Some Very Nice Words
“You know those people that light up a room with great ideas? Kate is an outstanding creative strategist, brand collaborator and event/entertainment producer all rolled into one. She has her finger on the pulse of Oregon’s cultural scene and is a genuine ball to work with.”
—Holly Macfee, Director Brand Strategy, Travel Oregon
"I have worked with dozens and dozens of creative professionals, event producers, and big picture thinkers, and I can think of none who are as gifted as Kate Sokoloff at coalescing ideas into strategic actions that are both effective and fun. Her strength is finding ways for people to experience ideas, not just read or hear about them, and connect that experience to a brand/cause/medium in a very positive way. She's remarkable."
—Greg Netzer, Executive Director, Wordstock
“Portland is a community that boasts of creative people. …Kate's work makes us all look a bit cliche'. Unlike many creatives, Kate's thinking is very strategic. Ideas and concepts are not frivolous or fluff, they are rooted in the goals and objectives of the client. I'd like to provide a truly original superlative about Kate Sokoloff, but I'd have to hire her to come up with it. Sensational and modest.”
—Richard Recker, AC Portland
"Kate's creative spirit and uncanny wordsmithery were instrumental in branding our national event Flash Kitchen. Since our first meeting, I am continually impressed with her professionalism and ability to think outside the box."
—Jason Valdez, Marketing and Merchandising Coordinator, Whole Foods Market
"...fun, ridiculously imaginative and a bit of a genius. I'd have her produce any show I was putting on anywhere ever under any circumstances."
—Wesley Stace, author, musician, producer, host,
John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders
"We worked with Kate last fall to come up with our company name (Point 97). She absolutely nailed it for us! Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with - made it easy, thorough, thoughtful, and understood exactly what were looking for instantly. She really does have right-brain super powers! I would totally recommend Kate to help you solve your creative challenges!"
-Charles Steinback, Director, Point 97
"Kate produced LAIKA's annual holiday party last year. She was instrumental in scouting a unique venue, and wonderful, interesting caterers that gave us freedom to design an event that was a compliment to our eclectic group. We were somewhat reined in by the budget, or you can bet we would have had the ice bar with vodka luge. No matter the challenges we faced, Kate was always there with a new idea or solution. It was an absolute blast to work with her and I look forward to our next adventure together!"
-Suzanne Johnson, Senior Director, Human Resources, Laika
“I've been a guest of hers on Live Wire and a loose collaborator of hers for the Governor's conference on tourism. And we've become friends. She has a great energy, great ideas and she gets things done. I would highly recommend her creative concepts, (and ) strategic thinking ….”
—Andrew Dickson, Copywriter, WK12 co-director, Wieden + Kennedy