About the Artist
Originally born in Texas, grew up in Atlanta. I went to Samford University in Birmingham, AL for my BA in English. I minored in fine art and freelanced every creative project I could.
I moved to San Diego with a 1-way ticket four years ago. I currently run a brand strategy and copywriting business and I travel often for conferences. I also go on bi-annual trips with my 30+ friend clan called “The Avengrs.”
- Health | Wellbeing
- Faith | Alignment
- Intimacy | Communication
- Essentialism | Clarity
- Beauty | Wonder
- Innovating | Pioneering
My story is about moving from fear and silence to just feeling happy.
The full story is below.
I also post personal thoughts frequently on Instagram @katy__ward.
Your feedback means a lot to me. I want to know what you love and what you want to see.
Please comment or email me about any thoughts or questions you have. 😉
Like all personal stories, mine has a dream, a fall, and a new opportunity.
- Dad says I am a masterpiece.
- The world is a magical place.
- And God has a beautiful story for my life, bigger than I can imagine.
- I am no longer a masterpiece.
- The magic world has vanished.
- And God needs me to be responsible.
But, from there I did begin to let people in. I started to take risks. I met people different than me and began my entrepreneurial – or, freelance – efforts as a creative. I was a makeup artist, journalist, model, professional dancer, face painter, stylist, and art museum event intern. I started dating (lightly). By my senior year in college, I took the risk to work at a hostel in San Diego for our Jan Term month, and I fell in love with the city.
Wow, you’re still here.
Here’s some cool stuff to click on.
Current Favorite Things
Building a Story Brand by Don Miller | My Oura Ring | 100% dark chocolate | Guatemalan single-origin coffee | Lara Croft | Crying in Disney live-action remakes | My KILLER Spotify playlists | My epic younger brothers, John and Daniel | Waking up at 6 am | Benefit Corporations and B Lab
The Gene Keys | Jungian Symbology | Quantum physics | Epigenetics | Exponential technology | The UN Global Goals | The Sartorialist | My Paris Google Maps list of healthy cafes | How to retire early | States of consciousness and medicinal psychedelic micro-dosing | How to throw otherworldly events and parties | The singularity & futurism
Top Thinkers / Philosophies
- C.S. Lewis
- Joseph Campbell, Kierkegaard
- Heidegger, Werner Erhard
- Peter Diamandis & Dan Sullivan
- The Impressionist painters & Jazz Age authors
- Greek and Roman mythology, platonic philosophy
- Chesterton, Tolkien
- Norse mythology
- Naturopathic & bio-feedback health practices
100 Friends for 100 Years
I’m part of a friend group we call “The Avngers.” We meet twice a year internationally and just build relationships and grow together. On the left there are some videos that the organizer, Skip put together.
This group changed my life, and showed me how critical community is to happiness… it’s as important as my health, totally non-negotiable.
Why I Believe Brands
Can Transform Culture
This interview (right) is about how to find your ideal customer and tell your brand story clearly.
I also share why I see brands as the #1 agent in transforming people’s mindsets… and how we can do it through social good business.