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Graphic Designer. Typography + color guru. New adventure addict. Aspiring world traveler. Food lover. Book reader. Craft beer + wine enthusiast. Football fanatic. Volunteer + mentor. Hiker. Movie buff. Knitter.

After leaving her Nebraska country home for the big city of Des Moines(!), Kate attended Drake Universi… Read More
Graphic Designer. Typography + color guru. New adventure addict. Aspiring world traveler. Food lover. Book reader. Craft beer + wine enthusiast. Football fanatic. Volunteer + mentor. Hiker. Movie buff. Knitter.

After leaving her Nebraska country home for the big city of Des Moines(!), Kate attended Drake University. Graduating in 2006 with a lengthy list of Bachelor's Degree majors and minors she stuck around and started her career at REL Productions. As a Production Artist there she designed brand marks, identity and collateral materials, websites and manage a private labeling client. Currently, Kate is a Senior Graphic Designer at Active Interest Media (previously August Home Publishing) for "Garden Gate" magazine, a bi-monthly publication. Her responsibilities include designing page layouts, art directing photography shoots, getting images web-ready for their weekly eNotes and creating demos of the magazine for digital platforms.

Kate has also been active in AIGA, the professional association for design, for 11 years and concluded her two terms as the President of the Iowa Chapter in June 2015, after serving for 4 years. During her two terms, Kate has focused on the overall direction and vision of the chapter and oversaw chapter communications and tasks of anywhere from 8 to 18 Directors during a given time. Read Less
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