Graphic Design, Branding, Art Direction and entrepreneur. I believe that great design work is the product of thoughtful collaboration.
I have worked with startups, publishers, content creators to create effective and beautiful communication.
Let's see, here are the boxes I would have checked if LinkedIn let me check more than three: Great results, personable, expert, good value, on time, high integrity, creative.
What more can I say? Oh, I know. He's pretty funny, too!
Kevin pairs inventive design with a solid knowledge of the printing process.
Kevin is a very talented and creative designer who delivered an impossible project in a limited time frame and did it to the highest standard. His design concepts were fresh and exciting - and the end project perfectly delivered on the creative brief. I recommend him highly and would work with him again at any time.
I worked with Kevin through his studio Giampietro+Smith. Kevin took the lead on conceiving and designing covers for Social Research on a quarterly basis. We publish booklike issues based on complex, multidimensional themes. This creating a successful cover for our journal requires a combination of creative artistic skill, and the ability to grasp and express subtle ideas with visual finesse. The eight covers G+S Studio created for us rank among our very best. They were widely praised by readers, and they made a strong presence on bookstore shelves.
Kevin is one of my favorite artists and designers. His craft and knowledge are at expert levels and has commitment and enthusiasm to match. I love discussing the state of design and music with him and I know we will work together in the future. He also showed me a book that I continue to hunt with a vengeance. ECM's Sleeves Of Desire, if you were wondering.
I have met passionate design and its name is Kevin. Over the last decade I have come to rely on Kevin for branding exercises and a variety of offline and online initiatives. His ability to strike a balance between big concepts and delicate application of typography is rarely seen – and he's good fun to work with to boot. He will quickly become one of your most valuable resources professionally, and someone you will eventually want to call friend.
Kevin's combination of insight, taste, imagination and drive makes everything he touches turn to gold. I hate sports metaphors, but Kevin not only never misses, but he hits home runs every time he's at the plate.
Kevin is our go-to when one of our clients needs us to develop a new brand, or refresh and existing brand. He has designed logos and various print collateral for 3 of our biggest clients. We're lucky to have access a resource like him. Not only is he incredibly talented, but he's a great guy to work with as well. Studio employees and our clients all love working with him.
We've hired Kevin for a number of projects--both for our clients and for our own company. His work always impresses; a recent client said the invitation that he designed for their wine tasting event was "the best invitation we've ever seen." Kevin brings great creativity, thoughtfulness, and professionalism to every project.
Kevin developed the design template and has done the layouts for a photo-intensive, complex travel series that we've created for a major trade publisher. Each book is approximately 500 to 800 pages. Kevin is extremely skilled at organizing reams of information clearly and stylishly, and he never fails to rise to any challenge with good humor, a positive attitude, and rapid responses. He's a pleasure to work with.
Kevin did an excellent job designing our logo and branding. The task was challenging, and my input was of limited use, but Kevin managed to create an impressive branding theme that met all of my goals. I had worked with other designers before working with Kevin, and they were not able to produce what I needed, likely because of a failure of imagination. By contrast, Kevin created several strong themes and one perfect one, showing creativity and responsiveness. In short, I highly recommend Kevin.