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Anne C. Kerns, AIGA
Hi, I'm Anne. As a graphic designer, I focus on creative expressions of messaging, business goals, and client needs, to deliver communication materials that clarify and engage.

I earned a BS in Advertising Design from the University of Maryland, College Park, back when Xacto® knives and mechanical boards were d… Read More
Hi, I'm Anne. As a graphic designer, I focus on creative expressions of messaging, business goals, and client needs, to deliver communication materials that clarify and engage.

I earned a BS in Advertising Design from the University of Maryland, College Park, back when Xacto® knives and mechanical boards were de rigueur. I’m happy to report I survived that era with all fingers intact. Learning graphic design before the computer was a ubiquitous tool taught me the production processes behind design and gave me an eagle eye for the details of the craft. Some might call it obsessive; I call it dedicated.

For over 20 years I have held graphic design and management positions in the Washington, D.C., area, working for and with a wide variety of firms. Previous engagements included Hecht’s Department Stores, Powell Tate Public Relations, Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group, and The Madison Design Group (MDG). Throughout my career, I have been intrinsically involved in everything from marketing strategy and promotion, to systems implementation, to art direction and hands-on design solutions for traditional print projects as well as web, animation, and custom three-dimensional kits. Read Less
Adjunct Design Instructor
An avid promoter of good design and fine typography, I taught design at George Mason University (periodically 2002–2010), have given seminars at area high schools, and generally try to educate anyone who wants to know more about things like grid structures, dingbats, and kerning. Yes, ironically I actually have a … Read More
An avid promoter of good design and fine typography, I taught design at George Mason University (periodically 2002–2010), have given seminars at area high schools, and generally try to educate anyone who wants to know more about things like grid structures, dingbats, and kerning. Yes, ironically I actually have a typographic term for a last name. (Thanks, Dad!) Read Less
Anne Likes Red!
Now in my sixth year of self-employment, Anne Likes Red, Inc., is my venture as an independent designer and consultant. I work directly for businesses, associations, and nonprofit organizations, to develop creative services and marketing communications. I am a willing collaborator. When needed, I have a network of… Read More
Now in my sixth year of self-employment, Anne Likes Red, Inc., is my venture as an independent designer and consultant. I work directly for businesses, associations, and nonprofit organizations, to develop creative services and marketing communications. I am a willing collaborator. When needed, I have a network of experts available to partner with for complex projects, and I am a seasoned project manager, ensuring schedules and budgets are achieved and maintained. I have a thorough understanding of print design, and knowledge of web practices although I do not code.

And while red is my favorite color, I design across the spectrum, selecting a palette based on what’s appropriate for your project. Read Less
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