A resident of Cos Cob, Connecticut, Kathryn Hopper works as a self-employed artist, specializing in handmade ceramic wall sculptures and black and white photography. Ms. Hopper has also developed a series of ceramic tiles inspired by traditional American fabric designs. Her portfolio of photography addresses political satire, landscapes, and animals, among other images.
Kathryn Hopper’s work in ceramics and photography is the culmination of a varied career that includes positions as a broadcasting account executive and marketing consultant. In the early and mid-1990s, Kathryn Hopper began her career with CBS Worldwide Inc. and The Wagner Group. For both companies, Ms. Hopper managed clients’ marketing needs and analyzed the efficacy of media campaigns.
In 1996, Kathryn Hopper’s career took a different path when she started working as a marketing consultant with Baird & Warner Real Estate, a full-service real estate firm based in Chicago. In this capacity, Kathryn Hopper’s job was to help the company break into the real estate market for residential properties valued over $2 million. At Baird & Warner, Ms. Hopper’s responsibilities included creating a marketing plan for the company, a process that included hiring a design firm and presenting the program to the company’s 1,200 agents.
Kathryn Hopper studied urban planning at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. Ms. Hopper is a 1987 graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Political Science. Kathryn Hopper has continued her education with non-degree courses in ceramics, drawing, textiles and finishes, welding, non-fiction creative writing, and photography. She also completed a Career Discovery Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, again exploring urban planning.