Staff

Pierre Rademaker

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / FOUNDER

Pierre came to San Luis Obispo in 1972 to establish the graphic design program at Cal Poly after working in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He founded Pierre Rademaker Design in 1980, and the firm has grown considerably under his direction. His work has received awards from Communication Arts, Print, and Graphis magazines among others and has been published worldwide. Pierre has an M.F.A. in Visual Communications from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Graphic Design from Cal State Long Beach.
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Debbie Shibata

Graphic Designer

After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Design, Debbie worked in a variety of professional environments, doing graphic design, illustration and lettering. Since relocating to San Luis Obispo in 1991, she has worked with Pierre — first as a freelancer, then as a staff designer. Debbie's work has been published in HOW Magazine, Graphic Design USA, and American Corporate Identity Annuals.
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Katherine Thompsons

Office Manager

Growing up in San Luis Obispo and graduating from Cal Poly with a B.A. in Child Development, Kat is continually inspired by the vibrancy of the Central Coast. With her passion for local business, bright smile and positive personality she brings joy and dedication to Rademaker Design when working with clients and designers alike. In her free time, Kat enjoys visiting farmers markets, swap meets and local breweries.
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