Following her graduation from Harrington College of Design, Katie Schrader joined the staff at Laura Barnett Designs in October of 2006. Katie is an ideal associate, able to translate Laura’s design vision and sketches into working drawings used in presentation and construction. Her passion involves the technical aspects of the design process; drawing plans with AutoCAD and rendering images in Photoshop. Working closely with Laura, Katie is able to identify clients’ needs and convey special requirements to any workrooms or contractors involved with her determined yet down-to earth manner. She is involved in all areas of the design process, from searching for both decorative and architectural elements, to on-site project supervision.
Katie is a transplant to Chicago and is originally from Kansas City where her family still resides. She lives Uptown with her husband Bryan and their daughter Olivia. She is an avid reader with eclectic tastes and is currently perusing gourmet cookbooks to her husband’s delight. When she’s not in the kitchen you can find her early mornings at the market or in the evenings at a movie or the theatre.