a. Hofmeister is a woman-owned, Colorado-born design and animation studio that brings smart creative solutions to businesses through language, design and video.
Our studio is located in Erie, Colorado, just East of Boulder. We are a small team with big ideas and big talent.
Managing Principal + Chief Creative Meister
Karen is the founder and has been the Chief Creative Meister of hofmeister since 2014. She is Colorado born, from Loveland and holds a BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver in Communication Design. In her 15+ years of experience in graphic design and strategic brand development she has worked for some of the largest branding firms and advertising agencies on the Front Range. In that time she had the opportunity to work with the following clients:
TD Ameritrade, The Brown Palace, University of Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, Mercy Health, NYU Langone Health, IllinoisOne Health, GE, CENTURY21, Hertz, Arrow Electronics, Exclusive Resorts, InnovAge, Portico, Visit Denver, Colorado Tourism, Anschutz Health, CenturyLink, CoBiz Financial, Yale New Haven Health, The Aga Khan University, Heritage College, Banner Health, Earth Balance, Walmart Marketside, Pulte Homes, Dell Webb, Colonial Life, Douglass Colony, and Stoic & Genuine.
Karen’s award-winning work has been featured in HOW and Print Magazines. She is an active member of both the Denver Metro and Erie Chamber of Commerce, has a seat on the Erie Public Arts Advisory Board and is President of the Downtown Erie Business Association. Over the years, she has designed 10 dresses for the annual One Club’s Denver Paper Fashion Show to raise money for DAVA, providing arts education, social and life skills for Aurora’s urban youth—all while working with a medium that allows her to think outside the box and stretch the imagination.
Kailee is a Metropolitan State University of Denver graduate of Communication Design and was an intern with hofmeister in her final year of school. She made such an impression that hofmeister decided to keep her. She brings with her a passion for design, non-profits—and hockey from her Canadian roots.
Principal + Chief Multimedia Meister
Also having roots in Colorado—and brother-in-law to Karen—Tom graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BFA in graphic design and an Emphasis in Photography. Tom joined hofmeister as a co-owner summer of 2016. For over 15 years he has become an expert in motion graphics design, post production and photography. He is able to transform simple ideas and raw materials into a visual experience that audiences won’t forget. Over the last 15 years he’s had the opportunity to work with the following clients:
Willis Towers Watson, Boston Market, Heritage College, SME (Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration), Granicus, Chris Daniels and the Kings, United Way, CU Depression Center, CCU, MOPS, LifeLoc, Up With People, Country Jam, Stellar Kayaks, Providence Network, ArtGym, Sitrion, Red Rocks Community College, Lutheran Family Services.
Our Mad Skills
Hofmeister is a boutique branding, design and motion graphics studio committed to producing thoughtful, creative and strategic brand identity systems and communication materials to elevate your business.
Our senior-level team works side-by-side with you to establish your audience and successfully deliver smart communication and design solutions. We help define your brand both visually and verbally through print, digital and motion to make it stand apart from the competition.
We also come with some pretty mad skills including the following:
Brand System Design
Brand Asset Management
Print & Digital Advertising
2D & 3D Motion Graphics
Photo Editing & Retouching
Graphics & Video