Justin Kemerling

Design Director

Omaha, NE, USA
Designer + Collaborator: Graphic design, as well as art, community, activism, citizenship, entrepreneurship, strategy, and very much Midwest. Work to inspire and motivate.

Currently working with several startups, non-profits, activists, designers, artists and changemakers on a variety of projects, including brand partnerships, websites, integrated/ multi-channel campaigns and one-off projects.

Work Experience

Justin Kemerling Design Co

Owner, Design Director

Collaborative design focused on making it beautiful, moving people to action and getting good things done.
July 2010 - Present Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Action Backed

Co-Founder, Design Lead

We create Web experiences to move people to action for your cause, organization, or company.
April 2014 - Present Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Round And Round

Co-Founder, Co-Worker

A co-working midspace where independent creatives come together to work, learn, and enjoy their careers.
January 2015 - Present Omaha, Nebraska, United States

The Match Factory


A collective of artists and designers emphasizing collaboration, experimenting and projects.
January 2003 - December 2011 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


University Of Nebraska–Lincoln

Bachelors, Journalism & Mass Communications

Degree in advertising with minors in English, art history and history
September 1998 - December 2002 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


AIGA Nebraska

Judge’s Choice


AIGA Nebraska

Best of Independent Design



Design Basics for Nonprofits, I want to do work that..., Infographics: The Why and The How, The Value of Design, Good Thinking


The Good Apple Awards Poster Show, The Museum of Alternative History, Bid Green to Keep the Aquifer Clean, Extraordinary Rendition, RE:FORM School, Power To The Poster: The Exhibition, Manifest Equality, Manifest Hope:DC, Citizen Exhibition