AshleyKieffer

Interests

Typography
Branding and Identity
Packaging
Illustration
Letterpress
Bookbinding
Home Cookin'
Huskies
Fitness

Hello There.

I am currently a Designer on the Payless Shoesource team at Barkley in Kansas City. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Visual Communication with a concentration in graphic design. I am interested in branding and identity, packaging, and typography/handlettering. My process typically starts with research and hand drawn sketches and then I make refinements with Adobe Illustrator, In-Design, and Photoshop to render and layout designs. When I am not exploring creative solutions for a project, I enjoy drawing, cooking with ingredients from my garden, being outdoors, and volunteering in the local community through organizations like the American Advertising Federation (AAF-KC), KC Design Week, and The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party benefitting Operation Breakthrough.

Check out my resume.

 

Whether you want to build websites, paint a mural, design icons or draw characters, I encourage you to make time for practice and to get away from the computer at least an hour a day. Pick up a book, take a walk, talk with a friend — do whatever you can to take your mind off technology. In those moments when we quiet our minds, inspiration comes and we can just be ourselves.
— Kyle Steed