Kurt is a veteran Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator. A Skilled, experienced and versatile graphics professional with over 40 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.
I've been at this a long time. I've had good training. I know what I'm doing, and I'm pretty good at it. But if you want to read on, that‘s awesome! Love you forever!
Over a diverse career in the industry, Kurt has accumulated skills in Art Direction, Graphic and Web Design, Digital Art, Illustration, Photography, Electronic Publishing, and Design Consulting. He has worked as a freelancer 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 the renowned Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. 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 where he continues to practice.
PREPRESS & PRODUCTION
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Creative Cloud/Suite
Online Web Builders
iMovie / Garage Band
BB Edit / Textwrangler
Apple Pages / Keynote / Numbers
OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Fantastic Realities Studio, Graphics and Design Services
Author Elaine Parke, All of US, Inc., Author Michael Stein, Shangö Percussion, Four Quarters Interfaith Sactuary, Author Deborah Merricks, Berkeley Springs Water, Morgan Arts Council, Berkeley Springs Brewing, SK Risk Actuaries, Imagecraft Embedded Systems, Richard Man Photography, Juliet Stewart International Make-up Artist, Kelleher Contracting & Consruction, Cases by Source, Sprice Contracting, Group M Marketing, Directory of Major Malls, Ettinger Engineering Associates, Rob Kron Custom Designs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Rockland County, RB Works, Four Winds Earth Chorus, The Inanna Company, Patience T'ai Chi Association, 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
SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
Ongoing Professional Studies, Unceasing Life Lessons. ; )
PRATT MANHATTAN, NYC
Continuing 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
Available from FRS:
FANTSASTIC REALITIES - A Life In Art & Design A softbound edition of my 2017 Design Retrospective
Available from FRS:
A Rockland Fall, A chronicle of Digital Photography.
For the artsy ’toon fans –
A is for ART, an Artist's Primer - a Digital Restoration
Hardcover Print Edition Now Available from FRS - A blast from the past brought back to life.
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