Katherine Amy Vegais creating media arts, design, Burning Hot Events, and more
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About Katherine Amy Vega
Hi! I am a multimedia artist, entrepreneur, manager, freelancer, dancer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and more!I am currently in the process of rebranding my Patreon to make it more personalized. It was under Kataklizmic Design, my business name. I think that people are more compelled to support a creator if there's a face to them.
Here's a super old (2017) video about me and my art...
So, that being said... I have not yet finished re-branding, but a lot will also stay the same. This Patreon is actually supporting not only myself, but the team I manage for my independent online publication, Burning Hot Events. I am not turning any profit here as-of-yet... I am using Patreon funds to pay for my monthly business software expenses, which make both Kataklizmic Design and Burning Hot Events possible. I pay my team members out-of-pocket as much as I can, and I long to give them so much more, because they deserve it.
But anyway... please read about my business, publication, and team below!
Kataklizmic Design is a media arts & branding business focused on providing services catered to bands and other artists of all types primarily, as well as business and individuals. I am the owner, artist & service provider behind the business, and I have ample professional experience and great reviews in photography, video production, website design & development, graphic design, & print design (prepress).
Kataklizmic Design launched the online publication called Burning Hot Events in April 2016. A small community of team members has grown quickly since the launch, and Team Kataklizmic wants to expand and develop a bigger artistic community in Arizona that builds collaborative relationships and supports artists, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.
We want to recruit more members to the team in order to grow and offer exciting opportunities to professional, passionate, dependable, and efficient individuals with big dreams. We're promoting the gig life!
Burning Hot Events offers high quality combination of concert reviews and photography in Phoenix, artist interviews, an event calendar and promotion, & a concert photography web series (in development)! We also share behind-the-scenes and live peeks into events on our social media and Patreon! We have covered world-renowned artists such as: Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, P!nk, Ben Folds, Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Blink-182, STYX, Journey, Scorpions, Shania Twain, A Perfect Circle, Lacuna Coil, Lindsey Stirling, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, CHVRCHES, Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, Def Leppard, AFI, Yellowcard, Sleigh Bells, Underoath, and many more. We've interviewed artists like The Maine, The Wrecks, Post Animal, The Faim, MRCH, Jane N' The Jungle, Swindy, and more.
We are are working to increase interactivity with our fans! We plan to grow Burning Hot Events and review more types of events and genres, do more video interviews, increase support for the local scene, give further behind-the-scenes peeks into what we do, and more!
Our active team consists of a Manager, Journalists, Editors, and Photographers / Videographers, and a Content Editor:
Owner, Manager, Media Artist: Katherine Amy Vega
- Debbie Malone
- Brandon Biallas
- Kimberly Capria
- Brittney Coon
- Mark Greenawalt
- Rodrigo Izquierdo
- Ryan Novak
- Nate Wert
- Katherine Amy Vega (Concerts, Portraits)
- Rodrigo Izquierdo (Concerts)
- Mark Greenawalt (Concerts, Portraits)
- Andrea Stoica (Concerts)
- Jim Hesterman (Portraits)
- Katherine Amy Vega
- Jim Hesterman (Interviews)
- Katherine Amy Vega (Chief Editor)
- Will Bloodworth
- Sean Tingle
Content Editor: Brianne Dunn (Press Releases, Article Prep)
What We Need Help With...
Equipment, gas, parking, software, web hosting, promotion, time, labor, and more staff members! And if you fund our team, you're not only supporting us... You're supporting the an artistic community and renowned artists that roll into town, because you are helping us to support them!
This work is out-of-pocket, on top of demanding full-time jobs, business management, and freelancing/contract work.
Burning Hot Events is funded
by Patreon alone.
This is hard, valuable work that contributes to and artistically enriched culture and community, and we mean to defy the norm! To do this, there are expenses we need help covering to keep this going and growing. And unlike other publications, we do not want to resort to skeezy and obnoxious ads to stay afloat!
In addition to the donations, we have relevant and reputable affiliates like Ticketfly, Amazon, and more. The results have been negligible so far, but we will continue work hard to monetize this project in creative new ways. We are also interested in creating more videos that can be monetized on YouTube, and we need powerful machines to be able to edit videos in a timely manner. This is one of the major projects in development by Kataklizmic Design... The others being " Band Identity" service packages for bands, and the Concertographer Cam web series (sadly, on hiatus).