Launched in early 2017, Type A Creative is a collaboration between husband-and-wife team Joe and Kathryn Gauer. From brainstorming to design education, we help our clients solve problems by giving them the visuals and words they need to carry on a meaningful conversation with their clients.

Kathryn is an experienced graphic designed with a journalism degree, who blends creativity with clarity and collaboration to create effective designs. She excels in creating print publications and promotions, whether that includes developing new visual brand standards or following established guidelines. She also utilizes her editing skills and attention to detail to produce professional designs for businesses of all types and sizes. Kathryn has been freelancing full-time since 2016, and part-time since 2013, with a variety of for-profit, non-profit and public sector organizations. Prior to freelancing, she worked in corporate marketing for several years. Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Journalism, with an emphasis in Magazine Design, from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006.

Hardworking | Thorough and meticulous |
Able to work quickly and accurately under
pressure | A good balance of left- and
right-brained | Inquisitive | Organized

Joe uses his artistic talents to create custom art for our clients. He has been an artist since childhood, and is influenced by his love of classic film, comic books and retro sports designs and packaging. In addition to illustration, he is a graphic designer and oversees finances and client development for Type A. Prior to Type A Creative, Joe spent 10 years as a financial advisor, and maintains a monthly volunteer clinic on personal finance for fellow self-employed creatives. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and Minor in Film Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006.

Original | Thoughtful | Focused | Fun | Detailed | Problem-Solver

***You too can hire Type A Creative for your business needs:

Custom designs | Logos and visual branding | Marketing | Art direction | Brainstorming | Financial disclosure statements and graphical reports | Brochures | Fliers | Publications | Event invitations | Advertisements | Newsletters | Websites | App Wireframes | Infographics | Large Format Designs for Signs and Tradeshows


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