We started Saint Friend to fill a little corner of the world with magic

You’ll find this magic in the work we do and partnerships we build.

Those magical moments when we find each other on the same page. When partnerships become lifelong creative friendships. When opportunities reveal themselves and we shape them into something special.

When we love the process of creating things together, people will love the things we create.
We build brands that fit just right
Like the best version of you, bright and self-assured. We’ll help you see and celebrate why you’re special, and create everything you need to show up how you’ve always wanted.
We’re great listeners
We listen first, collaborate through every step, and welcome feedback, always. The best solutions are built together, so we make the creative process easy (and enjoyable) to participate in. We value your perspective because we’re building something that’s yours.
We center strategy in storytelling
Copy and design are the best of friends, and make the biggest impact when they’re both honored. Strategy unites them. We craft written and visual language from the same principles, leading to work that tells your complete story.
We believe everything can be special
Any opportunity is a chance to make something extraordinary. We delight in the details and share a bottomless appetite for doing good work. It all comes from a thoughtful foundation of care, consideration, and collaboration.
Our team of friends
Kate CarterCo-Founder and Creative Director
As Creative Director and leader of design, Kate is a creative force who ignites our team towards a collective vision. She leads from excitement, always, and she’s never too cool for the room. After beginning her creative career in print, she transitioned to agency work, then in-house at OpenTable and Simple Finance, where she led major rebranding projects.

In her own work, she’s deeply inspired by the work of Sister Corita Kent. She’s seen at least twenty seasons of reality tv series “Survivor,” has a knack for fixing up old houses, and aspires to one day actually love gardening.
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Nick CarterCo-Founder and Creative Director
Nick leads writing, strategy, and the studio’s jelly bean selection at Saint Friend. He worked agency-side at Wieden+Kennedy, NORTH, and Liquid before leading creative for brand teams at a nonprofit and Simple Finance.

As an avid people-watcher, he loves finding common ground between people. Perhaps surprising for a former all-district tuba player, he finds inspiration in quiet places like museums, bookstores, and record shops. You can usually find him reading or writing poetry.
Hanna ChoiStudio Operations Manager
Hanna is a realistic optimist whose happy place is beside the ocean, no matter the weather. When she's not busy juggling SOW's and helping keep our team organized, you'll find her with her dog Mika exploring the best of what the Portland food scene has to offer.
Riane Colquhoun
Creative Strategist
Riane is a double Aquarius, high glam dog mom to Finn, and lifelong fan of Dolly Parton. She grew up between the US and the land down under. When she’s not bringing sunshine to our small and mighty team with her whip-smart creative insights, she loves stirring a Negroni, cooking up a storm, and getting obsessed with her hobby of the month.
Clarissa Fedorovich‍Designer
You’ll find Clarissa in the studio jamming to Joni Mitchell’s Blue or one of her many chaotic playlists. She’s a lifelong dancer and lover of reality tv dating shows who reads a lot of Mary Oliver (“she just gets it”). When she’s not hanging out with her beloved fifteen pound cat Kevin, she spends her free time lounging beside the river and searching for Portland’s best bar fries. Hailing from a California beach town, Clarissa’s sunny outlook keeps our team smiling.
Monday Miller‍Designer
As the studio’s resident life-size Polly Pocket, Monday brings vibrancy through their remarkable illustration skills and eye for type to color the Saint Friend team. When they’re not busy mocking up lyric posters for their favorite artists, you’ll likely find them staying in to craft while enjoying a Youtube deep dive, or venturing across town for some Hotcake House french toast.
Ashley Dingel
As a former democratically-elected class clown, Ashley finds the humor in the horror and uses it to build bridges through her writing to better understand and connect with others. She finds both her joy and creative inspiration from time spent with friends (ideally on a porch with a glass of homemade lemonade), picking up some Linda Gregg, or turning on some Talking Heads. She defines her friendliness as a midwestern specialty— hailing from metro Detroit where she tends her forest of houseplants and collects enough snapshots of vanity plates to make a coffee table book.
Kayla Winter
As the self-described snack enthusiast and supportive friend of our studio, Kayla views softness as a strength and listens to sad girl rock while in the zone. Obsessed with true crime and Star Trek, she lives her life with the north star “What would Captain Picard do?” In her free time, she cares for her lucky black cat Luna and creates intricate macrame hangings from her pull-up bar.
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