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  Kathryn Pritchett
Professional/Personal Overview
  A well-published freelancer, I write primarily about design topics including architecture, interiors, garden design and travel. Living in the Bay Area and working for national design publications, I've had the good fortune to interview high-end design professionals as well as grass roots DIY enthusiasts. Along with my features work, I've been a newspaper columnist for over a decade now reporting on my own travel and design adventures with a sense of style and good humor. Look for samples of my work on my website: http://thingselemental.com.
Work Info
Social Media 6 Years
Reporter 20 Years
Newspaper Columnist 15 Years
Home & Garden 20 Years
Humor 12 Years
Travel 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Bay Area News Group (11+), Spaces Magazine (11+), Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace (11+), California Homes Magazine (6-10), Diablo Magazine (6-10), Marin Homes (3-5), California Homes + Design (3-5)
Other Work History
Book Reviews--AOL, literary journals
PR for Williams Sonoma, Inc., individual design clients
Computer Skills
Programs/Applications--Word, Scrivener
Operating Systems--OS 10
Laptop, Digital Camera
Foreign Language Skills
A little German
Joan Morris/ Bay Area News Group, Kris Carber/ Spaces Magazine, Lisa Jorge de Silva/Williams Sonoma, Inc.
I've renovated several older homes, run a major Bay Area garden tour, quilt and knit more projects than I will ever display/wear--lots of hands on design experience and love to travel.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Columns/Personal Essays  
(Bay Area Newsgroup, 12/25/2009)
As part of an upcoming move, I decided to give away all the quilting fabric I'd stockpiled over the years. Who knew it would benefit others and reignite my interest in quilting?
Design Features  
(Bay Area News Group, 3/21/2013)
Salvage yards are terrific resources for designers and homedwellers looking to find unusual, environmentally-friendly decor. This feature interviews salvage yard owners, designers and HGTV celebrity decorator Joanne Palmisano about how to find great home decor at a salvage or reuse yard.
(Bay Area Newsgroup, 11/14/2009)
Design professionals participating in the annual Dining by Design event held at the San Francisco Design Center share innovative tabletop ideas.
(Contra Costa Times, 4/25/2008)
Ideas for incorporating green design.
Designer Profiles  
(Williams-Sonoma, Inc., 5/3/2013)
I love talking to design professionals about their work. For the past several years I've been writing Designer Spotlights for Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s "Designer Marketplace." This is a recent interview with Alice T. Chan of HGTV's "Power Broker."
Contact Info
  Kathryn Pritchett
Oakland, CA 94611

E-Mail: pritchett.kathryn@gmail.com
Website: http://thingselemental.com