Katie Williams is a journalist, writer, consultant, and communications professional based in Melbourne, Australia. She is particularly well known for her work in highlighting the cultural impact and development of video games, but also has a keen interest in the areas of social media and marketing, innovative technologies, fashion, and style. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a focus on Games and Interactivity.
She has been writing professionally since 2010, and has appeared in publications such as PC Gamer, GameSpy, PC PowerPlay, IGN, Kotaku, Hyper, The Escapist, Atomic, Warcry, Games.on.net, and Unwinnable. She has collected some of her work for your perusal right here.
Katie has been invited to share her expertise at several high-profile events in Australia. In 2013 she was Director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival. She has been a speaker for the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Emerging Writers Festival, the Australian Human Rights Commission, The International Game Developers Association of Melbourne, and the Freeplay Independent Games Festival. She has also been a judge for the Freeplay Awards of 2012 and the Global Game Jam in Melbourne in both 2012 and 2014.
She is a founding member and creative director of the experimental development studio Tiny Machine Collective.
In her spare time Katie blogs about style and sewing at her other blog, Oh Comely. At any given moment, she can probably be found conducting important research in her quest for the perfect flat white, listening to bad hip-hop unironically, or burying her face into the belly fluff of a very unimpressed tabby cat.