When Kristin Mozes joined Owl’s Head as a graphic designer and animator, we saw that she had vision, talent, and ambition that reached beyond the usual job description for a designer, even an exceptional one. And as she worked with us through the years, it became clear that she was destined for our management team. As Technical Project Manager, she has taken that important step.
In a way, this step was a long time in coming, since Kristin has been a professional designer since her teens. While studying fine art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she worked in the Office of Communications and Marketing, designing both print and digital materials. She was also the graphic designer and cartoonist for the university’s newspaper, gaining on-the-job experience in production. By graduation day, she had an impressive resume that embraced much more than just design accomplishments.
Kristin aptly compares her desire to move beyond pure design into management to the way in which an actor might become a director, moving to the other side of the camera to have a greater impact on the final cut. She observes that she has always looked at the whole, immersing herself in every aspect of a project, not just the design components. By doing so, she nurtured the skills that are serving her and us so well in her current role: creative problem solving, strategic thinking, planning and organization, and a deep understanding of the website development process.
It has been both a professional and a personal pleasure for us to watch Kristin move up our ranks and grow from an amazing designer into an amazing manager. Her earlier experience on our design team and her innate gift for seeing the big picture have helped her develop remarkable wisdom and insight. She draws on these every day as she manages each detail of each project, always keeping our clients’ overarching goals in focus.
FUN FACT: Kristin has watched every episode of Star Trek: Voyager...3 times.