Patron Sainte is both a design studio and pseudonym for founder Kate Pociask. ? As a studio, Patron Sainte has been open since 2013, offering brand strategy, UI/UX design, culture consulting and business strategy. Kate is a creative director and culture consultant for agencies and startups. She also does digital product design, meaning anything that has a screen and users.
She has worked in design for a decade, 5 of those years spent as an entrepreneur, and 5 before that holding roles like Creative Director and Art Director at boutique agencies focusing on digital and video. She previously served as Director of Operations for CreativeMornings/Milwaukee.
Kate has been recognized for her inquisitiveness, ability to see potential in people, and ability to see the big picture. She speaks and writes about the relationship between creativity, productivity, psychology, and mental health.
In her spare time, Kate volunteers as a dog walker, (human) trainer and photographer at the Wisconsin Humane Society. She dabbles in lot of foreign languages, her strongest being French. In 2018, Kate and her partner lived in Paris and Nice as part of a cultural experiment. They brought their Border Collie/Aussie Shep along, who picked up some French as well. Below is the pup's first visit to the sea, la Côte d'Azur.