The Creative Director
Kelly is an award-winning Creative Director with over 20 years of design experience. The name “Graphic Granola” is an homage to her crunchy Southern California upbringing, which continues to inform her creative sensibility to this day. Her professional emphasis has been on branding, corporate identity, print collateral and advertising. She has led creative teams at several ad agencies and creative boutiques in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas/Fort Worth. She has been Senior Art Director at Parker & Wood (San Antonio) and Nourzads (Austin), and Senior Designer at Williamson-Dickie (Fort Worth) and direct marketing giants Harte Hanks and Advo (Dallas). Her work has been published in several books: LogoLounge Master Library II: Animals & Mythology (Rockport Publishers); Logoliscious; The Big Book of Green Design; and Designing for the Greater Good (all Harper-Collins). She also has numerous book-design credits to her name. Her BFA degree in Advertising Art is from the University of North Texas.
Maeve has been a graphic designer at various agencies, including TracyLocke in Big D, and the in-house agency at JCPenney corporate headquarters. So far, she has earned a pair of ADDY awards, and her logo for the Van Cliburn Foundation was chosen for inclusion in the 2007 Print Regional Design Annual. She’s also adept at letterpress, bookbinding, and box building. (One handmade creation of hers was published in an anthology of such things by Rockport Press.) She graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Texas, with a degree in Communication Design.
Kristin comes to Graphic Granola after a stint of globe-trotting around Europe with her Dutch beau. Prior to that, she worked for Community Impact newspaper, where she served as Lead Designer, and interned for the SicolaMartin and Sibley Peteet agencies. At Texas State University, she was Vice President of the student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, won design awards at the Houston Show, Creative Summit, and Southwestern Writers Collection, and received a BFA in Communication Design.
David has written copy in almost every format, including print and broadcast ads, direct mail, websites, brochures, catalogs, product packaging, and other standard collateral. Whether you need to make a sale, persuade public opinion, or just convey information, he can write almost anything that’s not intended for a technical audience. It can be as short as a blurb, or as long as a book. In general, his copywriting is informed by what has proven to be successful in the past. He has previous corporate marketing experience in newspaper publishing, home fashions, and soft beverages. On the side, he drifted into writing an award-winning corporate and social history of the world’s first record club, which led to an obsession with direct response marketing. It also led to another book: an illustrated history of the commercialization of folk music, in collaboration with the dean of American folk music historians, Ronald D. Cohen. He has also penned articles for several established publications, and contributed research to a combination book/CD/DVD box set (The Weavers: Goodnight Irene, for Bear Family Records). Dave’s marketing degree is from the University of North Texas, which was called North Texas State University when he went there.
Having worked with many Common Good organizations throughout Austin, including The Austin Art and Music Partnership, Worker’s Defense Project, Third Coast Workers Co-Op and 5604 Manor, Joseph focuses on the development of high quality web presences to connect great ideas with great audiences. He is well-versed in solutions ranging from content management to data aggregation, with a solid foundation in search engine optimization.