SINCE 1992

People will often say to me “Kathleen, exactly what is it that you do?”

Well, I say, I fulfill a niche need in the graphic design industry that's somewhat unique to Washington, DC. It's the creation of (jargon alert) long documents, such as books, catalogs, and reports. Text-intensive publications written by scholars and experts, full of supporting elements like figures and tables, and containing foreign languages like Chinese and Arabic. In other words, the types of publications that are continuously being churned out by the city's two largest contractors — the federal government and the George Washington University.

In addition to long documents, I provide highly-skilled production support to over- whelmed Creative Directors, Studio Managers, and other heads, who need to complete multifarious design projects under tight deadlines. For over 25 years I've assisted talented creatives on a wide array of printed projects using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Muse.

For over 25 years huh? How have you lasted so long?

Talent, persistence, and a rent-controlled apartment. Since 1989, my home-studio has been located near 16th & U Street, NW — just one block south of Malcolm X Park and
12 blocks north of the White House.

2013 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Studio #711
Washington, DC 20009

phone: 202-297-6926

e-mail: kathleencole@me.com

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The George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research; the Graduate Management Admission Council (Reston, VA); the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Poten and Partners (NYC) and Fusion GPS.



Hermes Creative Award: Publication Design, 2014
American Graphic Design Award: Editorial Design, 2014