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College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty & Staff Profiles

 Gantt, Kat   Name:  Kathryn Gantt 
Title:  Adjunct Professor of Design 
M.F.A., Media Design and Branding
B.A., Web Design and Multimedia
A.A.S., Advertising and Design
Office:  304 McLaurin Hall  
Phone:  704/376-5889 

Gantt fulfills her passion for design through practice in her own studio. Creating interactive websites and viral marketing now joins the turnkey list of print, trade show, and photographic services at Paragon Studios. Her passion for teaching shines through her classes at two local universities where she uses her linear perspective and natural ability to translate technical information to develop and teach classes for aspiring designers.

Growing up, she was fortunate enough to gain the honesty, purity, and reward of hard work of her father’s country upbringing. From her mother, she gained the social graces of her small-town society properness. Gantt was a member of the International Thespian Society and was involved in the production of performances and art shows throughout high school. 

She received the Outstanding Art Student Award in 1977 at Wingate College; was on the Honor Roll at East Carolina University in 1981; and was involved with AIGA and graduated with honors from Central Piedmont Community College with an A.A.S. in advertising and design in 2003. At that time she also became a Certified Photographic Counselor with the Photographic Merchants Association, served on the board of the Opera Guild of Charlotte, and provided graphic design for the Opera Guild and the Council for Children. 

Gantt was the vice president of education for Business Marketing Association of the Carolinas for 2006. That year, she also received the National Flossing Council Grand Prix Award for her billboard design and the Top Choice Award for Outstanding Instructional Contribution at CPCC. In December 2010, she will complete her M.F.A. in media design and branding. She has taken a wide range of wonderful experiences and developed a unique set of talents. With these talents and hard work, she creates solutions that speak to her audience on a psychological level that sticks. She shares her diverse knowledge by sparking the joy of learning through teaching and making a lasting impression upon those she teaches and works with.