Specializing in long documents, technical reports,

and high-end print production support

People 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 — 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 with 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?

Award-winning 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 packaging up a complex 
but structured, CMYK, press-ready InDesign file.

AWARD FOR
PUBLICATION DESIGN

AWARD FOR
EDITORIAL DESIGN

 ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE WASHINGTON, DC CHAPTER OF THE AIGA