Specializing in print design, Type A Creative offers the range of services and skills of a larger creative agency with the flexibility and one-on-one attention that only a boutique agency can provide. With a focus on clean, modern design, we have a limited client list and offer highly personalized services from concept to creation.
Type A Creative was founded in 2015 by Kendall Pata. Having worked in multiple creative fields since 2003, including architecture, photography, museum education, and graphic design, Ms. Pata opened her own boutique creative agency. A woman-owned and woman-operated business, Ms. Pata believes in giving back to her community and giving one-on-one attention to her exclusive client list.
LEAD DESIGNER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Kendall Pata is an artist and graphic designer born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received her BFA with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was a four year letter winner in Division I collegiate soccer. Specializing in print design, Kendall also pursues photography, styling, and event design. Her creative process is informed by her extensive travels and numerous studies abroad.
In January 2021, Kendall joined the Board of Directors for Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, and previously served with the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. In 2018, she co-founded the Santa Barbara chapter of Moms Demand Action, a national grassroots advocacy group fighting to end gun violence, and still serves as Local Group Co-Lead.
A vocal advocate for women’s rights, education, and the arts, Kendall has volunteered with many local organizations, including the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, the Junior League of Santa Barbara (JLSB), and the Santa Barbara County Alliance for Arts Education. She is an active member of the League of Women Voters and the Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club, and recently was invited to serve on the Community Council of Advisors for JLSB.
Mayela Rodriguez is a graphic designer and practicing artist currently working and residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born and raised in Santa Barbara California, Mayela completed her degree in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and received her M.F.A. in Art from the University of Michigan in the Spring of 2019. Mayela utilizes sculpture, photography, and social engagement to construct and examine relationships, exchanges, and imagined spaces.
Maddie is a graphic designer and artist currently living in Alexandria, Virginia. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she moved up the coast and received her BA in Business from UC Santa Cruz in 2015. After a few years working as a Brand Marketing Specialist, she decided to go back to school and graduated from Academy of Art University with a Masters in Graphic Design in 2020. Her design style draws inspiration from the places she’s lived, combining the breezy and colorful aesthetic of the West Coast with the clean and minimalist style of the East.