Meet Kate

I began developing my passion for design at an early age. When I was 7, I began scrapbooking and fell in love with laying the different photos and textures out on the page. I loved the puzzle of figuring out how the different elements related to one another.

In 2009, I moved from bitter cold Upstate New York to steamy Nashville, TN to study Design Communications at Belmont University. I graduated with my BFA in 2012.

I'm often asked what makes me "uncommon". My client relationships are important to me, and I do what I do because I genuinely want to see my clients succeed. I believe design can be a powerful tool, and it is my goal to find out what my clients' specific needs are, and create something that we can both be proud of.

Do you have a project you need help with? Contact me, and I would love to talk to you!


Client Testimonials

Kate Allen is not only completely knowledgeable and professional, but is talented, instinctual and responsive. When working with countless designs at one time, it is so important to have a designer like Kate that is reliable and knows the importance of appropriate marketing.
Leslie ThompsonWord Music



  • Uncommon Kate
    Freelance Designer
    Design stationery, websites, event programs, album artwork, brochures, packaging, and posters; identity and branding; create PowerPoints and Keynotes that adhere to clients’ brand; clients include Compassion International, Word Entertainment, Fair Trade Services, LOUDERmedia
  • Salem Publishing
    Graphic Designer
    Develop and implement new marketing strategies for 14+ brands as part of the marketing team; design and maintain marketing material and ads for print, digital, web and sales; run audience reports using Google Analytics; various web maintenance for all publishing and radio sites
  • Compassion International
    Graphic Design Intern
    Summer 2012
    Redesigned IT’s operating manual, designed and updated a template for IT’s Annual Report, developed templates for Compassion’s IT department that were consistent with Compassion’s brand
  • Nashville Symphony
    Graphic Design Intern
    Winter 2012
    Reformatted advertisements for different sized mediums, conceptualized a new design system for the Symphony’s InConcert program, worked collaboratively with marketing team to solve design problems


Nashville, TN

E-Mail: iam@uncommonkate.com

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