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First and foremost, we help people. We listen. We guide.

We meet you where you are with expert skill, craft, and care.

Whether you are trying to build something new, rebrand yourself, or make a big move —you’ve found the right people to collaborate with.

Our distinctive mix of art, science, and stubborn determination allow us to proactively get shit done with equal amounts of grace and grit.

And we love people. So, become one of our people (er, we mean, clients) today.

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Hi, I'm Katie.
And this is my smiling face. 

Our founder, Katie Himmel, was born in a tiny cornfield town in central Illinois. She studied design in Champaign-Urbana and then finished her bachelor's degree in design at Columbia College in Chicago. She fell in love with the city — the people, food, broad shoulders, and grit.

She has worn many hats in her 14+ years in the design and agency services world. She's an artist and problem-solving nerd to the core and thrives in the complex world of design + human + communication + commerce.


Growing up with a sibling who lived with special needs opened her eyes to a world full of problems she wanted to help fix. She is constantly seeking ways to improve the lives of others through design, change, and simplifying complexities. She knows that meaningful progress is made by connecting experts in their craft, ensuring they understand each other and the problem at hand, and mediating as needed to ensure joint success. She is an ultimate connector and mediator and seriously loves managing a plethora of details, running simultaneously on multiple projects or clients' needs. She is a leader with rolled-up sleeves and dirty elbows. She's a visual thinker, clear communicator, highly organized manager, empathetic leader, and relentless problem solver looking for her next challenge.


She is constantly seeking new ways to give back to the great city of Chicago, so reach out if you run a small business, non-profit, or have great ideas for one. 

Katie has lived and loved all over the city and is happy to call Old Irving Park home. In her free time, she paints giant paintings, cooks without recipes, works on home renovation projects, helps evolve work culture, and adds to her ever-growing spoon collection.​ (Ask about her most-prized spoon from The Lourve.)

Katie would be honored to call you a client. Reach out anytime to dive in, whether that's starting a project, learning how in the hell to buy property as a first-timer, or selling your current home for maximum profit (and minimum Advil).

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