AIGA OK: Katty Huertas, Talk + Workshop


Students—$50 total for both the talk and the workshop!

Non-members—$80 total for both the talk and the workshop!

Fri. March 11 — Katty Huertas | Talk

Doors at 6, Starts at 6:30

The Yale Theater, 227 SW 25th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

FREE for members | $25 for non-members | $15 for students

Katty Huertas discusses her career showing behind the scenes of some of her commercial and editorial projects giving an insight on how they came to be. With a background in studio art and a masters in graphic design, Katty will share how having a diverse set of skills is a great asset that is often overlooked in favor of specialization. Katty will share insights on using her design skills to elevate her other interests as well as on how to create a sustainable illustration career and how her new role as an art director influences her practice.

Sat. March 12 — Katty Huertas | Editorial Illustration Workshop


The Yale Theater, 227 SW 25th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

$50 for members | $70 for non-members | $40 for students

Thinking Conceptually

Regardless of the medium, editorial illustration is rooted in conceptual and often fast thinking. In this workshop, we’ll play with image making and will talk about new ways to think on how to conceptualize a story to end up with a finished piece.

Whether through digital collage, drawing, or good old pen, paper and scissors we’ll create a visual piece that can convey an idea, discussing the ins and outs of how to reach out to art directors and get commission work.


Katty Huertas

Katty Huertas is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Colombia and based in Washington DC. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her work explores identity, folklore, and double standards, among other subjects. Inspired by maximalism her work is full of detail. She combines analog and digital mediums such as painting, sculpture, fiber work, book arts, digital drawing, and animation. Katty's work has been shown in galleries in multiple locations including New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington DC, Austin, and Bogota, Colombia. Her work has also been featured by Creative Review, AIGA NY, Tumblr, VSCO, LEDBaltimore, Adobe, Behance, Society 6, 21Wallpaper, and Booooooom. Her client list includes Adobe, Disney +, HBO Max, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Nickelodeon, Red Bull Music Academy, BuzzFeed News, and the Women’s March among others. Previously she worked at NBC News as an editorial designer for TODAY. Currently, she's a designer and art director at The Washington Post.

Check out her work here.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours will be required for entry to both events—no exceptions. Please plan ahead.

When & Where
Fri, Mar 11, 2022 - Sat, Mar 12, 2022 6:00 PM - 11:00 AM CST
The Yale Theater
227 Southwest 25th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73109