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JOHN KITCHEN

Director, Studio 22, Inc.

CURRENT & FORMER CLIENTS

Amerock

Amflo

Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators

Belvidere Community School District*

Big Train Chai

Canon*

CGF Industries

Cleo Communications

Content Academy

Dasco Pro

First Mortgage Company*

Grays Harbor Community Hospital

Greenlee-Textron

HDX (Home Depot)

Hononegah Community School District*

Husky

IEC Companies

Jet Beverages

Kanematsu

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours

Larson Darby*

Medtronic

Molyneaux Insurance, Inc.

Newell / Rubbermaid

Norris-Banonis Publishing Group, LLC

Oregon Chai

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center*

Persuasion Consultants

Plews-Edelmann

Raynor Garage Doors

Rockford Bank & Trust*

Rockford Mutual Insurance*

Rockford Spine Center*

Sjostrom & Sons Construction

Spider Company

StoryFirst Media

Testor Corporation

Thermo-Fisher Scientific

Tru-Flate

UltraLube

United Way

Walberg Farms

*Agency collaboration

I was fortunate to have cut my teeth in the pre-computer  era, back when design was a more involved, more hands-on craft. Great emphasis was put on concept development, customer service, and the production of the finished piece was an art in itself.

Fast-forward to 2019. Even with the latest tools and techology at my disposal, I still hold true to the same values I was taught back then. I still kern headlines. I still work out ideas on paper before turning to the computer. I still check and double-check work before it leaves the studio. Call it my tribute to the ways things used to be: good work, done right.

After nearly 30 years in the business, I've worn just about every "hat" imaginable. I've done contract work for major corporations, collaborated with agencies on marketing campaigns, created packaging lining the shelves in big box stores, designed a mountain of print collateral, and helped with international product launches. I've created, produced, written, illustrated, animated, programmed, and retouched. And I enjoy it all—from high creative to mundane production—because to me, it's all art.

The art of design.

 

Years Pro:  29

Position:  Creative

Realm:  Words and images

Aesthetic:  Clean and concise

Pet Peeve:  Bad kerning in headlines

Favorite Beatle:  Paul

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