It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kathi. Through her talents, creativity and hard work she was able to take ideas that we had and make them reality. She was positive and helpful, extremely attentive to our needs and thorough in her work. If someone is interested in creating a campaign, starting a brand, or looking to update their company's image, Gerritsen Creative is the design company to use.
~ David Wojnicki, Assistant Pastor,
Valley Center Community Church
Gerritsen Creative did a great and timely job on our logo, marketing materials and tradeshow booth for our newest product. The trade show was a huge success, and sales have increased due to Kathi's hard work. Thanks, Kathi!
~ Randy Rice, Sales/Marketing, RRA Products
Kathi is a highly intelligent and creative person. She is an excellent storyteller. She has the ability to integrate business, culture, the customer and financial success through image design and other media communications. I highly recommend her.
~ Michael The Renassance Coach, The Renaissance Coaching Company
Gerritsen Creative has provided Masson & Associates, Inc. a variety of graphic design services over the past year. Not only did Kathi provide a quality product but more importantly delivered on time and on budget. If you want a graphic designer that will provide nothing less than high quality and one that you can depend on, I would highly recommend Gerritsen Creative.
~ Deborah J. O'Grady, Masson & Associates, Inc.
Gerritsen Creative specializes in producing innovative and eye-catching web & print design tailored to suit your vision and goals. We are especially attuned to continuity of design so that your business image remains consistent, from web to print and back again.
Much of your business success relies on clear, concise copy for everything from email marketing to web or blog content. Gerritsen Creative will work to provide your company with results-driven communication designed to generate trust and excitement within your target audience.
Business identity management requires consistency. After creating or updating your business image, Gerritsen Creative works with you to ensure that your message remains an integral part of all subsequent web and print design products. We’ll create an environment in which your company personality and marketing goals can coalesce, evolve and improve while never losing sight of your recognizable, signature brand.
Every enterprise has a story. It’s your culture, your philosophy ~ something that communicates not just what you have to offer, but that you care deeply about your product, your service and your customer.
Gerritsen Creative will design your story to your best advantage. Through words, images, color, shape and texture, in print and on the web, we strive to get your point across creatively, effectively and with panache.
We sincerely believe that in business, presentation really is everything. With it, you’ll be set apart; without it, just a part of the crowd.
So go ahead, drop us a line. Your initial consultation is free anyway (did somebody say free?) so you can't go wrong. Let's do this. Let's tell your success story.
My name is Kathi and I'm the Owner/Founder /Fearless Leader of Gerritsen Creative. I've had my hand in graphics, art and writing for over 20 years ~ both hands, actually. Hands that have worked with real ink and really messy markers (super fun ~ I recommend it), hands that still remember typesetting and typewriters but have also become finger-clicking good with a mouse.
I began this journey prepping large scale illustrations, booklets and technical drawings in the land planning industry. In between, I wrote feature articles, edited business letters and sales brochures, and even ghost-wrote an essay published in a national magazine. All that wasn't dangerous enough so I partnered with my sister to form a faux painting and mural business. I found myself hanging from multi-story scaffolding wielding a No. 7 artist’s brush to reach that last...little...dot. We painted everything from electrical outlets to kids’ fairy castles to dog runs for wealthy Doberman Pinschers. It was great. But after several years of digging paint out from under my fingernails it made sense to ease back into the graphics field. I polished and multiplied my computer skills, leveraged features writing into copywriting, and hung the Gerritsen Creative shingle in 2011. I set about designing logos, trade show materials, web advertising and marketing collateral, and wrote and edited web content, all with both arms closed and one eye tied behind my back.
Since then, I've partnered with marketing specialists, business advisors and other Creatives to expand the services offered at Gerritsen Creative and to better equip clients with information they can use to maximize their success.
My passion for design and writing ~ along with an Old School attitude toward professional and personal responsibility ~ ensures that Gerritsen Creative provides quality, every time. Success by design isn't just a tagline, it's my mission.
The best methodologies are designed to get results. So whether you need a simple brochure or a more sophisticated website or even a full image package to keep your marketing message consistent and effective, a well-oiled modus operandi remains constant. Size doesn’t matter. Results do.
If your project is ambitious or particularly complex, we might add a few bullet points and maybe even some sub-bullet points. But you get the idea: we’re a company that prefers to come alongside you rather than pull a wham-bam design out of a hat that has little chance of garnering success and profits for your enterprise. Quick and dirty might cost less but what good is it if it doesn’t work for you?
We choose to invest in a relationship with you. We prefer to provide our clients with consistent, reliable image design and management that sends the right message, tells the right story, and captures the right customers.
That’s our method ~ success by design. Oh, did we say that already?