Kate Armbruster

Partner and Senior Director of Operations

DesignStudio Network

San Diego, CA

Bio

I’ve spent the last 12+ years producing complex initiatives and leading interdisciplinary teams for stellar companies across the globe. From my distinct experiences in-agency and in-house, as an employee and a consultant, I have a unique perspective on how to curate strong partnerships, streamline processes, reduce churn, and most importantly, take big ideas and physically make them happen. My sweet spot is building teams and operationalizing complicated programs.

structure to creativity

Education
University of Kansas

English

2005 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree

Double Minor in Business and Communications

Work History

Senior Director of Operations

DesignStudio Network, Inc

San Diego, CA

Full-time

August 3, 2020 - Present

I lead operations, HR, and project management.

Founder & Principal

Co-Kate, LLC

San Diego, CA

Freelance

July 1, 2016 - Present

We work with strategic partners that look to accelerate their business. 

Senior Digital Producer

ViTRO

San Diego, CA

Full-time

April 1, 2016 - August 1, 2016

I defined, refined, and produced creative executions for a $1M digital portfolio.

Producer

Mirum Agency (formerly Digitaria)

San Diego, CA

Full-time

August 1, 2014 - April 1, 2016

I led the production of digital ecosystems for high-profile clients including CBRE, Oakley, GM.

Lead Project Manager

Jacob Tyler Creative Group

San Diego, CA

Full-time

January 1, 2013 - August 1, 2014

I managed a portfolio of 20+ accounts with an overall budget of $1.2M.

Account Manager

Ameba Marketing

San Diego, CA

Full-time

May 1, 2010 - January 1, 2013

I led a team of creatives, developers, and social media experts on marketing campaign material.

Skills
Account Management
Project Management
New Business Development
Strategic Planning

Allison
Pope

Program Manager

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anthony
Matiya

CEO and Founder

DesignStudio Network

Brandy
Rosenquist

Senior Account Manager

San Diego, California

Chanan
Wijngaarden

Production Specialist

Amsterdam, Netherlands

danielle-lyons

Danielle
Lyons

Project Manager

San Diego, CA

Greg Haines

Greg
Haines

Executive Vice President

San Diego, California

james-vumback

James
Vumback

CEO @ Get The Referral

Joe
Gonzalez

Junior Project Manager

DesignStudio

Chicagoland

Juan
Tamayo

Software Architect

DesignStudio

San Diego, California

Kevin
Sherman

Account Manager

DesignStudio.com

Fox Lake, Illinois

Kit
Jamrasmee

Website Content Specialist

DesignStudio Network

Wisconsin

Maggie
Mical

DesignStudio Network

Mario Moreno

Mario
Moreno

Visual Designer

San Diego, California

Mark
King

Web Developer

DesignStudio Network

Tampa, FL

Miguel
Ambriz Lucio

3D artist

MiguelAmbrizLucio

Tijuana, Baja California

Mike Browning Headshot

Mike
Browning

Web Content Specialist

DesignStudio Network

San Diego, California

Miriam Roper

Miriam
Roper

Web Graphic Designer

San Diego, California

Nikki
Dickison

CRM & Email Marketing Specialist

Radostina Stoycheva

Radostina
Stoycheva

Project Manager

San Diego, California

Samantha
Montoya

Community Support Specialist

DesignStudio

Queen Creek, AZ

Sara
Attou

Visual Designer

DesignStudio

San Diego, California

Scott
Gordon

Web Developer

DesignStudio

Las Vegas, NV

Timothy Donnellon

Timothy
Donnellon

Associate Director of Key Accounts

DesignStudio Network

San Diego, California

Thomas Arthur

Thomas
Arthur

Marketing Manager

San Diego, CA USA

Zachary
Senvisky

Johnny
Mennenga

DesignStudio Network, Inc.

Paul Sao

Paul
Sao

Operations Specialist

San Diego, California

Sarah
Wiesner

Project Manager

DesignStudio Network, Inc

Houston, TX

Taylor
Williams

zak-andjersson

Zak
Andjersson

Marketing Manager

California

Wyatt
Taylor

Digital Marketing Specialist

San Diego, CA

Tyler
Botha

Writer/Strategist

San Diego, CA