Kate Auman

Adjunct Faculty
Bachelor - Interdisciplinary (Video Journalism and Graphic Design) - Utah State University , Masters - 2D - Cranbrook Academy of Art


View some of Kate Auman‘s work

Disability justice and accessible design. As a disabled artist and designer, documenting experiences of ableism through making is cathartic. What’s more, witnessing these acts allows me to explore their underpinnings and to reveal new insights about the disabled community.

And develop disruptions for inaccesible design/spaces.

Professional Experience

Kate has worked for clients such as Apple, Amazon, NPR, and MIT. After working professionally for a few years, Kate accepted a spot in the Cranbrook Academy of Art’s Master’s program in 2019. Kate accepted a part-time adjunct position at College for Creative Studies in 2021.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

2021- Featured in Artsthread’s article” Cranbrook Academy of Art Design MFA Graduates 2021″

2021 – Thesis Show at Cranbrook academy of art.

2021 – Student to Watch by Graphic Design USA.

2021 – Artwork shown in Speculative Histories (A show that took place in the Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House)

2020 – Artwork shown in the Museum of Impossible Forms (Helsinki)

2020 – Trojan Horse Residency (Helsinki)

2020 – Typography Summer Program with McFadden Thorpe

2017 – Rhode Island School of Design, RISD CE, Graphic Structures & Systems

2015 – Selected for Nationals – National Conference on Undergraduate Research – Grant Winner for an interactive video installation