Pat Atkinson is an art director at Cain & Company. Pat began her career in graphic arts when a close friend of hers opened a typesetting business. It was a great fit for her because she’s detail-oriented and proficient in English and grammar. At the time, typesetting, keyline, and Varitype machines were the norm, so there have been just a few changes to the graphics field in the past 44 years. However, Pat has always had a solid understanding of graphic design essentials, both technical and creative, and has continuously delivered remarkable client material and results through the years.
As a lifelong resident of Rockford, Illinois, Pat graduated from East High School, and aside from graphic arts, she has a previous background in manufacturing and accounting. She is retiring next year, but she is thankful her career path led to Cain & Company, her supportive second family for 22 years!
Pat enjoys reading and spending time with her family and fur babies – two Boston Terrors, er, Terriers! When she retires, she plans to stay busy with her daughter’s in-home daycare business!