If you live in DC, or are just heading here for a visit, take a look at this printable deck of illos highlighting 14 of my favorite DC ARTS programs and places. When Neenah Paper asked me to show the best part of my city through drawings for their new promotional book I chose to show how creative this city is, as opposed to representing the obvious (insert The White House and Abraham Lincoln here). You can read more about the Neenah Paper project here....

Click on the image to download the PDF.

Click on the image to download the PDF.


A few months back I was asked to create a page of illustrations that highlighted and aspect of the city I live in. Washington, D.C. is an interesting place with many histories and layers of complexity. There ARE people who have lived in DC their whole life, believe it or not. I moved here about 6 years ago for graduate school. It took awhile to find my place but thriving creative community is where I have landed.


So when Neenah Paper decided to contact up and coming artist in up and coming cities to highlight their favorite parts I chose to create a page of icon representations of my favorite Arts organizations and places. The legend is as follows: 1. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2. The Phillips Collection 3. Comet Ping Pong 4. Hamiltonian Gallery 5. Art Enables 6. Sixth and I Synagogue 7. Black Cat 8. Shakespeare Theatre Company 9. Dance Place 10. Atlas Performing Arts Center 11. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 12. Flashpoint Gallery 13. Capital Fringe 14. National Gallery of Art 

You can check out the full interview HERE!


Ok, I am searching high and low for the perfect summer intern! If you live in the DC area and are interested in the job please send your resume by April 22nd, 2015 (that’s Earth Day and a Wednesday) to info@katezarembacompany(dot)com with the subject: I WANT TO BE YOUR INTERN. Please include a picture or self portrait and any special skills you might have like break dancing, magic tricks, sewing, or inward singing. More details below….

Pineapple Lady Collage by Kate Zaremba


1. Loves pattern, is familiar with photoshop or light room, and happy listening to a variety of podcasts such as All Songs Considered, Ted Radio Hour, Desert Island DiscsInvisibiliaAll Things Considered, and Science Friday

2. Has some experience cutting with an exacto knife (safely!) 

3. Isn’t afraid to have their picture taken or take a picture

4.  Is in school for (or previously studied) one of the following:                                                                      

        a. Something Art/Photography/Design related OR                                                                

        b. Charms, Herbology, and Divination at Hogwarts School or Witchcraft and Wizardry (all three being pre-requisites)

5. Is a hard worker, not afraid to get their hands dirty, and is game for an impromptu dance party when we are playing my new favorite band Sylvan Esso while we work

6. Will be available 2 times a week (or the hours your school requires if you’re getting class credit)

What will you actually be doing? You will be assisting me as we develop a surface design workshop here in D.C., helping me take and edit photos, create videos for the website and social media, cut down wallpaper, pack and ship orders, use this really cool organizational computer program called excel to update inventory (ok….NOT really cool but it is helpful), respond to emails and inquiries, help out at events and outside photo-shoots, update website content and write blog posts, and likely get your picture taken.

What will you be learning? By the end of the summer you will understand how a design business is run, how to do in-house product photography, edit photos, create images and videos for social media, how to cut in a straight line if you didn’t know already, and a whole lot more. This will be a hands on internship so please be prepared to get stuck in!

Ok, I really cannot wait to meet you! If are wearing the Pineapple Lady outfit on your first day that would be incredible but it’s not a must (nor do you have to be a lady to apply).


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