STUDIO / DESIGNER
Why Design Rising Star
How the brief was fulfilled
My name is Kate Tracey and I’m a Senior Designer, based in Belfast, working for Crown Creative. My passion lies in creating work that is both visually captivating and strategically sharp. For me, the success of any brand or campaign lies in the impact it has on the audience it affects – this is what motivates my work. Whether branding a rooftop cocktail bar with views of Times Square (Highball, Hilton Times Sq), the hospitality group responsible for catering the Emmys (Patina Group), reimagining the hotel bar that’s served presidents, celebrities and stars so that it can enjoy a new Golden Age (Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria), or Belfast’s latest coffee shops and local eateries (Neighbourhood Cafe, Vero True Food) I enjoy rising to the challenge of whatever brief is put in front of me.
To be working on many ‘pinch me’ projects I could only have dreamed of when starting out, I am grateful to the designers, mentors and studios that have enabled me to do so.
I am so proud to be leading a team of talented and driven female designers. From interior designers to strategists and account directors, I am inspired everyday by the expertise of those around me and enjoy broadening my sense of what it is to be a ‘designer’ by learning from them. I am incredibly proud to be part of and represent a studio that is passionate about reducing inequalities and championing females within the design industry.
Ryan Crown, Founder and Creative Director, Crown Creative,
“At Crown we seek to create work that while beautiful, is strategic, clever and as a result delivers ‘wow’ moments. Since day one, Kate has produced work that consistently creates these moments for the most prestigious hospitality businesses in the world, continuously raising the bar as a Senior Designer in our team. Simply put, Kate is among the very best at what she does and in addition to this is a fantastic leader and colleague. I’m honored to work alongside Kate every day and am incredibly excited for her future”
Kate’s work demonstrates an extremely high standard of design and execution. Producing work at this level, at this stage in her career, clearly highlights Kate’s talent and dedication to creating high quality and impactful design work at the highest level. Kate has also demonstrated that she is a highly valued member of the Crown Creative team and now using her position to act as a leader and as an example to other aspiring female designers."