I’m Kate, but my dad calls me KJ. He also threw me into art classes after the first kindergarten parent-teacher conference where he learned I wouldn’t stop drawing on the desks (which may still be an issue). With a focus in painting, the classes provided me with a foundation of skills and knowledge but more importantly filled me with dedication and passion for art that I still carry.

Today, my laptop is my main canvas. I find thrills in using my creativity to solve problems through design. I surround myself with art, creating fresh ideas whenever possible. Although currently based in Minneapolis, I am seeking to relocate to Los Angeles, California and land a job with an innovate culture.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work alongside savvy, creative-minded people who have broadened my understanding about tastefully incorporating design into the world around us. Through these experiences I’ve worked on a large diversified collection of clients including:

  • Subaru of America

  • Minnesota Twins 

  • Lorissa’s Kitchen

  • Meet Minneapolis

  • Red Baron Pizza

  • Stacy’s Pita Chips

  • Helzberg Diamonds

  • Sherwin Williams

  • Marvin Windows & Doors

  • Carmichael Lynch

  • Crystal B. Designs

  • U.S. Bank

  • Truvia

  • Thermos

  • Jack Links

  • Arla

  • Castello

  • B. Brand

  • Jennie-O

  • P.R. Week

  • Post

  • DSM



Kate Mickelson
315 7th Avenue North | Unit #509
Minneapolis, MN 55401

651 468 5247


Adobe Creative Suites (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects)

Graphic design. Art. Art direction. Imagery. Typography. Branding. Identity. Illustration. Digital. Print. Apparel. Signage. Package. Traditional medium.