Welcome, Katherine!

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KATHERINE OTTEN is originally from Columbus, Ohio and has lived in Oregon for over 20 years. She joined Fat Pencil in January 2023 after moving back to Portland from Corvallis in the summer of 2022. She holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature from Pomona College.

Katherine’s past employers include the State Department in DC; print publishers in Los Angeles and San Francisco; an asset management firm; the Oregon Zoo; herself as a restaurant owner; and a hemp seed farm.

In her free time, Katherine enjoys going on walks with her dog Cooper, riffing on “Dallas” reruns with her family, and solving word and jigsaw puzzles. She brings her communications and support skills, facilitation expertise, and good humor to Fat Pencil Studio.


Ben Gramann is a Designer at Fat Pencil Studio