About

Thanks for considering me for your design project!

I’m Kate Hansen. I live in Mankato, Minnesota with my husband, our two kids, and our two dogs.

Not just graphic design…

I am passionate about using graphic and document design as a tool for effective communication. Your story needs to be told well – creatively and clearly – in order to engage your customer. Organizing information in usable and visually compelling documents comes naturally for me, and I would love to put that skill to work for you.

Most importantly, I’m using these skills to give back. Our planet needs us to take a stand, which is why a portion of all Blue Sun revenue is donated to reputable organizations that save our forests, remove trash from our waters, and educate on environmental issues.

Why Blue Sun Designs?

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.

Blue Sun Designs brings it back full circle… back to spending so many hours excitedly hunched over a new project, back to the smell of the art room, back to fierce dedication to getting it just right.

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!

photos of Kate Hansen by: Rhonda Milbrett Photography