About

About Kate Morrison Creative, LLC 

With more than 20 years' experience as a consultant, copywriter and graphic designer for nonprofits and businesses, I continue to enjoy working with people making their ideas and visions for the future come to life. While the three may appear to be different fields, they truly go hand-in-hand when presenting solid branding and consistent messaging.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology—the study of people and cultures—from Whitman College, an education which has informed my work with nonprofits and businesses ever since—24 years in Walla Walla, Washington, and seven in Portland, Oregon. What are we if not a culture of people trying to make our visions reality and to make our voices heard? 

In the nonprofit world, my two favorite projects have been working as Assistant Director of the YWCA of Walla Walla and as Program Development Lead for Trilogy Learning Center (now Trilogy Recovery Community) in Walla Walla, Washington. For the YWCA, I was responsible for grant writing, design and development of collateral and presentation materials through a successful $3.2 million capital campaign, on top of managing annual grant proposals and design for general funds and programs. For Trilogy, working with a group of dedicated volunteers, we developed a small but effective recovery program for youth and their families coming out of drug and alcohol rehab—a gap in support in a growing community. In addition to program development, I handled grant writing and the design and development of collateral material and presentations. Built on this foundation, the program has since expanded and gone on to receive national recognition. 

In the business world, there are too many fun projects to name, which keeps my work diverse and interesting. I love the wide scope of projects: Logos, labels and packaging, branding, copywriting, web sites, trade show booths and social media on myriad platforms, as well as web design and media presentations. 

Creative diversity is the most incredible and meaningful part of what I do. Contact me and let's get started on building and/or expanding your dream.

Testimonials

"I had the privilege to work with Kate when she agreed to be the event manager for the Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s major spring fundraiser which is a gala dinner event at the Trust’s Alder Creek Farm. She was a delight to work with because she was so well organized, she communicated effectively with our Board, a large array of volunteers, and every vendor. A very successful event thanks to her superb effort. On the heels of that event, the Board hired Kate to work with us as Executive Director. In this role she brought absolute integrity, communication skills, technical skills and knowledge that baffled my mind. Once again her organizational skills and perspectives related to a young and complex not-for-profit land trust were invaluable. I recommend Kate without reservation."

Allan Olson, President 
Lower Nehalem Community Trust Board of Directors

"Kate came to us in our moment of crisis. With her calming guidance we stabilized our staffing and on-boarded the new team. She helped document our processes, create a plan for filling needed roles, and facilitated the interview process which ultimately led to the hiring of our perfect fit manager. Kate’s strengths–professionalism, integrity, and emotional intelligence–compliment her administrative skills and experience. I would hire her again in an instant!” 

Neil Mattson - COO Montavilla Guitar Studio


Some Present and Past Clients

Alumni Wine Clubs 
Assess Texas 
Baker Boyer Bank 
BIEC, Vancouver 
Blazing Guitars 
Blue Mountain Community Foundation
Aaron Burgess, Artist  
Camp Fire USA, Walla Walla, Spokane 
Casa Girasol B&B
DaMa Wines
Elemenhurst Chiropractic 
F'ingRide
Fort Walla Walla Museum 
Gelles Cellars
Jackson Excavation
Jimgermanbar
Just Us Girls Sharing
Laht Neppur Brewing
Laliik 
Lower Nehalem Community Trust 
Manzanita Music Festival 
Maracatu PDX 
Montavilla Guitar Studio
Morrison Lane Vineyards
Moore, Elia, Craft and Hall
Odd Fellows, Walla Walla
Pendleton Airport 
Peter Kephard, Artist
Portland Radio Project 
Premiere Motorsports
Reasons Wine
Red Cross, Blue Mountain Chapter 
Revolución Coffee 
Dr. Douglas Rietz 
Schoen Guitars 
Sherwood Trust 
Something Big Cellars 
Stone Creek Manor 
Su Lei Cellars 
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute 
Trilogy Recovery Community
Walla Walla Bread Company 
Walla Walla Environmental 
Walla Walla Symphony 
Walla Walla University
West Portland Chiropractic
Whoopemup Hollow Café
Wildhorse Resort & Casino 
Wine Away 
XtheGrape
Yummy Designs 
YWCA of Walla Walla
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