Join us First Friday in March (March 2, 2018) from 5pm-8pm.

“Iconic – Branding a City” works by Patrice (Eilts) Jobe

Patrice (Eilts) Jobe is a Kansas City native who grew up in the Shawnee Mission school district and graduated with a BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas.  Her photorealistic paintings were selected for the MidAmerica Five and 30 Miles of Art exhibits at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Not long after graduation, she was spotted by Anne Willoughby, founder of Willoughby Design, at an art exhibition. Willoughby encouraged her to apply for a position with commercial artist, Bill Swicegood, a fortuitous start to a remarkable graphic design career.

Patrice spent ten years at Swicegood Studio and another five years working with designer John Muller perfecting the precise art of graphic design, which was done by hand drawing and cut and paste at the time. Patrice immediately began to win awards for her clean and clever designs.

In the early 90’s Patrice joined Mark Anderson and Jan Tracy to start Eilts Anderson Tracy. In 1994, the business evolved into EAT Advertising and Design with her as sole owner, which she ran until retiring in 2013.

During Patrice’s career, she developed a reputation for outstanding brand identity, which garnered her firm many local and national awards, including OMNI awards and publication in PRINT, Graphis and TYPOGRAPHY. She became known as the “Logo Queen” by her peers. Patrice’s logo for Thies Doolittle Architecture was the only logo to ever win Best of Show at the annual Addy Awards. Some of the most recognizable logos, branding systems and signage in the Kansas City region came out of EAT Advertising and Design. Her clients included The City of Kansas City, Hallmark, PB&J Restaurants, WestStar Energy, The Kansas City International Airport, The Central Exchange, TranSystems, Powell Gardens, Johnson Country Park and Rec, The JO and many more. Most notably, in 1992 Patrice designed the “City of Fountains/Heart of the Nation” logo for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, which is still in use today.

Patrice (Eilts) Jobe has contributed a lasting legacy to the Kansas City region.

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