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Kate Nichols Kadlec

Art Director

Kate helps clients build their brands and visual styles. From initial concepts for complete campaigns to effective design and creative writing, Kate is a multidisciplinary creative who works across different mediums from print to broadcast and digital. You can also find her overseeing photo shoots, researching design trends, and developing creative strategies.

A Drake Cooper veteran, Kate has worked on various clients, including Blue Diamond Growers, ExtraMile, Tehaleh, Your Health Idaho, Idaho Central Credit Union, DeChase Miksis, The Modern Hotel, the Galena Opportunity Fund, Idaho Tourism, and the Idaho Lottery. Kate has also collaborated with many clients leading to numerous national industry awards in the Alternative Transportation, Real Estate, Gaming, and Travel industries.

Kate is a graduate of Boise State University with a B.A. in Advertising Design. She has held volunteer roles with AIGA Idaho as the Education Director. She oversaw the mentor program and portfolio review for Idaho graphic design students and has also been President of AIGA Idaho, where she oversaw the AIGA board and developed guest speaker and promotional events. She has also been a committee member for the Boise Advertising Association.

Kate loves to travel with her husband, but as a native Idahoan, Kate digs the Boise lifestyle; from bike rides to local concerts and drinking wine with good friends, she believes there’s no other place like home.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The best food and the best wine with my best friends.

On what occasion do you lie?

I really can’t lie.

What is it that you most dislike?

Anything lukewarm.

What is your greatest regret?

That I haven’t started my Twitter account, @nicholstips.

What is your motto?

“Let’s do this.”

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