About Kathy Vander

With over 35 years of experience producing, directing and writing corporate videos, online/digital training courses and independent documentary films, Kathy is the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including an Emmy Award for her work at ABC-TV in Detroit. As an Instructional Designer, she is enthusiastic about managing projects from concept to completion with an emphasis on collaboration between the creative and business teams at Hudson Collective/Hudson Media Production.

Imaginative storytelling is at the root of every project Kathy works on whether it’s for television, corporate, educational or nonprofit clients. As the industry has evolved, Kathy has grown with it by working with a variety of companies and clients, including WXYZ-TV Detroit, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Volkswagen of America, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation, Audi of America, United States National Resources Conservation Service and Ford Motor Company.

After receiving her master’s degree in Instructional Design, she developed and designed custom eLearning courses as well as led the implementation of learning management systems for Fortune 500 corporations and non-profit organizations.

For over 20 years, Kathy’s passion to support and help K-12 students in Michigan develop their creative voice through visual imagery and storytelling found a home in the 501c3 nonprofit organization, Digital Arts, Film & Television (DAFT). Kathy is also co-director of DAFT’s Michigan Student Film Festival–the longest running student film festival in the country.

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