Born in New York, Kate Burger attended Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she studied merchandising and marketing, as well as display and exhibit design. On earning her bachelors degree in fashion merchandising management, she joined the visual display team for trend-surfing clothing and home goods retailer, Anthropologie. In 2004, she jumped at the opportunity to move west with the company and quickly became a lead display coordinator in the Los Angeles region.
After three years on the visual team, Ms Burger left Anthropologie to launch K8 Vision, her own company specializing in set styling and visual displays. Initially focused on set design, set construction and prop styling, Ms Burger’s enthusiasm and talent for elaborate window dressing and sumptuous store displays saw K8 Vision’s star quickly rise in the design industry.
K8 Vision regularly provides display design and execution for large retail stores including Anthropologie and Sony, while servicing chic boutiques like Giannetti Home in Santa Monica, and YAS Fitness Centers and others on trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd., in Venice, California.
K8 Vision excels in collaborative design projects with and for art directors, production designers and photographers. Clients include photographer Karyn Millet, interior designer Brooke Giannetti, textile designer Annette Tatum and others. K8 Vision also excels at set decorating for photo shoots and television productions.
Event design and styling is another K8 Vision specialty, and Ms Burger works closely with event coordinators to produce distinctive weddings and very special special events. In Los Angeles, K8 Vision has styled weddings featured in The Knot magazine, and provided elaborate displays for Hollywood fundraisers like Milk + Bookies Storytime Celebrations. Corporate event client George P. Johnson has enlisted K8 Vision’s services for the 2010 and 2011 International Auto Show.
Ms Burger has a keen vision for K8 Vision and for continuing to nurture her own passion for design: “Creativity, attention to detail and organization are key aspects of every job I do,” she says. “My experience using materials in imaginative, innovative ways and my thorough knowledge of prop resources make for limitless design possibilities. My goal on every project is to create not only client satisfaction, but client delight!”