Who is The D.E.S.K.?

Katherine Lloyd has been working in the book publishing industry since 1997. She began as administrator for the VP of Marketing at Multnomah Publishers and then transitioned into a position at an industry-leading graphic design firm where she enjoyed four years learning from the best of the best. After realizing the strength of the skills she had absorbed, she began freelancing as The DESK in 2002 and hasn’t looked back. Katherine has designed and typeset hundreds of book interiors as well as assisted with design and production of book covers, catalogs, brochures and flyers for some of the biggest names in Christian Publishing, as well as for many getting started.


Katherine has four sons, ages 15 to 30, two daughter-in-laws, and a schnauzer-poodle. Katherine’s passions are organizing and editing—both words and life—reading historical and literary fiction, writing poetry and prose, singing and playing cello, traveling (usually to be near an ocean), and exploring the outdoors through hiking and bike riding. Her faith and her family are always at the top of her list.

Adam Hillis has  worked part-time for The DESK since 2007. He learns quickly and has assisted with projects ranging from proofing to basic typesetting to music engraving. He is also indispensable for marketing, internet, and technical support. Adam’s full-time job is to manage personalities, work loads, practical jokes, and stress levels as the office administrator for a large church youth department. He serves seven youth pastors and says his six years there has turned him into a multi-tasking and organizational guru. Coupled with his love for human interaction and all things digital, Adam is a valuable asset for The DESKs continued success.


Adam  married his wife Lisa in May of 2007. They welcomed their
son Asher in August 2012. Their first “child” is Mowgli, a yorkie-mix
who now has to share his toys.

This website designed and built by Katherine Lloyd and Adam Hillis, The DESK