Kurt is a veteran Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator. A Skilled, experienced and versatile graphics professional with over 35 years experience in print and web design, publishing, marketing, promotions, production, consulting and training. He has produced projects ranging from brochures, logos, magazine designs, book illustrations to media kits and web sites. This broad range of skills and stylistic approach enables him to execute client’s projects from concept to finished production art.
Over a diverse career in the industry, he has accumulated skills in Art Direction, Graphic and Web Design, Digital Art, Illustration, Photography, Electronic Publishing, and Design Consulting. He has worked as freelance and as a staff artist, working both solo and with creative teams and workgroups. Having learned his craft in the murky prehistory prior to desktop publishing, he therefore possesses both traditional and digital studio skills.
Kurt has a BFA with honors in Graphic Design and Illustration from Pratt Institute. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, he moved with his family to Rockland Country in 2001. Kurt established Fantastic Realities Studio as a versatile source for seasoned and professional design solutions. In 2014 he moved his home and studio to Berkeley Springs, WV.
PREPRESS & PRODUCTION
Adobe Creaitive Suite/Creative Cloud
BB Edit /Textwrangler
Apple Pages / Numbers / Keynote
MOST RECENT GIGS
OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Fantastic Realities Studio, Graphics and Design Services
Author Michael Stein, Juliet Stewart, Cases by Source, Sprice Contracting, Group M Marketing, Directory of Major Malls, Ettinger Engineering, Namaste Garden Environments, Rob Kron Custom Designs, Eyevolution Optique, RMS Business Advisors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Rockland County. RB Works, Four Winds Earth Chorus, The Inanna Company, Dypes-N-Wypes, Professional Title Insurance, Patience T'ai Chi Association, King Limo Service, RBA Consultants Council.
July 2003 -June 2004
Art Director & Webmaster
Art on Paper Magazine, Fanning Publishing, NYC
January 2001 - October 2001
Senior Art Director
Elite Traveler Magazine, Universal Communications, NYC
Magazine Design, Ad Design, Prepress Technician & Web Design
March 1998 - January 2001
Senior Art Director, Web Designer
Crescent Publishing Group, NYC, New Media Group
May 1991 - March 1998
Art Director, Marketing And Promotions
Universal Media, Inc., NYC
PRATT MANHATTAN, NYC
Conintuing Ed., Electronic Publishing
PRATT INSTITUTE, BROOKLYN, NY
BFA w Honors, Illustration and Graphic Design
BROOKLYN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, BROOKLYN, NY
Industrial Design Major w Honors
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