Guess Who’s Back…Katie’s Back… In Milwaukee!

by Katie Felten, April 16th 2012

Change isn’t easy, but sometimes you just know when something feels right.  This feels right, and I couldn’t be more excited for the future…

I’m thrilled to share this with all of you: as of the 12th of this month I’ve joined Translator, an experience design agency based in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.

Our agency is focused on strategy, planning, program management and experience thinking for clients and startups alike. We continue our relationships with maintaining involvement with concepting, user experience design, visual design, and storytelling for the online and offline worlds.  We work with a variety of local and national clients who come to us with business and marketing problems both large and small.

For those of you who know me well, and know that I have admired Mark Fairbanks and Cindi Thomas and what they are building with Translator since day one, you can only imagine my excitement to get the opportunity to be an “Official Member of the Translator Team” and work with my good friends.

This truly is an opportunity where my love for digital/marketing/social and getting to work with brilliant people came together at the perfect time, and I’m grateful I was standing at that intersection when it did. I will be wasting no time getting my feet wet in my new position.

One feature of our agency is the open lab we have every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Anyone from the community is invited to visit and discuss the posted idea for the morning or bring any idea of your own to discuss.  This occurs in a very relaxed, casual setting with free coffee.

We aim to open the conversation to a larger audience, embrace the art of experience and bring an entirely new way of thinking and connecting to the community. Our goal is to create a reason and place for like minds to come together across industries, genres and backgrounds.

It was difficult to leave Hashable after building their community from scratch.  However, this is a natural step forward for my career: giving me the opportunity to continually challenge myself in whole new ways, and provide me with a chance to experience another professional environment.

To everyone who helped me achieve this new goal and advance my career to the next level, I truly appreciate it.

I hope you’ll all continue to follow my journey and to learn a little more about our agency please visit one of our open lab sessions on a Tuesday or Thursday morning between 8am and 10am.

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