Yong is also highly skilled in print marketing, bringing his artist’s eye and independent vision to brochures, catalogs, and advertisements.
Yong has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design from New York City College of Technology, and spends his spare time photographing New York City with his Nikon D200 and coveting Oriental poppies on gardening shows.
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Peter Brydges, Director of Production
After an odd start as a mime outside a shoe store, Peter found himself involved in various freelance publishing projects, including the Macmillan middle-school dictionary, the Random House Unabridged Dictionary on CD-ROM, and the Cambridge University Press Gazetteer of the U.S. and Canada.
Eventually at LexisNexis’s Legal Publishing Department, Peter worked on the Intellectual Property line. As a Senior Operations Data Analyst, he was responsible for all phases of print, CD and on-line production including SGML and XML tagging, formatting, composition and proofing. Peter’s consistent and thorough work on the company’s top-fifty publication “Chisum on Patents” earned him two Publishing Operations Awards during his time with Lexis.
Peter brings a wide range of organizational skills and endless good nature to his production support for our clients, and edits and proofreads with fierce perfectionism.
An English Major from Niagara Falls, N.Y., Peter is a songwriter in his spare time and has played throughout the NYC area, including gigs at the late lamented CBGBs. Peter would rather be thinking than talking; he enjoys sitting in dark rooms, obsessively correcting errors both large and small.
Scarlett grew up and lived in several different areas, mostly around New York. She met Kat in early 2010 while still in college and started working for her immediately. She was familiar with and enthusiastic about the social media field since growing up during “the age” of social media and online communication–remember MySpace? Scarlett’s witnessed just how important it is for her generation to be connected to others through the internet and believes people are very emotionally and socially vulnerable to social media, making it an excellent medium for marketing. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CUNY Hunter College, class of 2013. Her hobbies include art, video games, and pampering her flat-faced Himalayan cat.
Evan joined Network Design and Communications as Social Media Manager in 2011 after graduating from Southern Vermont College with a degree in History and Political Science. Prior to NDC, Evan worked as summer intern in the Printing, Advertising, and Promotional industries, as well as volunteer and work/study social and service programs at SVC. An avid reader and networker in his spare time, Evan enjoys learning about applications of emerging commercial and professional software and technologies impacting social communication and measurement. Evan’s hobbies and interests include still and motion photography and social videography. And, of course, Evan is an expert competitive video gamer. A self-defined “geek,” Evan also collects first-edition classic American literature books.
After years of chasing his career with Fortune 500 companies in New York, SF, LA, and Europe, (and virtually everywhere in between), Mac has broad and deep marketing talent and knowledge. Although he now lives in bumf*** South Carolina to be close to his family, he couldn’t escape the NDC team. His experience in top-shelf B2B, B2C and entrepreneurial start-ups gives NDC invaluable perspective on marketing and communications. It doesn’t hurt that he’s been good friends with the boss lady at NDC for over 30 years. Oh yeah, and his step-son Evan is a rising social media director here at NDC. Who said nepotism was dead in the virtual world? Not here, baby. Not here…
Susie, Director of Mental Health
Susie’s career with Network Design and Communications is a long and storied one. An international woman of mystery and NDC’s official cream cheese tester, Susie works to raise our clients’ sales by demonstrating the importance of grace and craft. A lapsed adherent to Neopythagorean views, Susie’s snores are as the music of the spheres; she has a spiritual affinity with artists—her current project is to provide Yong with inspiration and support.
Athletic, stylish, and often to be found near ceilings, Susie enjoys tuna fish, spying on America’s enemies, and walking across keyboards.
Luna, Chief Motivational Officer
Alpha dog and native New Yorker Luna came to Network Design and Communications as a rescue. Luna helps our clients by greeting them at the door with loud and sincere inquiries as to their intentions; her office work includes playing fetch, wrestling, and sniffing Susie’s butt.
A sworn enemy of slackers everywhere, Luna enjoys long walks, closely managing human beings, and the films of Francois Truffaut.