Katie Pierce

Graphic Designer


Katie grew up in western Montana in the Missoula valley. Growing up in a family full of artists, it was no surprise design was her calling. It was only after her grandmother​ taught her to paint that she knew creativity was her passion. After graduating from Montana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2018, Katie found a spot at Prime where she loves to flex her design muscles especially on illustration, typography, and branding projects.


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FORECASTING THE WEB DESIGN TRENDS OF 2020

Posted by Katie Pierce on Jan 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Around this time of year, there’s a lot of projecting for the year to come. And 2020 is no exception. As a new year, an election year, and the start of a new generation, there’s a lot of forward focus and forecasting surrounding the upcoming 365 days. With all of the speculating going on, web design is no different. While technology has obviously been on a compounded growth path, it seems like it practically blew up in 2019. And with its massive expansion and infiltration, we’ve begun to see how it’s changing what’s possible on the web, what users are drawn to, and what we can expect in 2020.  

 

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Topics: Branding, Web Design, Prime Culture, Digital Strategy, Design Forward Thinking

3 Tools to Help Your Digital Marketing Explode with Infographics

Posted by Katie Pierce on Dec 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to marketing, we all know that infographics are essential. It's like knowing that you need a chain on a bike to make it go. Visuals should be a significant part of your marketing arsenal, sitting holstered, and waiting to be deployed at any time.

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Topics: Web Analytics and Tracking, Branded Content, Presentations and Pitches, Design Forward Thinking

Lettering and Illustration: The Return Hand Drawn Design

Posted by Katie Pierce on Nov 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As long as people have kept written records, they have been using intricate designs to accent their words. The art of beautiful penmanship and decorative letterforms are prevalent in Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese art. It doesn't take a Master Penmen to look at our country's Declaration of Independence or the Constitution to see the unique brilliance of hand-drawn excellence. While ink and quill are not as commonplace today, pen and ink and Apple Pencil and tablet have become the new mediums for that hand-lettered touch.

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Topics: Branding, Branded Content, Digital Strategy, Design Forward Thinking

The Why, How and What of Minimalist Design

Posted by Katie Pierce on Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Quite often, the objects we encounter every day are laden with history and reason, and we are unaware of it. It's understandable. For starters, we're busy guys and girls. Not to mention, we can't possibly be walking, talking experts on the reason, historical context, and functionality behind everything we touch in our world. To quote an icon, "...ain't nobody got time for that." 

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Topics: Branding, Brand Evangelism, Design Forward Thinking

Keeping Your Data Honest: How to Build Responsible Infographics

Posted by Katie Pierce on Jul 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we’re kicking off a mini-series on all things infographics: why they’re valuable, the do’s-and-don’ts, how to craft them, and more. So go grab your favorite pillow, the popcorn, and hunker down, friend. We’ll be sitting around this campfire for a while as we spill all the dirt on what makes a powerful infographic and how you can use them to light up your business.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Web Analytics and Tracking, product marketing, Digital Strategy

Website Goals: Important things to know before you get started

Posted by Katie Pierce on Sep 13, 2016 8:07:00 AM

 

Before you get started with a new website design you should come to your meeting with a few website goals in mind. That being said, make sure they are realistic, with the means to execute them. This way you get the most out of your web developer and the website once it is up and running. We put together a few questions that you should be able to answer before walking into your first meeting with a developer.

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Topics: Web Design, Web Analytics and Tracking

8 Tips to Rev Up Your Web Design Inspiration

Posted by Katie Pierce on Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Have the lines of code become too much and you're in need of a creativity boost? We've all been in this position before and can relate. In an effort to reclaim your creativity, here are 8 tips to rev up your web design inspiration.

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Topics: Web Design

What I Learned As An Intern That College Doesn't Teach

Posted by Katie Pierce on May 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

College is a hub for young, soon-to-be professionals transitioning into the working world. Typically, the only experience they have in an area is from what their professors have taught them. 

The problem?

The college experience is different for everyone but I would argue that it developes a sense of core concepts with the ability to question in all students (who apply themselves). These concepts are extremely important but nothing can prepare you for the working world - other than the working world.

Here are a few noticable differences that I learned while working for PRIME that college doesn't teach.

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Topics: Prime Culture

Shodair Children's Hospital Launches New Brand and Website

Posted by Katie Pierce on Nov 23, 2015 3:18:26 PM

This past month, Prime launched a new website for Shodair Children's Hospital, Montana's only Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Along with the new website we also unveiled a new logo for the hospital, which has been operating for over 115 years. The new branding and website were the culmination of over a year of work and a joint effort with Prime and the hospital staff. 

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Topics: Branding, Web Design

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