Kat Reiser, IDSA

Kat Reiser
Founder | Rise Design
Chair, IDSA Chicago Chapter | 2020-2021

Reiser is known for her strategic approach to today's design challenges. She is notorious for trying to sneak broader discussions into the smallest of projects. She is currently working to break down the assumptions designers make about gender when designing for a specific consumer demographic. 

Reiser graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2016, where she received multiple honors for her merit. As a student, Kat worked with Big Monster Toys, Miss Possible Dolls, and Neutral Design Studio.

Reiser is a hobby-hoarder. Whether its learning a new instrument, or developing another side project, she always has something interesting going on after work. Talk to her about art, food, culture, society, music, or politics and you're guaranteed a thoughtful response.