kat katsma

writer  •  landscape designer

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project manager

landscape designer

Study sites to creatively and effectively design a landscape to maximize function and beauty; consult with clients and distributors through means of verbal, written and graphic communication; manage existing and new accounts; budget time and expenses; assess cost to clients; regularly use Photoshop and AutoCAD to create visual representations of the design; efficiently manage a team during the implementation of a design; and write for and maintain the Kemora Landscapes website and social media.

design consultant

On an occasional basis consult with the principal of Yi Xiang Studios to design temporary landscape installations that involve grand planting displays, nighttime illumination, and structural installations that compliment the landscape, all while embodying a theme or purpose directive. 

landscape designer

Designed parks, buffers, residential homes, annual planters, and naturalized sites based off local ordinances, site needs, and client desires; created quick and stylish conceptual sketches for client review; produced 3D illustrations using AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Photoshop; wrote and illustrated specialized and educational signage; created detailed planting plans; and coordinated with clients throughout the process to actualize a thoughtful design.


Wrote and edited articles for the magazine including the regular Goods and Palette columns; designed magazine layouts for articles; curated landscape architecture related news for the twice-weekly The Landscape Report; managed and wrote the magazine’s blog and social media; researched stories; engaged with writers and professionals for content use in the magazine; and attended conferences for social outreach and future stories.

landscape designer

Analyzed sites to creatively and effectively design a landscape to maximize function and beauty; communicated with clients and distributors through verbal, written and graphic means; managed existing and new accounts; budgeted time and expenses; assessed cost to clients; proficiently utilized Photoshop and AutoCAD; and efficiently managed a team during the implementation of a design.

horticulture intern

Maintained the main plant displays, propagated plants, assisted the natural horticulture staff, helped build a cedar structure for climbing hydrangeas, and drafted a native garden design for Bernheim to implement.

aquatic plant maintenance seasonal staff

Helped design and implement planting guides for aquatic plant species, acquired knowledge of native aquatic and terrestrial plants, and cleared shorelines of invasive species.



ArcGIS, AutoCAD, copy editing, Creative Adobe Suite, digital graphics, editorial management, HTML, Microsoft Office Suite, photography, planting design, plant identification, publication design and layout, research and analysis, residential design, short and long-form writing, site planning, sketching, SketchUp, Wordpress, and beginner Spanish.



master of landscape architecture

Study focused on Planning and Design.

bachelor of landscape architecture

Minor studies concentrated in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Studied abroad Fall 2010 at the University of Sheffield, UK.