ABOUT

Plot Creative is an independent brand strategy and design studio based in Seattle, WA.

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ABOUT

Plot Creative is an independent strategy and branding studio based in Seattle, WA.

Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Our work is equal parts strategy and execution. We help small and mid-size companies launch new products, simplify their workload and build their brands wisely.

Focusing on business development, we employ creative services and technology to support the transformation of small and mid-size companies across multiple industries—from food & beverage to real estate and SAAS applications. We believe in our clients and make ourselves available as a go-to team for ongoing problem-solving.

Our work is equal parts strategy and execution. Focusing on business development, we employ creative services and technology to support the transformation of small and mid-size companies across multiple industries—from food & beverage to real estate and SAAS applications. We believe in our clients and make ourselves available as a go-to team for ongoing problem-solving.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Beyond tangible deliverables, the greatest value we bring is our process itself. As we get to know your team, we ask, observe and distill your greatest assets into enticing, practical interactions to connect your company with the right audiences. As "outsiders," we are often called on to provide perspective and to uncomplicate complex business matters.

We don’t believe embellishment or persuasion are at the foundation of a good marketing plan. Instead, we work with you to consolidate your team’s natural strengths, and illustrate your offerings through relational, scalable communication tools that fit your business.

Testimonials

Testimonials

"Kari makes it easy to work quickly and effectively. She is our go-to person in many matters not even directly related to design. She has never let us down."

John Bialk, Founder & CEO
Quietyme

"Beyond being an amazing artist, Kari really understands how important branding is and how to construct a brand to meet my business’s needs. We’re extremely grateful to have worked with her."

Niko Skievaski, Co-Founder
Redox

Our Team

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Our Team

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Kari Kay

Founder, Creative Director

Kari is an award winning designer and illustrator and serves as the Creative Director for Plot Creative Studio. Starting in 2010, Kari started her company as an independent professional, providing branding, identity, and design services for clients around the globe. In 2015 she moved to Seattle, WA and transformed that solo business into Plot Creative, a collaborative studio providing a wider array of resources and expertise for her growing clientele. With more than a decade of experience in a wide array of industries and mediums, Kari now focuses the majority of her attention on design strategy and team leadership.

When not working on brands and design, Kari enjoys taking train rides through Europe, listening to people's stories, discovering new music, and flipping through vintage books and prints.

Though she may be the only person in Seattle without a dog, she does enjoy caring for these pets:

Lean Design for Startups
Personal Portfolio

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Andre

Andre Gagnon

Full-Stack Developer

Andre is a top-rated WordPress theme and digital product developer whose products have been used to power 20,000 websites worldwide. Starting off as a designer for ad agencies, Andre switched gears to become a full-stack developer, making him uniquely equipped to provide engaging front-end user experiences and clean, scalable code. His knowledge of online marketing and ability to incorporate seamless third-party integrations make him an essential partner for lean teams.

Andre makes lovely swappable, scalable bits and bytes for the masses:

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Project Huddle

Monika Allen

Content Writer

Monika is a sought-after writer known for turning complicated ideas into engaging content and stories. She has been writing website copy, in-depth profiles and articles for more than 14 years. A seasoned editor and proofreader, she enjoys turning outlines and rambling paragraphs into words that inspire and sell. Monika delights in research and keeps up to date with the latest communication trends.

Norton King

Graphic Designer

Norton is an enthusiastic and efficient designer, eager to bring a modern, polished edge to websites and apps. His skills in typography and illustration are expertly woven into minimalist designs.

Our Approach

Our Approach

We work in a variety of ways to accommodate your projects and team. We are typically hired to plan and implement projects from beginning to end. Some companies prefer to plan iterative changes to ease them into their transition from hodge-podge to grown-up. Others prefer to launch in full force. Either way, we are here to bounce ideas around and help to steer you in the right direction for your next launch date.

Full Service
Our core team is equipped to manage your entire branding or design project from start to finish. We will walk your team through our clear process to make sure every key person's voice is heard, and that your company is positioned to connect with your audience in meaningful ways.

Supplement
We offer our specialized skill sets to fill in the gaps of your in-house team for weeks or months at a time.

Custom Team
Take advantage of our vast network of highly-experienced professionals across the U.S. and Europe. We handpick our teammates depending on the demands and nuances of your project to make sure you get the best results possible.

Rush Projects
Opportunities can come rushing at you sometimes—we get that. On certain occasions, we can accommodate these kinds of requests. However, we know that you'll get the best results when we have time to get to know you first and consider the desired impact of your project.