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  • Kirk Alan Johns

    Creative Director

    Washington, DC

I’m an in-house design leader who helps focus, differentiate and grow your business. For me, design is about solving the right problems. “Pretty” is a bonus. I believe that simple is great but useful is better. Phobias include sand, feet and Victorian architecture.

Work Samples

  • Burgess Identity

  • Offit Kurman Identity

  • Nasa Collateral

Work History

  • Creative Director

    • The Burgess Group LLC
    • Alexandria, VA
    • Nov 2006 - Present (10 years 9 months)

    Lead an interdisciplinary team of designers, writers, marketers, sales people, software developers and subject matter experts for a healthcare technology firm specializing in the delivery of Medicare reimbursement information to design, implement and continually refine the firm’s brand, marketing and communications across all media—print, web and human interaction—as well as signature software products and services.

  • Design Director

    • Chemonics International
    • Washington, DC
    • Sep 2005 - Oct 2006 (1 year 1 month)

    Managed a team of designers and content developers within a corporate communications department to create and implement a visual identity system that led to a cost savings of more $450,000 annually for an international development firm that implements projects for USAID.

  • Art Director

    • NASA
    • Washington, DC
    • May 2004 - Aug 2005 (1 year 3 months)
  • Art Director

    • Burson-Marsteller / Y&R
    • New York, NY
    • Jun 1998 - Oct 2002 (4 years 4 months)

Education

  • Corcoran College of Art + Design

    • Continuing Education, Web Design
    • 2011 - Currently Enrolled

    UX, Web Development & HTML 5

  • IDEO U

    • Continuing Education, Leading for Creativity
    • 2016 - 2016

    Approaches that empower individuals and teams to search for innovative solutions.

  • Ohio University

    • BFA, Graphic Design
    • 1990 - 1995

Specialties

Awards

Office design featured in Interior Design magazine, July 2010.

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