Specializing in long documents, technical reports,

and high-end print production support

People often ask...

Kathleen, exactly what is it that you do?

Well... I say, I fulfill a niche need in the graphic design industry, that's fairly unique to Washington, DC — the creation of long documents (that's industry jargon) such as books, catalogs and reports. Text-intensive publications written by wonks and scholars and experts, full of supporting elements like tables, maps and diagrams, and containing languages like Chinese, Russian 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 overwhelmed art directors, studio managers, and others, who are working on large graphic design projects under tight deadlines. For over 25 years I've assisted talented creatives on a wide array of projects using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications — InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Muse and Acrobat.

Since 1992 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!

I'm a graphic designer, who genuinely loves production work. Honestly! Nothing makes me happier than creating a complex
but structured, CMYK, press-ready InDesign file.

 

HERMES PLATINUM
AWARD
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PUBLICATION DESIGN

AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD FOR
EDITORIAL DESIGN

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THE WASHINGTON, DC
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