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Kate Ley

production designer

Kate Ley has been a production designer with Hallmark since 2011. Long before that, however, she had an affinity for paper. Opening a book, a magazine, a card, paper snowflakes, coloring books, origami, wedding invitations, wall paper – these things inspired her. Her dream was to work for magazines, so she attended the University of Missouri for a Bachelors of Journalism in Magazine Design. She learned how to take great writing, great illustration and photography and make a story out of them.

At Hallmark, she helps transform the amazing work of her peers into greeting cards, making sure to capture the right mood and style to tell the right story.

Kate grew up in Southern California and lives here in Kansas City with her husband, daughter Genevieve and very cute dog, Wendy.