About you and me

Giving you clarity, confidence and pride in your brand, so you can elevate your business.

Join me for a fun and collaborative branding experience to create your unique and compelling brand identity.

Hello

I'm Kate Pollitt, a Brand Designer from the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. I'm passionate about empowering small business brands and the women behind them.

Thirty years in the industry and working with Design and Print Agencies from Lancashire to Sydney, I've seen first hand the power of brand identity - it creates difference, adds value and connects you with the right people.

If a fun and collaborative branding experience, with a healthy helping of strategy, sounds likes your cup of tea, let's get the kettle on.

Oh my God! It's been brilliant, honestly.

I didn't know what to expect. The clarity that I've got - I've never had this before, I've fannied around for two years and now [my brand] is starting to live.

Joanne CornishExecutive and Business Coach, JC Consulting

Your Creative Collaborator

You are your brand, so I’ll immerse you in the strategic and stimulating creative process with me.

Together we’ll uncover what makes your business tick, and I’ll share the secrets of creating and growing a successful brand.

Fun fuels creativity and I strongly encourage it. Warning: There’s likely to be lots of excited clapping and whooping!

Your Creative Explorer

Curiosity is the seed of creativity, so expect questions – lots of questions.

I’ll deeply listen – to you and my intuition – helping you see what’s just out of sight, the big picture and important details too. I’ll quickly tune in to what makes you unique and tap into your brand vision.

Expect full-blown honesty – I don’t hold back when exploring what matters.

Your Creative Cheerleader

Branding has many moving parts, so I’m here to hold your hand, navigating you through the creative process and beyond.

You’ll soon be sensing me on your shoulder as you confidently make branding decisions on your own.

I care a lot about the brands I choose to work with – I’ll continue to support you, and egg you on to grow and achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.

Kate, you’re a genius! I knew I needed a new brand to take my business to the next level and you nailed it! I’m so proud of it, it really expresses who I am... So many people comment on how much they love my brand too – all thanks to you!

Kirsty LawrenceSocial Media Consultant, Mann Social

We teach what we most need to learn – the story of my re-brand

In my early thirties, I dreamt of having a flexible work-life so I could start a family, and Kreate Graphics manifested in my back bedroom in May 2005. (Two months later I was pregnant – the Universe was clearly paying attention!)

In between naps and nappy changes, I worked with some amazing small businesses building their brand identities, and my skill set and business evolved.

Beavering away on clients’ brands, I paid scant attention to mine. Until, one day, I felt a twinge of resistance handing out a business card, and it hit me… I’d outgrown my brand identity.

My brand needed me to take time out for reflection, evaluation and reinvention and to get an objective point of view.

With outside help and their wonderful gifts of perspective and insight, I created a strong brand foundation which inspired a fresh and exciting identity, that tells the story of the evolved me.

Desire Branding is my brave new brand identity, which looks, feels and sounds so right and I love her.

The best bit… she connects me with my dream clients, and I then get to share this branding and confidence-boosting experience with them.

I’d love to hear
your brand story

It's not all work, work, work

Everything I do is backed by Team Pollitt – my eternally patient husband and tell-it-like-it-is son. They’re my cheerleaders, sounding board, and favourite people to belly laugh and cry with.

We have a slight obsession with France, love a bit of kayaking, have gorge scrambled and lived to tell the tale, and are always up for a game of Rummikub.

In my quiet moments, you’ll find me on a hillside (with and without boots), a yoga mat, swimming somewhere wild, or with my nose in a good book (and a glass of wine of course).

More about Kate

Kate Pollitt is an award-winning business owner, brand strategist, designer and business coach, who has worked with hundreds of small businesses across three decades in the Design and Marketing Industry. She has worked for design and print agencies from Accrington to Sydney picking up a wealth of skills and expertise along the way.

For Kate’s full bio please visit her Linkedin Profile

Hot on the press

Kate cut her design teeth learning traditional artwork and pre-press techniques. She’s purchased and managed hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of print, and has long-standing trade print relationships.

Published writer

Kate’s client articles, press releases and ads have been published online, in magazines and newspapers throughout Lancashire and beyond. Her claims to fame are an IKEA recruitment ad and a 1990’s Ultraframe ad in the Radio Times.

Global presence

Although she now prefers to work with clients closer to home, Kate has attracted clients from Europe, Canada and the USA. In 1997, she set up and ran a pre-press art department for a leading print company in Sydney.

Mentor & Coach

Kate has shared her knowledge of branding in post-graduate lectures and business workshops. She is an Accredited Business Coach and has trained as a Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach.