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Katherine Frazer is a designer and artist developing and subverting everyday technology. Frazer's design practice focuses on developing applications for creativity, working on several popular and free to use applications like Apple's Keynote, Pages, Numbers and Freeform, and design tool Figma. Her artistic practice utilizes these productivity tools for alternative means – creating collages, animations and digital paintings using source material from her ikebana practice and her iPhone. The combination of these tools and her self-made digital, photographic, and photogrammetric assets serve as a way to develop and evolve an expansive personal lore.

Previously she worked at Apple as the design lead on Pages (on macOS, iOS, and iCloud), with contributions to Numbers, Keynote and Apple Books. She designed the mobile version of Figma, and worked on experimental social platforms Muze (RIP) and Here.

Frazer returned to Apple, and currently works as a Senior Human-Interface Designer in Apple's Applications division. She works on Freeform, Keynote, Numbers, Pages with contributions to Notes, iOS and macOS operating systems.

Her work has been included in the Rhizome Artbase, Museum of Crypto Art collection, and Taschen's On NFTs, and displayed in Times Square as part of the Midnight Moment residency. In 2021, Frazer spoke at the the New Museums' Net Aesthetics panel.

She graduated with degrees in Communication Design and Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Frazer is based in Brooklyn, New York.


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Collections & Publications

  • 2021
  • m n m l nailart+15blckberriez . . . 🕳 added to Museum of Crypto Art's collection



  • Exhibitions & Screenings

  • 2023
  • Homecoming, Public Works Administration, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2023
  • je délire, Wrong Biennial








  • 2021
  • D:I:V | I:D:E, Museum of Crypto Art




  • 2021
  • Foundation's first NFT drop


  • 2018
  • Department of Love, Shanghai Curators Lab

  • 2018
  • Visual Arts Show, Apple Inc.





  • 2015
  • Deliverables, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2014
  • PGH365, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2013
  • PGH365, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2011
  • Floating & Drifting, Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2010
  • Concepts, Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Commissions

  • 2021

  • 2018
  • nocontact/east2west, commission for Publication Studio


  • 2015
  • No Chill, MTV

  • 2015
  • Parklets, commission for NewHive


  • Press, Interviews & Lectures

  • 2022
  • Civilization, Issue 6 Contributor
  • 2022
  • Image Contribution, Spike Art Magazine








  • 2021
  • Artist Interview, hosted by Ever Gold Projects




  • 2021
  • Artist Interview on Art, on the internet, Rhizome

  • 2021
  • Panelist x3, NFT Happy Hour, Foundation

  • 2021
  • Condé Nast Artist Talk


  • 2021
  • Ikebana Tips for Software Design, IXDA Designer Talk
  • 2021
  • Civilization Issue 5 Contributor



  • 2020
  • Ikebana Tips for Software Design, Figma Inc.

  • 2020
  • Guest Critic – San Jose State University

  • 2018
  • Civilization Issue 1 contributor

  • 2018
  • Teaching Assistant, Peer2Peer Web Workshop, Decentralized Web Summit, San Francisco, CA


  • 2016
  • Artist Feature, NewHive newsletter

  • 2015
  • Future of Art Panelist, Real Future Fair


  • 2015
  • Artist Feature, NewHive newsletter



  • Awards, Grants & Certifications

  • 2023
  • Level 3 Sogetsu Ikebana Certification

  • 2019
  • Level 2 Sogetsu Ikebana Certification

  • 2018
  • Level 1 Sogetsu Ikebana Certification

  • 2015
  • AIGA Design Excellence Award

  • 2015
  • Dean's List, All Semesters

  • 2014
  • Edward Syzlinski Blue Sky Thinking Award

  • 2014
  • Small Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient