K. M.

Creative Director / Graphic Designer

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Experience: 14 Years
Location: Washington, DC

Overview

Art director/designer with 15+ years' experience across visual media, specializing in interactive and print solutions for business, technology and national news audiences. Proficient in publication design and art direction, front-end web design and development, digital maps using geolocation data, informational graphics, photography, illustration, video editing and podcasting. Mastery of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Extensive experience with Premiere, Dreamweaver and other Adobe software. Recent digital projects built with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and WordPress customization. Adept with Nikon DSLR cameras for still and video imagery.

Experience

K. M. DESIGN
Creative Director / Multimedia Designer
03/13-Present
GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE MEDIA GROUP
Art Director
01/08-05/14

Associate Art Director
10/02-01/08
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING WORKSHOP
Web Designer/Consultant
12/12-present
SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE
Art Director
1/02-10/02

Graphic Artist
9/98-1/02

Education / Qualifications

American University Graduate Certificate/Digital Media, March 2013


Corcoran College Drawing & Painting Sequence, 2000-2003Ohio University B.S./Visual Communication, June 1998

Skills

Adobe Creative SuiteArt DirectionGraphic design
InfographicsPhoto EditingPhotograph Color Correction
Print designPrint Layout DesignWeb Design

Awards

Folio
+ Gold/Best Overall Design, Full Issue (2012)
+ Silver/Best Feature Design (2009)
+ Bronze/Best use of Photography (2006)
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
+ Certificate of Merit/Best Use of Illustration (2010)

Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington
+ Award of Merit/Print Design (2005, 2006, 2007)
Apex
+ Award of Excellence/Infographics (2007)

Recommendations (2)

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Rick Bloom

Contributing Editor at Atlantic Media

Feb 1st 2015
I've known and worked with K. for many years. He is a talented, creative and effective graphic designer, capable of coming up with just the right look for an editorial layout or ad campaign. Somehow he manages to accomplish this without an overbearing ego, unlike many designers. K. is intuitive and flexible in achieving an elegant solution, without the drama.
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Willis Bretz

Photographer

Feb 9th 2015
I worked with K. on a portrait photography assignment while he was at Government Executive Magazine. As with any editorial assignment, communication and planning is key. K. was incredibly clear when conveying his ideas for the portrait and encouraged me to share my thoughts as well while planning. Once we were all set for the assignment, I had a clear vision in my mind as to what it was we were both looking to accomplish without any guess-work, and the portrait turned out great. It was a wonderful opportunity working with Kelly, and I would encourage anyone to jump if they ever have the chance too.
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