Kate founded KV+A in 2003. Her design skills and business savvy have benefited clients like David Easton, Laura Kirar, Arteriors Home, and Rockwell Group. She studied at Parsons School of Design, helped to launch the iconic retail concept Moss, and blazed trails in licensing and brand extensions in all categories of home product.
After a decade in the fine art world, Jocelyn McArthur joins KV+A as Operations Manager. Jocelyn works closely with each client, ensuring that every step in the process, from creative seed to product launch, is on track and executed at the highest level. Jocelyn liaisons with KV+A’s hand-selected outside consultants ensuring that our clients have the best talent on their project, and that deadlines are met and terms are honored by all parties.
Jessica Ludvik is KV+A’s Director of Client Services and New Business. Jessica evaluates all new business opportunities for KV+A, negotiates contracts, creates licensing strategies, assesses the potential value of private label collections, and leads all other aspects of business management and fiscal success for our clients. Jessica joins KV+A with an impressive career history, first working with industry maverick Charlotte Moss and then Frank de Biasi, whose firm quintupled in size under her management.
In Part II of this two part course, Kate Verner will focus on the business and legal aspects of licensing once you’ve signed the deal. She’ll share what you need to do to protect your designs, and how to make the most of your licensed collection. More info.
Connecticut / Greenwich Design District Day of Design: Licensing expert Kate Verner will dive into the details of expanding your brand by developing signature product lines. More info.
Boston Design Center: Licensing guru Kate Verner shares her expert knowledge about building a design empire. More info.
Los Angeles / Panel Discussion: Kate Verner is on hand to divulge her knowledge about building a design empire complete with private-label collections, licensing deals and brand extensions. More info.
New York School of Interior Design: Licensing agent Kate Verner will discuss the ins and outs and pros and cons of developing signature product lines. More info.