Kristie Klavinger is a seasoned and respected professional for print and marketing solutions. Her career spans over 20 years and is strongly focused on corporate brand identity. Her recognized leadership and innovative approach allows her to give clients the results they need in todays ever changing marketing environment.
Kristie began her career in the California Bay Area with a focus on hospital and financial forms and inventory management. Moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1999, she expanded into Commercial Print, Promotional Products, Branded Apparel, e-Commerce, Signage and Vehicle Wraps. Her holistic approach allows her to pull from her vast industry network to create a positive experience and truly be a single source print and marketing solutions provider. Her expertise in design and print production (large and small format) means every detail is taken into consideration and tended to. She takes the stress out of print and marketing collateral purchasing, maintains consistency for her clients and uitilizing her print production expertise, she delivers results clients rely on. Serving the entire West Coast, her client base spans multiple industries including Tech, Entertainment, Events, Hospitality, Financial, Health Care, Transportation, Government, Assisted Living Communities and Small Business.
Her entrepreneurial journey began in 2010 with K2 Konsulting, a consulting company, assisting other print providers nationwide in establishing branded e-Commerce and inventory management sites for their clientele. Working with her clients' end users to develop company stores and the print providers to establish back end efficiencies, allowing future maintenance to be handled in-house.
In 2013 she and her business partner started kb Creative, a print and signage company. kb Creative grew quickly in the Mid-Willamette Valley and provided design and print services for many community projects and events including The Oregon Jamboree, Northwest Art & Air Festival, Linn County Fair, River Rhythms, Willamette Country Music Festivals, and many more.
In 2017 she rebranded as sole owner of K2 Creative and moved her operations to Salem, Oregon where she continues to serve her clients and expand her expertise.
Throughout her life she's been involved with charitable work and non-profits. From a young age her parents instilled the importance of contributing to something greater than oneself. Sitting on boards and volunteering, they involved her in work starting with puppies for the non-profit Canine Companions for Independence in Santa Rosa, CA and many aspects of the Redwood Police Activities League (Redwood P.A.L) in Rohnert Park, CA, including coaching Judo and the girls Precision Drill Team.
Today she remains engaged in her community, sitting on the Board of Directors for SafeHaven Humane Society, as the committee chair for the St. Jude's Autumn Harvest Gala in Portland, OR., and most recently as the co-founder for WiNE - Women's Network of Entrepreneurs.