Katherine Deschain (Block) 2012

Katherine Deschain (Block) 2012

Katherine works as a Project Coordinator at Crux Collaborative, a local Web Design and User Experience consulting firm. In this role, she supports the various branches of the team in Strategy, Information Architecture, Design, Production and Usability Testing. She is the direct point of contact for clients and maintains projects post-launch.

Katherine graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science: Visualization. This track exposed her to a broader way of thinking, with classes on Sustainable Design, Creative and Critical Thinking, Project Management, Web Design, Experience Design and Fine Arts.

Outside of work, Katherine has many hobbies and interests. She is a jack of all trades and dabbles in acrylic painting, watercolor, sewing, scratchboard, pastels, charcoal, digital art, and anything else she can get her hands on. 

Katherine is also an experienced fire dancer and practices fire poi, fans and hoop. She began practicing poi in high school and the rest is history. Prop manipulation and finding that sense of 'flow' is a constant evolution. Adding the element of fire brings a sense of awe to it.

In 2011, she developed a love for Hoop Dance which has largely over-shadowed just about everything else. Exploring movement through hooping and combining her experience in belly dance and burlesque with it has allowed her to better express pure, physical joy.

In 2012, Katherine was introduced to Parkour and Freerunning as a way to overcome obstacles, both mental and physical. She has been taking classes at Fight or Flight Academy in Edina, training with some of the most talented athletes in the country. These classes remind students how to be kids again and enjoy freedom of movement.