Katie Johnston-Smith

Creative Producer

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Where did you grow up? Pittsburgh, PA

What company (or companies) did you work at before Scale? Freeosk, Demo Duck Video, and as a Freelance Producer

Do you have any skills, talents, or hobbies that most people don’t know about? My college degree is in music/ musical theater – I use these skills present-day to write songs about my feelings and play in a local cover band.

If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be? (Don’t overthink it!) Northern Michigan 

When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A professional musician 

Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me… Listening to a great record and enjoying some Groundswell coffee

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? As a kind and fair advocate 

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? Going to a Jack White concert

Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled? Kagoshima, Japan

What’s your favorite bar or restaurant in your city (Chicago)? The Long Room/ Bad Johnny’s Pizza (Bad Johnny’s is located IN the Long Room – PERFECTION)

What’s your favorite thing about your city (Chicago)? The people. Chicago is composed of kind people with good hearts who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. It’s probably why we don’t have a Real Housewives franchise. 

What’s your go-to Karaoke song? Danger High Voltage – Electric Six

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