Katherine Hutchison

Partner + Designer

Katherine Hutchison is a partner and designer at Project7 Design in Des Moines, Iowa. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in drawing from Drake University, Katherine has held a variety of creative positions at studios and agencies. Working as a designer, art director and creative director she honed her skills before co-founding p7 where she focuses on the studio’s client relationships, design work and day-to-day business operations.

In April of 2017, Kat founded p7 alongside Bridget Drendel after the pair teamed up to work on freelance client projects together. As their workload grew, they needed to see their layouts in print but had to have a business location in order to lease a printer. So, they rented a space and the rest is history. Today the p7 team has grown to six full-time employees, a web developer, two cats and, of course, a printer.

Katherine also owns Loyal Sons Barber Shop with her husband and serves on the board of the Art School Arts Program (ASAP). When she’s not in the office you can find Kat starting projects around her house, going to shows and planning her next trip.


Desk Beverage of Choice
Water, black coffee and a LaCroix. I require a lot of liquid.

Office Music I'd Veto
Kenny Chesney—but no one would actually pick that!

Best Part of My Job
The best part of my job is the relationships I have been able to create with so many of our clients. I love how p7 has become an extension of so many of our client's businesses which allows us to get to know so many different kinds of people. I also really love designing logos.

Contact Me About
Literally anything! If I can't help you, I know someone who can.