Kathleen's philosophy about design and education is founded on her studies at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, where experimental learning and creative approaches to problem solving were encouraged. These experiences refined her ideas about what is effective in childrens' educational materials. Her books and guides provide teachers and parents with a valuable learning tool that helps kids explore and absorb complex subjects while they enjoy themselves. Kathleen and her associates also provide new media and traditional design services including photography, illustration, and web site development.

Below: A spread from the Getting There guide illustrates Kathleen's approach to content presentation. Getting There is an introduction to trolley transportation in Los Angeles: past, present,and future. Kathleen created the borders at the top and bottom of the spread with trolley ephemera—most are 1934 Los Angeles Railway weekly passes. The guide unfolds to an illustrated map of the Gold Line Extension route, which is currently under construction. The map was designed and drawn by Los Angeles artist J. Michael Walker.
Below: Pages from the Painting the Beautiful book and the Union Station guide.