#WeAreGapInc: Meet Katie

Athleta

More than the clothes we create, Gap Inc. is defined by its people. Meet some of the talented people who make Gap Inc. great. #WeAreGapInc


What do you do for Gap Inc.?

I create bottoms for Athleta with my amazing cross-functional team! I work from sketch all the way through to store, and on everything in between.

What inspires you?

Food, family, and friends. I love cooking, and I love learning new recipes or techniques related to food. I find it so inspiring to see what chefs are creating these days. My recent favorite was an “egg” made from panna cotta and passion fruit sorbet.

Style personality

It totally varies. Some days I look like an NYC transplant (all black everything + sneakers) and other days I look like I just came from the studio (head-to-toe workout gear). And then other days I look like a linen cloud ready for the beach.

Go-to outfit

Black jeans, a tee, and I usually dress it up with cool shoes and a coat.

All-time favorite piece of clothing

My wool plaid reversible coat! I wear it all the time. So easy and fun.

Last purchase (doesn’t haven’t to be clothes)

I just bought a ceramics class package for this Fall. Trying to get creative again!

What you’ve learned from customers

Everyone is different, and it takes a village to get the right products into the right stores for our customers. And one of the biggest things I’ve learned is that you should always trust your customer.

First job

Working with my dad – as a silversmith! I learned a lot about metals, heat, hammering, you name it.

Epiphany moment

Standing on a cliff in Cinque Terre in Italy, I learned that I am a travel ADDICT. I love discovering new places and talking to new people and hearing their stories.

Always puts you in a good mood

FRIENDS. I feed off of other people’s laughter..but I also love a good yoga class.

Something people don’t know about you

I love to sing, but it’s scary to do out loud, so I never do… 

What makes you most excited to come to work in the morning?

The people. Gap Inc. & Athleta have showed me that it’s not just about the work. It’s about the relationships you make, foster, and help to grow. We’re all in this together. I’ve made such good friends here at Gap Inc.

What makes your job unique?

I get to work with pretty much every function in the company! Production touches so many points of the pipeline, and we work with so many teams. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job. 

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