Kat King

Color, Material, Finish, and Pattern Specialist

Kat has always been fascinated with color and has spent 20+ years researching what drives consumer preferences. She is a nationally recognized lifestyle & color trend expert and strategist. Kat has a degree in Industrial Design with a minor in Color Theory from North Carolina State University. From there, she began her career in the consumer electronics industry, eventually using those contacts to start her own color & trend research consultancy working across a variety of clients and industries including HP, Panasonic, Real Player, M&M, Jenn-Air, Pitney Bowes, Evenflo, Coleman, Maytag, American Woodmark, Rubbermaid, Graco, and Lexmark.

At BOLTGROUP, Kat taps into the incredible wealth of data, discovery, and guidance that design research can provide in product development and brand strategy. She combines trend research with an integrated brand and product strategy to create compelling, intentional designs that resonate with consumers. For Kat, it’s all about collaborating at the intersection of meaning, creativity, and purpose.

Is An Expert In:

Lifestyle Trend Research Market + User Research Forecasting Future Color Directions Color Specification Custom Color Formulation User Experience Using Color to Express Brand Attributes Design Thinking Identifying Mega-Trends Using Color to Tell a Product + Brand Story

What Makes Me Me:

A Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Art Instruction at the Homeless Shelter Sculpting Epic Hikes Art Galleries Hosting Dinner Parties for Family & Friends Anything That Makes Me Laugh Out Loud
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