Kat Morris Murals & Graphic Design

Chattanooga, TN

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Our work stands out because of two things - the quality of our work and the speed at which we deliver it. Plus, we offer both graphic design AND painting services which means for that wedding, event, or business we can do it all for you!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Both graphic design and mural/event painting give us variety and challenges in both creative and technical worlds. And - the results from great design and execution in both fields is very satisfying - great ROI for our customers in the form of complete transformation of their brands and/or their environments.

Location

Chattanooga, TN 37412

Years in business

22

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

14

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Thomas B. May 24, 2017
    Graphic Design
    Verified Review
    Quick
  • Kim M. Feb 2, 2017
    Print Design
    Verified Review
    Easy to work with and talented designer
    Kat did a great job designing my promo postcard. She was fast and executed my vision perfectly.
  • Wendy W. Apr 6, 2016
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Kat is very creative and professional in her work. She did an outstanding job on the murals for our elementary media center! We are so thrilled with the end product. I look forward to working with her on some more projects in the next few years.
  • Delta Educators B. Jan 19, 2016
    We were very, very pleased with the logos that Kathy created for us. Our expectations were exceeded! She listened closely to our comments about the brand image we were trying to convey, and delivered a beautiful set of designs in a timely fashion. And since then, she has helped us to implement these new logos in several effective ways in our marketing. Thank you!
  • Outhay G. Oct 13, 2015
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Very professional. Quick to respond and delivered the job in a timely manner. Thank you Kat!
  • Ronnell R. Jul 8, 2014
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    Kat did a great job on our mural design and painting. I would highly recommend Kat and Iook forward to working with her again. You can't go wrong with hiring her.
  • Tony R. Jul 2, 2014
    Graphic Design
    Verified Review
    Kat Morris is an exceptional find. I have worked with many graphic artist and graphic designers over my lifetime, usually on a restricted budget, so I can say I know a good graphics designer who delivers the goods, when I encounter one. Kat is full of very creative ideas, that are very current. She told me that she works fast to achieve the results I desired and she delivered. She is straight forward, honest, informative, and capable. She delivers on,or ahead of time, and on budget.
  • Sonya S. Jan 14, 2014
    Muralist
    Verified Review
    We were very pleased with our mural. The kids loved it, especially the dragon. It far exceeded my expectations.
  • Geoff R. Apr 9, 2013
    I contacted Mrs. Morris expressing a desire to have a mural painted on at wall at the school I work in. To put it mildly she did an awesome job! Very creative person who came up with the idea to have the letters of the alphabet represented by animals and plants that are indigenous to our state (Ga.). Those few letters (such as Z) that we could not represent, she carefully hid the actual letter somewhere in the painting for the students (and teachers) to try to find. Very beautiful work!!!!
    Kat M. Apr 9, 2013

    Thanks so much! It was a pleasure working with all of you! I look forward to future projects for BPS!!

  • Alisa R. Nov 15, 2012
    Kat has done a lot of work for the Ringgold Middle School media center and other areas around our school and RHS. She's awesome! Her work is awesome! She's so easy to work with and so creative. That's why she keeps getting called back! :-)
  • Catering S. Sep 10, 2012
    We have used Kat for so many different jobs from custom mural painting our entire venue to branding and/or logo design of 3 companies as well as menu design, post card design, business card design, etc. I would use Kathy any time I have a need for any type of her services as her work is BEYOND outstanding!
  • Meredith H. Jun 18, 2012
    Great experience! Her work is terrific & she is very professional.
    Kat M. Jul 6, 2012

    thank you!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
There are no surprises when it comes to our pricing. Each project is bid and approved before we start with exact details of what the customer will be billed. More specifics are listed on our website. The way we arrive at a price for our work, whether its mural painting, a wedding backdrop or graphic design, is based on time. Each painting project has its own variables of access, style and surface. Each graphic design project involves time for the elements involved in each project. We take into account the needs of the customers, along with the variables listed above to come up with a great value for our clients. Our experience allows you to get the best value for your investment in mural painting, event painting or the graphic design because we can arrive at solutions and ideas that will give you what you are looking for within a reasonable time frame at a reasonable cost.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love and am particularly good at both art and math. I know - weird, right? Graphic design is a natural marriage of the two. With both sides of my brain fully engaged for my clients, I can literally transform a boring piece of advertising into something that everybody on that company's team is excited about, especially when they get results! And that excites ME! Mural painting works the same. It takes the artists' eye and skill to implement a great mural, but it takes that ole left brain to figure out how to get it up on the wall! Both skills are a natural fit for my ambidextrious brain!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Graphic Design and mural painting jobs are both unique to the client, but typically in graphic design, I create a logo and then marketing materials, including a website, trade show graphics, letterhead, and brochures, etc to create a complete branding or re-branding for a company. Murals are used to complete a branding campaign and/or to transform a space; to brighten it up; to build on a theme. There is nothing short of remodeling that transforms a room more than a mural.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Graphic Design: Southeast Lineman Training Center is a client that we took from print shop graphics to a full-blown rebranding, creating a tagline (now trademarked), an award-winning new look and feel for all of their materials, including catalogs, website design, trade show graphics, sales materials, acceptance package, training manuals, murals inside their building and so much more. We even helped design a special award for their students. This is a great example of elevating a brand and bottom line - taking their reputation from little known to well-known, graphics from so-so to trend-setter and resulting in an almost 30% increase in student enrollment.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice to customers seeking either graphic design or mural painting is not to hunt by price alone. There are a lot of factors that go into offering good value to customers other than the cheapest price. An experienced professional might cost a little more up front but can help you avoid costly mistakes. For graphic design, this means helping customers identify what they are really trying to accomplish and forming a strategy that will meet that need within budget and time constraints. Anybody with a computer can make a logo, but do they understand what that logo should be representing for you, the client, and what is really on the line - what will give you the best ROI? The same is true for murals - many people can paint a tree, but are they using the right paint? are they working safely? will the mural last or fade in the sun? These and many more reasons are why it's prudent to look at more than just cost when it comes to hiring a graphic or mural professional.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
In looking for a graphic designer OR a mural painter, be sure you compare apples with apples. Just to look at an hourly rate tells you only one thing. To look at the work tells you only one thing. When you are pricing, get the whole picture Look for experience, referrals, turnaround time and even the demeanor of the provider to get a better picture of the true value of the services you are about to pay for.