About

Thanks for considering me for your design project!

I’m Kate Hansen, owner of Blue Sun Designs LLC. 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. I live in Mankato, Minnesota with my husband, our twin middle schoolers, and our two dogs.

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.

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.

Your organization has a story to tell. I’ll make sure it’s told 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!