Posts Tagged ‘Katrina Hase’

Winner of 4 Design Awards!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

I’m incredibly excited to announce that Mix Creative won 4 graphic design awards for work we completed in the last year! Three are Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Awards and one is in a new competition, the Graphic Design USA Health + Wellness Awards.

2015 American Graphic Design Awards

According to the letter that accompanied our awards certificates:

For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions to spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Awards™ is the original and the flagship, open to all in the community: design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, and more. It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. Just a shade under 10,000 entries were submitted; a very highly selective 15% are recognized today with a Certificate of Excellence.

Here are the winning entries: Logo and Branding


Art Direction: Katrina Hase, Programming: Mix Creative with Evolve Systems
Special thanks to our client, Dave Netten

Matt & Nate Logo and Business Cards


Art Direction: Katrina Hase
Special thanks to our clients, Matt Stabenow and Nate Stabenow


Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop Logo Design


Art Direction: Katrina Hase
Special thanks to Aimee Pelletier and all of the participating businesses of the


2015 American Health + Wellness Design Awards

According to Graphic Design USA:

The American Health + Wellness Design Awards are presented by Graphic Design USA, for more than five decades the trade magazine for creative professionals. The awards program honors the importance of design in communicating the value of health and wellness, and the organizations, people, products and services that foster better health.

[Mix Creative's HealthSource of Hugo advertisting campaign] was selected from more than 1,000 entries to the annual competitions, just a small handful of design and communications were selected as winners.

Here is the winning entry. You can also see it on the Health + Wellness Awards website.


Art Direction and Copywriting: Katrina Hase
Special thanks to our client, Dr. Erik Carlson D.D.S at


Mix to Present at Effective Marketing—The Next Step

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase will present her talk, “Recipe for a Marketing Plan That Works” at the upcoming workshop, Effective Marketing—The Next Step. Here are the details:

Date: Friday October 12, 2012

Time: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm;
Workshop Networking & Check In start at 7:30 am

Location: Business Center Anoka Ramsey Community College 11200 Mississippi Blvd NW Coon Rapids

Cost: $50.00*
includes lunch $10.00 Discount for Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Members 

Registration: Register online at

4 Marketing Experts in this Hands-On Workshop:

  • “Ignite Your Site” Christy Huisenga, Phoenix Website Design
  • “Recipe for A Marketing Plan That Works” Katrina Hase, Mix Creative
  • “Customize Your Social Media Content” Nick Rosener, Tech Nick Consulting
  • “More Profits, Not Just More Sales” Barb Zuleger, Performance Partners MN

Improve your marketing results with. .

 Top 10 must haves to set your website on fire

 Increase PROFITS not just Sales

 Take stock of your brand with a simple checklist

 Get access to exclusive marketing calendar worksheet

 Understand the culture of the top 5 social networks and how they can work for your business

 Hands on marketing information relevant today and ready to use

PLUS time after lunch to work with the experts on YOUR Marketing

Mix Creative to Speak at Back to Business Symposium

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012


We’re delighted to be included as a  morning and afternoon breakout session presenter at this summer’s Back to Business WIN Summer Symposium. The theme of the symposium is to tap into the “back to school” spirit and dive into concrete learning, planning and implementation to grow business and revenue.

Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase will be presenting her popular “Recipe for a Marketing Plan that Works” talk in both morning and afternoon breakout sessions. The session will include the basics of marketing your business, creating a marketing plan, and implementing your plan using a marketing calendar. You’ll gain access to a marketing worksheet and calendar template if you attend the talk.

Half day registration starts at just $49! Click here for registration information.

Just the facts:

Wednesday, August 15
8:00-8:30: Registration check-in, informal networking, continental breakfast
8:30am-Noon: Morning sessions
Noon-3:30pm: Register for the full day and stay for networking over lunch and aftenoon sessionsOptional – 3:30-5:30pm: Invitation to network further and celebrate WIN’s 10th Anniversary over Happy Hour at Kip’s restaurant at the Marriott just down the street

University of Phoenix
435 Ford Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Free ramp parking
Click here for map with driving directions


MORNING session includes:

  • Continental breakfast and informal networking
  • Plenary Session 1:
    How to Win Business in a Socially Connected World

    Jeff Ferrazzo, Social Media Expert, Constant Contact
  • Plenary Session 2:
    Strategic Messaging that Inspires Change and Builds Brand Ambassadors

    Melissa DeLay, Communication Strategist, TruPerception
  • Your choice of 3 breakout sessions:

    -Create a Marketing Plan that Works
    Katrina Hase, Marketing and Design Expert, Mix Creative

    -The other “take action” breakouts are being confirmed and will be posted very soon!

FULL-DAY session also includes:

  • Lunch and informal networking
  • Your choice of 3 breakout sessions:

    -Create a Marketing Plan that Works
    Katrina Hase, Marketing and Design Expert, Mix Creative

    -The other “take action” breakouts are being confirmed and will be posted very soon!

    -Optional working session in the computer labs to implement what you’ve learned from the morning sessions (Jeff Ferrazzo and Melissa DeLay available to assist and answer your questions)

  • Afternoon wrap up session: Hands-on time to carry forward what you learned from today!
  • Invitation to continue connections over Happy Hour at the Kips in the Marriott (a short walk down the street) from 3:30-5:30pm!

2011 American Graphic Design Awards

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011


GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards 2011 coverThis year’s Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Awards Annual (November/December 2011 issue—in print and online) features roughly 1,000 pieces, selected from among nearly 9,000 entries, from design and advertising firms across the United States. Featured categories include: annual reports, advertising, announcements/invitations/cards, brochures/collateral, calendars, catalogs, direct mail/direct response, editorial design, identity/corporate identity/logo design, internet, multimedia/broadcast, packaging, POP signs/environmental graphics, posters, public services, sales promotion, and students.

Mix Creative is proud to be among the firms represented, with recognition for both Corporate Naming and Identity Design (Ditto & Co), and Internet Design (Halleland Habicht, PA). Credits include Katrina Hase (art direction), Rod Wilson (photography), Diane Autey and Barb Prindle (copywriting), and Steven Ray (web development).

This year’s  judging panel included leaders in the graphic design community, including Walter Porras (Walmart), Jenn David Connolly (Jenn David Design), Steve Perry (Bailey Brand Consulting), Lee Gobbi (Daymon Design), and Martha Heath.

A big thank you to Gretchen Ditto from Ditto & Co and Katheryn Gettman/Natalie Wyatt-Brown from Halleland Habicht for their insight and collaboration in their respective projects. Each of these companies truly understand and appreciate the importance of visual branding for reaching their critical target audiences.

Katrina Hase to Speak at eWomenNetwork Luncheon

Monday, June 13th, 2011


Thursday, August 04, 2011
Metropolitan Ballroom
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Accelerated Networking to follow.
Online Registration

We’re delighted to share that the lovely folks at eWomen Network have invited Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase to give an encore presentation of Recipe for a Marketing Plan That Works at the August 4th eWomen Accelerated Networking luncheon. Won’t you come and join us?

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Mix Creative to be featured in Visual Marketing book

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011


Visual Marketing Book

Mix Creative is delighted to announce that our work for Gretchen Ditto at Ditto & Co will be included in the upcoming book, Visual Marketing: 99 Ways for Small Businesses to Market with Visual Design by respected authors David Langton and Anita Campbell. The book is set to be published in September of 2011.

Ditto and Co NotecardsDitto and Co website (more…)

Mix to Present at 2011 Destined to Win Conference

Monday, October 18th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that Mix Creative’s Katrina Hase is scheduled to be a Breakout Session Presenter at the 2011 Destined to Win conference on January 27, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center. The topic of the presentation will be: Recipe for a Successful Marketing Strategy.

Destined to WIN is the annual conference of the local Women in Networking group. This welcoming and non-competitive group attracts women entrepreneurs, business owners, and key players in business.

Katrina’s presentation was selected from those submitted to a Request for Proposals process.

For highlights from last year’s Destined to WIN conference, take a peek at the video below, produced by Pixelle8 Media.

Photo from the WIN Awards Ceremony

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Mix Creative wins the 2010 Destined to Win award

Katrina Hase of Mix Creative accepts the 2010 "Destined to WIN" award from Women in Networking Director, Teresa Thomas-Carrol

We were SO thrilled to win the 2010 Destined to Win Award!
The entire day at the Destined to WIN in 2010 conference was a blur of greeting familiar faces, meeting inspired business owners, and learning from experts in the three breakout sessions. But I have to say, the highlight for me was being one of three WIN members (also including Kris Jamieson and Maureen Heinen) honored with an inaugural WIN award—what an amazing honor, in a room full of such accomplished women. Thank you!
Photo courtesy of Wendy Houser Blomseth, InBeaute Photography

Don't miss our WIN Session Tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Please join us at the the Destined to Win Conference tomorrow! Among the many breakout sessions during the day, Mix Creative will present as part of a panel for Market Like You Mean It. The session will present innovative tips to shake up your marketing in the year 2010.

Time: Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CT)
Zuhrah Shrine Center
2540 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis 55404

Here’s a full list of breakout sessions:

“Make it Happen” breakout sessions include:


How to be a Media Magnet
Presenter:  Stephanie Hansen, FM107 radio personality

Manage Your Stress Resistance: The Cortisol Crisis™
Presenter:  Jenny C. Evans, B.S., C.P.T., C.F.T., PowerHouse Hit the Deck

Small Changes = Big Profits: 5 Ways to Bigger Profits
Presenter: Barbara Zuleger, certified business coach with ActionCOACH MetroNorth


Put It On Paper: Goal Setting for 2010
Presenter: Cathy Paper Bottern, MA, RockPaperStar

The Nitty Gritty of Effective Networking
Presenter: Gretchen Shoup, image, etiquette and networking consultant and speaker

Trapped or Tapped: The 5 Things Every Woman
Needs to Know to Succeed

Presenter: Sher Foerster, owner of Leader’s Theater


How to Stand Out from the Crowd: Step Out of the Shadow and Into the Spotlight
Presenter: Lauren Johnson, Image Consultant/Coach, Empire Within

Market Like You Mean It
Panel presented by Stephanie Hansen, and;
Renee Godbout, May Advertising and Design;
and Katrina Hase, Mix Creative

Kick Butt Sales
Presenter: Pat Schuler, founder of The Gemini Resources Group, LLC, home of the Kick Butt Sales Training™ program
Hope you can join us!