Celebrating our founder, Kathy Schipper, as she dances into retirement

We’ll miss you Kathy!

Today we celebrate Kathy Schipper’s retirement from Schipper Design. Words cannot express the gratitude we at Schipper Design have for the time we’ve shared with Kathy as our mentor, advisor, and friend. Her passion for art, design and people will leave a lasting impression on all of us.

Kathy founded Schipper Design in 2004, from her home in San Juan Bautista, CA and dedicated herself to her creative craft and clients. Kathy’s unique artistic eye, a knack for detail and gift for relationships allowed her business to grow and thrive and ultimately lead to the Schipper Design you know today – an award-winning agency with a reputation for excellence in branding and marketing across industries and around the world. In 2016, Kathy launched the Creatives for Community® program which awards annual design grants to local non-profits, a testament to her generosity and commitment to community service.

The future of the Agency is stronger than ever with a dedicated team of 13 talented individuals, committed to the same level of creativity, client relations, and community service that Kathy dedicated herself to 16 years ago. We have been planning for this day for several years, by adding myself as a partner last year, hiring Creative Director Zack Shubkagel Rovella, and Client Services Director Heidi Ash. Still, while we are excited for what the future holds for Kathy, we are sad to see her go.

Kathy, we wish you nothing but the best in the years ahead. May this next chapter of life bring you great joy and endless time to do the things you love!


Beth Welch, Managing Partner