Kate is a thoughtful leader and listener, ensuring our clients are empowered and their brands brought to life through smart strategy and impactful creative. As founder and creative director, Kate developed Hum’s thriving office culture and has a knack for recognizing and fostering talent. She earned her MFA at Rhode Island School of Design and taught advanced typography at Cornish College of the Arts before starting Hum. Kate has been recognized by Seattle Business Magazine, Communication Arts, Gray Magazine, and Print Magazine.
Lindsay acts as a client advocate through all phases of a project, from the development of proposals and SOWs through completion. Her eight years of previous experience in the nonprofit and architectural arenas help her see things from a business perspective. Working closely with clients to build smart strategic and operational plans, she helps guide creative to thoughtful design that solves problems and meets goals. Born a stickler for details, Lindsay holds an editing certificate from the University of Washington and is a staunch supporter of the serial comma.
Drew’s work is both conceptual and clever. His ability to define and extend a brand is complemented by great taste and a contemporary take on design. Always thoughtful in his approach, Drew enjoys solving design challenges for companies across a variety of sectors. He also leads all internal brand initiatives, ensuring every touchpoint is infused with the Hum je ne sais quoi. Drew earned a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and is an instructor at the School of Visual Concepts. He was also Hum’s first employee, and is a certified Zamboni driver.
Seth’s approach to creative work places an emphasis on collaboration and experimentation to generate distilled, meaningful pieces. He seeks to make creative choices with equal parts utility and aesthetic value. After graduating from Portland State University, Seth cut his design teeth in both small studio and corporate environments before joining the Hum team. He’s also a self-taught animator, creating digital pieces for companies including Google, Nike, and Pixar. He is the proud dad of Friend, a Ragdoll cat, as well as a classified “super taster.”
As the purest form of extrovert, Katie is aptly suited for her role as Hum’s business development manager. She loves cultivating meaningful relationships with people and businesses throughout Seattle. In addition to spearheading new client relations and keeping tabs on trends around the city, Katie oversees the studio’s public relations efforts and charitable giving. Her affinity for building connections extends outside the workplace, and on Tuesday mornings, she co-hosts a radio show called Seattle Kitchen with Tom Douglas. If you’re curious, she can tell you all about cod.
Caroline manages day-to-day tactical execution of project timelines, deliverables, and schedules, deftly guiding clients and creative teams through the design process. She works hard to ensure timelines and budgets stay on track, and values managing and delivering work that exceeds client expectations. Caroline’s to-do lists are something to behold, not only because of their length and thoroughness but also because of her near-perfect handwriting. Much like her dog, Penny the sweetheart, Caroline has a heart of gold (except when she eats all of the red Skittles out of the studio bowl—which only happened once).
Becky keeps the ship on course, coordinating day-to-day studio operations and internal projects. She works closely with leadership to cultivate studio culture and manage Hum’s PR efforts. Her previous life as a social worker and event planner makes her uniquely attuned to the studio’s needs. Always seeking new challenges in both her work and personal life, Becky learned how to dive last summer, and dove off the T-dock at least ten times.
Learning to program before puberty, Guthrie was addicted to the Internet before this was socially acceptable. More recently he has exhibited his internet art in venues such as the Sundance Film Festival and New York’s New Museum. Willing to try new things and constantly push boundaries, Guthrie’s work makes complex, often lofty ideas a reality. A graduate of UCLA’s Design | Media Arts program, he lives and codes in sunny Hollywood, California.
Lacy believes a rolling stone gathers no moss and keeps her design perspective fresh by taking frequent trips to different continents. Drawing inspiration from her travels, Drew Hamlet, and corners of the internet no one else is able to find, Lacy brings a thoughtful yet playful sensibility to her work. She joined the Hum team in 2013 after earning a design degree from the honors program at Western Washington University, and has developed creative for clients ranging from local nonprofits to international brands. She is currently holding it down for the Hum team from a remote office in Argentina.
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