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Earning My Stripes

I learned the craft of graphic design as a student of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), which touts one of the most demanding and reputable programs in the country. I put my skills into motion by working in small design shops and the creative departments of top national public relations firms in and around New York and DC. But it wasn’t until I went off on my own in 1996, and put into practice all that I had picked up along the way, that I became the designer I am today.

 

Solo Act

When you work for yourself, you wear many hats. By doing so I learned the most about my business, the work, my clients and life. I am a receptionist, courier, accountant, designer, janitor, creative director, marketing specialist, production artist, technical geek and CEO. Clients take comfort in  knowing I will be with them every step of the way, from answering their phone calls to delivering their final product. And although I work alone, no project exists in a vacuum. It’s ALL teamwork.

 

Technology + the Case for Print

My class at CMU was one of the first to use the personal computer, specifically the Mac. Remember floppy disks? Dates me, doesn’t it? Twenty years later, I am still keeping up with the latest technology. (This website alone was created on newly developed software, downloaded from the “cloud”.) But through
it all, I have stayed true to my first love, print design.

 

Years ago, everyone was ditching their print projects for an online presence. But recently, I’ve noticed the pendulum swinging back to a nice balance of using BOTH web and print to deliver a message or product. A website is only relevant when a customer is looking directly at it. A poster hangs on the wall; an annual report is on your desk for quick reference; a printed invitation is a personal gesture that appears in your mailbox, not an afterthought in your inbox.

National Client Base

With technology today we are no longer bound by cubicle walls or state lines. My office may be in North Carolina, but I work with clients in every region of the country – from Austin to Anchorage, from San Francisco to New York.

 

No Cookie Cutter Work

I am lucky in that I have a diverse group of clients — from environmental to arts-based groups, to musicians, bakers and candlestick makers. Okay, maybe not the last one, but it is through this diversity of work that I am able to stay excited about what I do, and as a result am able to offer fresh, innovative and individualized solutions to each of my client’s projects. I hope you notice this diversity as you scan the selection of work below.

 

A Good Attitude

The best working relationships are built on respect, open lines of communication and a good attitude. Life is short. Who wants to surround themselves with miserable people? I’ve been blessed to keep many of my clients as friends — long after the work is complete.

 

Creative in Life

I am creative 24/7, not just at work. Nothing makes me happier than to be dreaming up the next great design for a client or adventure with friends. Back in DC, before MeetUp.com existed, I founded and ran a club with a half dozen friends called Club XII, which grew quickly to 200 members strictly through word of mouth. We toured embassies, played glow-in-the-dark golf, learned to skeet shoot and attended a “Bad Art” exhibit to name just a few of our off-kilter, monthly activities.

 

A Well-Balanced Life

I work hard for my clients, REALLY hard! But I also believe in life beyond work. The two aspects feed each other and make me a better designer and person. It may be hard to balance the two at times, but it is always worth striving for. In my free time I like to: hike, play tennis, listen to live music, garden, explore (check out “Kelley in Carolina”), "glean" for the Interfaith Food Shuttle and spend time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

So, how may I help you?

Please contact me for a free estimate for your current graphic design needs, or just to touch base for any future assignments.

 

kelleyalbertdesign@gmail.com

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IDENTITIES

Highlights include work for:

Seasonal Living, CTIA, Medpac, Fit Arlington, Arlington Cultural Affairs, NRDC

 

POSTCARDS / RACK CARDS

Highlights include work for:

Arlington (VA) Cultural Affairs, Seasonal Living, Terrace Gallery

 

BROCHURES

Highlights include work for:

Arlington (VA) Cultural Affairs, Festival Ballet Providence, Norman Bird Sanctuary

 

ANNUAL REPORTS

Highlights include work for:

National Parks Conservation Association, The Advertising Council, Prison Fellowship

 

FOLDERS

Highlights include work for:

Robin Maley Healthcare Strategies, CMU, Voices for America's Children

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Highlights include work for:

Artisphere, League of Washington Theatres, Rosslyn Spectrum

 

MENUS / CATERING PACKETS

Highlights include work for:

Blackstone Catering, Ann MeMe's Bakery and Cafe, Provencal Bakery & Cafe

 

REPORTS / DIRECTORIES

Highlights include work for:

Voices for America's Children, Dance USA, Jacob's Pillow Dance, NPCA

 

NEWSLETTERS

Highlights include work for:

National Parks Conservation Association, Arlington Dept. of Parks and Recreation

 

FLYERS

Highlights include work for:

Jane Franklin Dance, Newport Harbor

Hotel and Marina, Artisphere

 

ADVERTISING: PRINT & WEB

Highlights include work for:

Artisphere, Seasonal Living, Rosslyn BID, SICPA

 

AND SO MUCH MORE..

Highlights include work for:

Speedy Tolliver, CTIA, Dave's Marketplace, FEMA, WAPAVA, Ann Meme's Bakery

 

design portfolio

Arlington Arts Center

Arlington (VA) Cultural Affairs

Arlington Dept. of Parks & Recreation

Arlington (VA) Partnership for Children,
     Youth and Families

Artisphere

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Blackstone Catering

Boys and Girls Club of Newport County

Cape Museum of Fine Arts

Caplin & Drysdale

The Sir Arthur Clarke Institute for

      Telecommunication and Information

Dance/USA

Ellipse Arts Center

Festival Ballet Providence

Fit Arlington

Freedom Park (Arlington)

Jacobs Pillow Dance

Jane Franklin Dance Company

Landmine Survivors Network

Mac Chrupcala Orchestra

Medpac

National Chamber Ensemble

National Geographic Society

National Parks Conservation Association

Newport Harbor Corporation

Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

Newport Yachting Center

New York Yacht Club

Peak Performance Group, Inc.

Prison Fellowship / International

Provencal Bakery

Public Allies

Rosslyn Business Improvement District

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre

Seasonal Living

Voices for America’s Children

Teamed Up with 6 Square:

Macy’s

Norman Bird Sanctuary

On Site and Off Site /
Contract Work:

Carnegie Mellon Activity Board

Cellular Telecommunications
     Industry Association

Graves Fowler

The Kamber Group

Ketchum

The Magazine Group

MS&L

Ogilvy & Mather

Porter Novelli

West + Associates, Inc.

clients

Former Employers and Accounts

PORTER NOVELLI (Washington, DC)

Accounts as a Senior Designer: Procter and Gamble (P&G)  |  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  |  Japanese Automobile Manufacturers of America  |  The Advertising Council  |  National Confectioners Association  |  National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLB)  |  American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)  |  American Hospital Association  |  National Safe Boating Council  |  Fire Chiefs Association  |  Mayer Labs  |  American Iron and Steel Institute  |  Residence Inn by Marriott  |  World Wildlife Fund  |  National Asthma Education and Prevention Division  |  Republican and Democratic Conventions  |  National Cheese Institute

 

THE KAMBER GROUP (Washington, DC)

Accounts as a Designer: The White House  |  George Washington University  |  Defenders of Wildlife  |  Laborers' International Union of North America  |  Airline Pilots Association  |  Birds Florist  |  The American University  | UNICEF  |  The Women's Health Initiative    AFL-CIO  |  Library of Congress  |  Graphic Communications International Union of North America  |  International Alliance of
Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators  |  Project Children  |  International Association of Fire Fighters  
Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)  |  The Nature Conservancy  |  Consumer Federation of America  |  United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)

 

PINNACLE DESIGN (Bethesda, MD)

Accounts as a Designer: March of Dimes  |  TOT Toys  |  National Association of Women Business Owners

 

HENRY DREYFUSS ASSOCIATES (NYC)

Accounts as a Design Intern: AT&T  |  John Deere

 

MANHATTAN CONCEPTS (Westport, CT)

All content from this site—design work, fine art, photography and written content was created by Kelley Albert Design. If you wish to blog or pin any of this content, a credit line of "Kelley Albert Design" must be added and a link back to this page. If you wish to use any of this content beyond that, please contact me.

KELLEY ALBERT DESIGN  |  RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA  |  919-900-8474 

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