Meet Our Digital Marketing Associate, Kara!

Welcome, Kara!


My name is Kara Landhuis, and I am excited to join the Blue Compass team as a Digital Marketing Associate.

My Background

I grew up in Ankeny, Iowa, and I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Advertising in 2014. Studying Advertising was the perfect way to combine my greatest loves - design, writing and strategy. Prior to joining Blue Compass, I worked at Goodwill of Central Iowa, where I created marketing materials to help build the Goodwill brand. At Blue Compass, I am looking forward to working with a wide variety of clients and coming up with creative ways to help them share their brand's stories.

Outside of Work

I love reading, going to movies, and hanging out with my cat, Mavis Beacon. I also play a little ukulele (little describes the amount of playing and the size of the instrument). I like to be involved in events and activities at Cottage Grove Church, and I love hanging out with friends on patios around Des Moines. I especially enjoy The Hall and Exile Brewing!

After college, I spent a year living in York, England. I never took the opportunity to study abroad when I was in college, and I have always loved British things (Harry Potter, Doctor Who, tea, rainy days). I found a great opportunity to work with kids and teens in local schools, churches and community spaces, and living with a host family was the perfect way to fully immerse myself in the culture. I also loved traveling around different areas of the UK, especially on trains! A few of my favorite destinations were The Lake District, Edinburgh, Whitby and Oxford. I met a lot of great people there, and I try to hop across the pond for a visit whenever I can. I didn't pick up a British accent during my time abroad, but I did develop an insatiable craving for scones and crumpets.

Joining the Blue Compass Team

Blue Compass seems like the perfect place for me to grow professionally and personally. I am excited to work with a great team of creative people and to learn from their expertise! My background is mostly in writing and graphic design, so I am excited to learn more about digital marketing, SEO and web design.

Kara Landhuis.
Kara Landhuis

Kara Landhuis graduated with an Advertising degree from Iowa State University. She utilizes her creative writing and branding strategies experiences in her position as a Digital Marketing Associate at Blue Compass. She is passionate about writing engaging content that connects with target audiences and produces results. When she's not at work, Kara is usually thrift shopping or hanging out with her cat, Mavis Beacon.