Kate currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. She aims to create design that is unique, honest, and pure. She finds beauty in the details and hopes to bring good to the world through her work. Kate finds inspiration through travel and nature. Some of her favorite things include deviled eggs, international travel, and a good font.


James Madison University

Bachelor of Arts  /  Harrisonburg, VA  /  2013

Kate graduated with a degree in Media, Arts and Design with a concentration in Corporate Communications and a minor in Art History. She also took classes in print design, graphic design, and architecture.

Umbau School of Architecture

Design Studio  /  Vienna, Austria  /  2013

Kate studied architecture and design in Vienna through a six week intensive program with a group from James Madison University. She was immersed in the culture of Vienna and was influenced by the modern and clean design of the European city.


Photoshop CC

Illustrator CC

InDesign CC


The Scout Guide, LLC

Design & Production Manager  /  Charlottesville, VA  /  2015-Present
Kate currently works as the Design and Production Manager for The Scout Guide, a publication dedicated to living, loving, and supporting local. In this role, Kate partners with the Brand Director to manage a team of designers while working with print representatives and editors nationwide to ensure timely and accurate completion of every Guide.

The Scout Guide, LLC

Graphic Designer  /  Charlottesville, VA  /  2013-2015
Kate started working as a graphic designer for The Scout Guide. She designed layouts for local businesses and demonstrated exceptional customer service to editors and clients. She adhered to tight deadlines and worked well under pressure.


In her spare time, Kate works as a freelance designer. She has worked with a number of clients including small business owners, building management companies, churches, and college students designing and updating pieces within their individual brands. She enjoys collaborating with others to come up with unique designs tailored to fit the needs of her clients.

Kate was easy to work with and asked specific questions to make sure she clearly understood what type of graphic I was looking for. She was a 10 out of 10 and I would definitely work with her again.

Nathaniel Ricca  //  UVA Class of 2016

Kate created exactly what we wanted for our wedding invitation. She makes dreams come true!

Jessie Carlisle  //  2016 Bride

Kate will dazzle you with her service and professionalism. She is talented and creative. The end result of your project will show the value of her input.

Connie Sylvester // Charlottesville Young Life Banquet Chair


I would love to hear from you!

Kate Colfelt

Charlottesville, VA

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