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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The 5 Most Common Packaging Design Mistakes

Posted by Katie Pierce on Mar 23, 2021 9:45:00 AM

Designing for a brand’s product packaging can be incredibly fun and rewarding, but its complicated nature can make it difficult to get right. If you’ve ever designed a coffee bag, electronics packaging, a branded shipping box, or anything in between, you know that there are some learned tricks to getting the end-result you want with a limited amount of proofs. Fortunately for you, some of us have already learned these things the hard way, and we’re up for sharing our mistakes so that you can avoid them in your next packaging project.

Now, time to unpack the most common packaging design mistakes.

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Topics: Graphic and Environmental Design

Connecting With Your Audience Through Graphic Design

Posted by Katie Pierce on Jan 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

 

Graphic design is powerful, far beyond pretty pictures and sleek tools and techniques. When done well, graphic design can elicit feelings and emotions that draw your audience closer to your brand. Warning: We’re about to get a little touchy-feely here.

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Topics: Design Forward Thinking, Graphic and Environmental Design

Five Blogs and Online Magazines to Fuel Design Creativity

Posted by Katie Pierce on Sep 22, 2020 7:30:00 AM

 

No matter how brilliant or successful you are as a designer, everyone has those days – you're stuck in a rut, hitting dead ends, feeling like everything you create looks like something else you've already done, or it's just not quite right. We all need a little inspiration-on-demand from time to time. Fortunately, there are plenty of design and creativity resources on the interwebs to spark ideas and keep you moving forward toward the cutting edge. Check out some of our favorites.

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Topics: Design Forward Thinking, Tips From the Pros, Graphic and Environmental Design

How to Prepare for Your Rebrand

Posted by Katie Pierce on Jul 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

 

The rebrand. It's not a term for the faint of heart, and it's certainly something you can't just walk into willy-nilly. Not if you want good results, anyway. When you're staring down a rebrand, there's a lot to consider. Whether you're just excited to get going or unsure where to start, it's easy to jump the gun in your process and skip some essential steps. Before you begin, you've got to hit the pause button and ask the important question—are you prepared?

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Topics: Branding, Branded Content, Brand Evangelism

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

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