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I've been designing for humans in one way or another for most of my adult life. ​I'm currently a Senior Product Designer at SonderMind, but I cut my professional teeth as a teacher and a trainer. After being in the classroom for five years, I decided to follow my design heart and earned my Masters in Strategic Communication Design through CU Boulder's CMCI Studio (fka BDW).

I'm lucky to be able to design experiences for humans every day. I'm passionate about creating highly functional, complex products and the process of stitching all the pieces seamlessly together for the user. I dig problem solving, bringing people together, and getting my work in front of others to pick apart. I have A+ collaboration skills and do my best when I'm working with stakeholders, other designers, product folks, and engineers to get to the best solution for the user and the business.

When I'm not working you can find me experimenting in the kitchen, playing with my dogs George and Juniper, or getting outside to garden or do mountain stuff.


Wanna work together?

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Drop me a line at hello.katemills.co@gmail.com.
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I also enjoy creating things not on a screen.

My arts n' crafts jams are embroidery and blockprinting. Right now, I'm also learning botanical illustration. Check out some of my recent creations below.


The picture is a closeup of an embroidered oval-shaped medallion hanging from the rearview mirror of a car. The medallion says, "In Dolly we trust".A very cute brown and block dog is sitting in a yellow chair against a brick wall and has on a pink bandana. The bandana is embroidered with blue thread to form the words, "Road dog" in cursive. A sketchbook with a sketch of a leaf on it can be seen in the foreround. In the background, you can see the leaf depicted in the sketchbook.Here, we see the planning stages for a carved linoleum block along with the final linoeum block depicting a heart surrounded by clouds and arrows pointing at it. The planning pieces are a sketchbook with the design, as well as tracing paper with the refined design. Two drawing pencils and an eraser can be seen in the photo.A person's hand is holding a pink linoleum block with a design carved into it that contains a saguaro cactus, an eye, a flower, and on the opposite side, four hands. The design part of the block has been dyed blue by ink. In the background, there is lots of white snow on the ground.