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Kate Disbro

Art Director / Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
think + create + communicate

Work Experience

Kate Disbro Design

Art Director / Designer

Taking projects from start to finish, including concept, design, production, estimating and billing.

Designing anything from branding, to print, to web or trade shows.
December 2008 - Present Chicago, Illinois, United States

Pivot Design

Senior Designer and Project Manager

I worked directly with clients to take projects from discovery, to concepts, thru print production and press checks. Coordinating timelines, budgets and pulling in other team members at Pivot. I worked mostly with healthcare clients, but touched on a wide variety of projects from branding, naming, print, web and trade shows.
May 2013 - July 2014 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Senior Graphic Designer

As a senior creative, I was responsible for visual development and creative execution of print, web and video projects. I worked directly with the art director, account manager, copywriter and director.
June 2012 - May 2013 North Chicago, Illinois, United States

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc

Senior Graphic Designer, Manager

Developing concepts and designs for brand collateral, multi-touch marketing campaigns and national events; including 3D direct mail, invitations, e-mail, web sites, event booth design, signage and branded items

Managing the daily creative department queue, communications with freelancers and vendors, and providing brand guidance for the company
October 2009 - June 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States

University Of Chicago, Medical Center Development Office

Graphic Designer

Managed design projects from start to finish, including client and
vendor meetings, press checks and billing

Designed invitations, proposals, posters and collateral
July 2008 - December 2008 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Context Marketing Group

Graphic Designer

Managed design projects from start to finish, including vendor meetings,
creative meetings and design process documentation

Designed logos, collateral, web sites, e-mail campaigns and trade show experiences
May 2007 - July 2008 Saugatuck, Michigan, United States

Fifth Third River Bank Run

Junior Designer

Collaborated on a student team to design the event logo, billboard and t-shirt

Formally presented work to the client, participated in a press conference
and provided final production files
September 2006 - May 2007 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Ferris State University

B.S. Graphic Design, Associates in Visual Design and Web Media

Big Rapids, Michigan, United States


Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite,

Additional Information

AIGA, member / 2005 – Present
AIGA Chicago Mentor Program / May – August 2010
AIGA Chicago Small Talks events co-chair / 2013 – 2014

Open Books, Chicago literacy organization
Book Buddies / weekly Aug – Dec 2009
Writing Workshop / Nov 2010