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 i… Read More
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 (fifteen+ years ago) that I put into practice all that I had picked up along the way, and became the designer I am today.
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.
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.
AND ABOUT THAT QUESTION...
I’m often asked, “Would you entertain the idea of going back to work for another firm or agency?" Although I’m not currently looking for that, I know better than to say, “Never!” Should the right opportunity present itself then, “Certainly, I'd consider it!” Read Less
Professional Graphic Designer (Print Specialty) + Owner of Kelley Albert Design