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What folks are saying.

Kate is ridiculous. Not in the traditional sense (though she is hilarious), but rather ridiculous in how talented she is. Whether it is adding unique perspective to brainstorms, helping craft conceptual visual ideas or designing up a storm based on existing creative direction, she is who I want on my team.... not only for the technical prowess, but the manner in which she performs... with true partnership, lack of ego, self-directed when needed, and all with a smile. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

Matthew TerryDirector of Experience Design, VMLY&R

Kate is a bright shining team player,
with energy and talent to keep everyone around her not only energized but super-creative.
She's never had a bad day in her life...and her demeanor shows through in her work!
She's a delight to work with and be around. Great designer, multi-talented and versatile,
and always smiling!

Steve GordonMarketing Communications Consultant (SVP, Campbell Mithun)

I had the opportunity to work with Kate as both a contractor and as a salaried employee. I found Kate to be resourceful and responsive in her ability to bring creative solutions to strategies. She always kept up on trends that made sure her work was reflective of rapidly changing consumer tastes.

Melvin Tennant, II MA, CAEExperienced and Innovative Destination Marketing Executive, Meet Minneapolis

Kate created my company logo. I was impressed with her interactive and consultative process. She met with me to better understand the mission and the audience I was trying to reach. She then developed several designs. With each iteration she solicited my feedback and gave further choices and recommendations. I am very pleased with the end design. I recommend Kate for design work, she's got a great eye and is able to incorporate clients' perspectives so the final product is clean, artistic and reflective of the business.

Shayne FettigFood Allergy Dynamics

Kate is great to work with — she's a creative thinker with a great attitude and a flexible approach. I really appreciate her ability to quickly grasp the most important aspects of a project and deliver on them, on schedule.

Kelly BartellExecutive Creative Director, The Agency Co (Associate Creative Director, Catapult Marketing)

Kate was awesome to work with, definitely has the design and management skills to deliver on any project with any time line. Her experience as a designer shows in leading other designers and projects. I'm glad to have worked with Kate, because if I ever need a go-to-get it done, and done well designer,
I feel most comfortable collaborating or recommending her for work.
It's always good to know great designers and most importantly good people like Kate.

Chad AmonDirector of Product Design, Design System at Informatica

Kate is a creative who really thinks about things from a different point of view and sees other angles to projects that can help a team look at things differently. She's a hard worker who dedicates herself to the tasks she is focused on. She encourages others to think creatively. As a colleague, Kate could liven up the office with her laugh. Or maybe a song (she's also a talented singer). She excelled when she had an opportunity to design something new and fresh. When working on a new logo for our organization with an outside agency, she took what they provided and improved upon it by really understanding the brand we represent. Her mark on that logo will stay with the company (perhaps forever!) in setting our brand identification and style. Overall, Kate will bring ideas and fresh perspective
to whatever tasks are before her.

Kristen Hirsch MontagMedia/Communications Manager, Meet Minneapolis
Who the heck is Kate?

What folks are saying.

Kate is ridiculous. Not in the traditional sense (though she is hilarious), but rather ridiculous in how talented she is. Whether it is adding unique perspective to brainstorms, helping craft conceptual visual ideas or designing up a storm based on existing creative direction, she is who I want on my team.... not only for the technical prowess, but the manner in which she performs... with true partnership, lack of ego, self-directed when needed, and all with a smile. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

Matthew TerryDirector of Experience Design, VMLY&R

Kate is a bright shining team player,
with energy and talent to keep everyone around her not only energized but super-creative.
She's never had a bad day in her life...and her demeanor shows through in her work!
She's a delight to work with and be around. Great designer, multi-talented and versatile,
and always smiling!

Steve GordonMarketing Communications Consultant (SVP, Campbell Mithun)

I had the opportunity to work with Kate as both a contractor and as a salaried employee. I found Kate to be resourceful and responsive in her ability to bring creative solutions to strategies. She always kept up on trends that made sure her work was reflective of rapidly changing consumer tastes.

Melvin Tennant, II MA, CAEExperienced and Innovative Destination Marketing Executive, Meet Minneapolis

Kate created my company logo. I was impressed with her interactive and consultative process. She met with me to better understand the mission and the audience I was trying to reach. She then developed several designs. With each iteration she solicited my feedback and gave further choices and recommendations. I am very pleased with the end design. I recommend Kate for design work, she's got a great eye and is able to incorporate clients' perspectives so the final product is clean, artistic and reflective of the business.

Shayne FettigFood Allergy Dynamics

Kate is great to work with — she's a creative thinker with a great attitude and a flexible approach. I really appreciate her ability to quickly grasp the most important aspects of a project and deliver on them, on schedule.

Kelly BartellExecutive Creative Director, The Agency Co (Associate Creative Director, Catapult Marketing)

Kate was awesome to work with, definitely has the design and management skills to deliver on any project with any time line. Her experience as a designer shows in leading other designers and projects. I'm glad to have worked with Kate, because if I ever need a go-to-get it done, and done well designer,
I feel most comfortable collaborating or recommending her for work.
It's always good to know great designers and most importantly good people like Kate.

Chad AmonDirector of Product Design, Design System at Informatica

Kate is a creative who really thinks about things from a different point of view and sees other angles to projects that can help a team look at things differently. She's a hard worker who dedicates herself to the tasks she is focused on. She encourages others to think creatively. As a colleague, Kate could liven up the office with her laugh. Or maybe a song (she's also a talented singer). She excelled when she had an opportunity to design something new and fresh. When working on a new logo for our organization with an outside agency, she took what they provided and improved upon it by really understanding the brand we represent. Her mark on that logo will stay with the company (perhaps forever!) in setting our brand identification and style. Overall, Kate will bring ideas and fresh perspective
to whatever tasks are before her.

Kristen Hirsch MontagMedia/Communications Manager, Meet Minneapolis
Who the heck is Kate?

Your Friend by Design

Working with a mix of unique folks keeps us smiling, energetic and on our creative toes. From fortune 500’s to local advertising agencies; to your favorite household brands; to gear and adventure junkies near and far, a handful of music folk and the mom and pop next door, every partnership makes us smile.

Communicating is the core of all we do. We listen because we care; we flex and mold to your individual project needs; we collaborate to fortify brand. Clients to partners and right on into friends, we are committed to the people and brands we work with. Immersing ourselves in your brand we will uncover the messaging and mediums best suited in engaging your audience, crafting each project with precision.

Our principal Gieka, Kate Giebink, is available via contract or on a per project basis. No project too small or too big, she is inspired by driving results. Explore our projects below and contact Kate to start your next project.

Areas of Expertise

  • Brand Identity Design & Development
  • Campaign Strategy, Design & Development
  • Website UI/UX Design
  • Front End Development
  • Shopper, Retail & POS
  • Video Direction & Editing
  • Motion Design
  • Event Touchpoints
  • Environmental Graphics & Wraps

Your Friend by Design

Working with a mix of unique folks keeps us smiling, energetic and on our creative toes. From fortune 500’s to local advertising agencies; to your favorite household brands; to gear and adventure junkies near and far, a handful of music folk and the mom and pop next door, every partnership makes us smile.

Communicating is the core of all we do. We listen because we care; we flex and mold to your individual project needs; we collaborate to fortify brand. Clients to partners and right on into friends, we are committed to the people and brands we work with. Immersing ourselves in your brand we will uncover the messaging and mediums best suited in engaging your audience, crafting each project with precision.

Our principal Gieka, Kate Giebink, is available via contract or on a per project basis. No project too small or too big, she is inspired by driving results. Explore our projects below and contact Kate to start your next project.

Areas of Expertise

  • Brand Identity Design & Development
  • Campaign Strategy, Design & Development
  • Website UI/UX Design
  • Front End Development
  • Shopper, Retail & POS
  • Video Direction & Editing
  • Motion Design
  • Event Touchpoints
  • Environmental Graphics & Wraps

Meet Kate

Kate Giebink

Creative Director, Designer & Captain

No seriously, she is also a captain but you don’t have to address her by captain….that is if you really want to live on the edge.

Born on the great northern lakes of Minnesota, grown on home spun stories of adventure and always in pursuit of capturing an audience with a big voice. Kate’s passion for exploring the brand stories that fill our lives aligns with her career in creative direction, graphic design and motion; specializing in creating core brand stories via digital, print and human media platforms. With a pulse on emerging platforms and trends, Kate excels at fostering a creative environment focused on team growth, working efficiently on multiple projects while mastering creative under tight deadlines.

Fun Random Facts.

Kate is naked without a camera in hand and alway has her bug out bag filled with essential supplies including bass and microphone should emergency entertainment relief be required. First women to accomplish the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open, an event fashioned after the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic. Kate covered over 100 miles through the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area in Montana via foot, packraft, over fallen tree, across raging stream and in the close company of one of the nation’s largest Grizzly populations fresh from a long winter nap. Long time performer in the Minneapolis music scene; performing with bands including The Fleetwood Mac Attack and Steeling Dan; in 2018 Kate traded the bright lights of stage for infinite horizons, setting sail across the Atlantic and captaining over 14,000 nautical miles at sea to date.

Get in touch with Kate.

Catchy ditty performed by Kate just for you. Yeah Lullabot was cool but go ahead and insert your own name.