About

Thanks for considering me for your design project!

Here’s a bit about Blue Sun Designs:

I’m Kate Hansen, owner of Blue Sun Designs LLC. I live in Mankato, Minnesota with my husband, our twin middle schoolers, and our two dogs. I’m an outdoor enthusiast, a dog-lover, and a go-getter. Often referred to as a grammar nerd (even by people who love me), I got into this business because I love well-written, well-organized communications.

Not just graphic design…

I am passionate about using graphic and document design as a tool for effective communication, but it doesn’t end there. Imagine a designer who is not only skilled at organizing your content to be visually compelling and user-friendly, but who can also help write and edit the message to ensure it’s on-brand and on-target. That’s what you get with Blue Sun. Your core communication services are right here in one place, making it easy for you to tell your story.

Photo of business owner, Kate Hansen

Why Blue Sun Designs?

I get asked this one a lot, so here’s the story: When I was in high school, I took every art class our school offered. I loved drawing especially. One of my most favorite art projects I did then was a piece done in pastels, inspired by the song Scarlet Begonias by the Grateful Dead. There’s a part in the song where our friend Jerry (Garcia) sings, “The sky was yellow and the sun was blue”, so I drew a blue sun in a yellow sky with trees casting shadows of dancing people. It was one of my first works I was truly proud of. So, as I was dreaming up this adventure of mine, I was driving and trying to think of what I would call it. Scarlet Begonias came on the radio, and here we are.

You have a story to tell. I’ll help you tell it well.

Let’s connect!

Thanks for taking a minute to get to know me! How can I be helpful? Please reach out to kate@bluesundesigns.com or call/text 507-382-5521. Talk soon!

P.S. If you love the outdoors too, you might love my Get Out adventure tees. They’re perfect for your next adventure!