kenneth plumb, ken plumb, kenny plumb, Orange County, California, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Creative.

 

I create visual solutions

I am an award-winning Art Director and Graphic Designer living in Huntington Beach, California.

Classically trained with over 20 years of professional experience, I’ve seen many changes in the graphic design trade with the progression and passing of new graphic design technologies and techniques.

My experience is ever evolving as new trends and methodologies continue to  develop.

The creative process should be an enjoyable and rewarding challenge resulting in a design that looks simple and effortless, as if it has always existed.

As an agency-experienced creative that has worked in academic, manufacturing, financial services, technology and corporate environments, I understand graphic design and the value in communicating ideas in a visual manner.

  • ART DIRECTION | GRAPHIC DESIGN | CREATIVE SERVICES
  • LISTEN | INTERPRET | CREATE

Your image is everything

You don’t operate a business.  You manage your brand.  Nurture creativity, productivity, service and curiosity, then let it thrive and grow in a progressive environment.

Successful businesses present a polished and professional image. Creativity and proper design are essential assets of a business to demonstrate influence, stability and relevance.

Starting from brand identity to effective marketing collateral, I specialize in visual problem solving and design strategy, by listening, understanding and developing creative images to the message to be expressed.

portfolio and Capabilities

Ideas do not suddenly formulate for no reason - they are the result of trying to solve a specific problem or to achieve a particular goal. With skills in advertising design, print media, presentations, web design, packaging and illustration, I take a business oriented approach that turn ideas into reality.

Print Media

The need for print media still exists. While the role of print has evolved, there is still something to be said of a well-designed print piece you can hold in your hand.

Much more than selling a product or service, print media reinforces a brand to customers.

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Logos

Your visual Image is a vital part of business, and your logo is an essential component of your brand identity and how you are recognized.

When properly executed, good branding promotes the values an company wishes to identify with.

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Illustrations

Visual story telling is an increasingly important part of successful design.

Creating the perfect visual to communicate an idea, viewpoint, information or services is a fine art and often overlooked when creating advertising and marketing materials.

About: a Brief Biography

I was born and raised in Hyde Park in the creatively rich Hudson River Valley of New York State.

Weaned on a steady diet of Warner Brother cartoons, a love of history, classical music and punk rock,  I developed a healthy blend of creativity, rebellion, inquisitiveness along with a passion for learning. These attributes, combined with my own talents in design, cartooning, and activism brought many trips to the high school principal's office.

I attended the University of Charleston, in West Virginia on rowing and academic scholarships where I studied Political Science.  After serving as an intern to the West Virginia Secretary of State, I decided that a career in politics is not what I wanted.

After bumping around for a year on a riverboat, I enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated with a degree in Visual Communications.

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Combining my love of political humor and illustration, I was offered a position as the editorial illustrator at a Long Island, NY Newspaper.  While many of my drawings drew the ire of Suffolk County officials, they won a Suburban Newspaper of America award for political cartooning.

Deciding that paying the bills was more important than mocking local politicians, I entered the world of advertising as an art director at a Manhattan-based public relations and advertising agency, handling the accounts for Manhattan Sheraton Hotels, and Norstar Bank.

Having had a lifetime of cold and gray east coast winters, I relocated to Southern California and took a position as the Senior Art Director at a well known Orange County advertising, public relations and marketing agency, and brought home a few OC PRSA PROTOS awards along the way.

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I left the advertising agency after fifteen  years and made a brief move to the "paradise" of Saint Louis, Missouri where I became a senior designer for a national financial services company.

Returning to California, I have worked as art director and senior graphic designer in agency, corporate and manufacturing environments. I continue to learn new programs, and develop new skills to hone my craft.

When I am not working as a creative, I'm most likely out in the wild cleaning spark plugs, trying out a new restaurant, craft brewery or winery, traveling and talking to people.

We have two Miniature Australian Shepherds that love the agility sport of flyball, chasing squirrels and just being spoiled dogs.

I enjoy sailing, and when the wind is calm, the weather is fair and the water is flat I can be found rowing with the Long Beach Rowing Association at the Marine Stadium.

 

kenneth plumb  |  orange county graphic designer

949.214.5922   |   ken@kenplumb.com   |   huntington beach, california

it all starts with a conversation…

Based in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California,  I am available for staff, contract and freelance graphic design, art direction and production art assignments.

If you have any comments, questions or just want to say hello, drop me a line.

Advertising Art

Marketing Collateral

Brochures

Web Design

Presentations

Studio Management

Illustration

Tradeshow Graphics

Large Format Design

Catalogs

Publication Design

Layout and Production

Logos and Branding

Infographics

Large Format Design

Packaging

Editorial Art

Art Direction

Copyright © 2019  |  Kenneth Plumb  |  Huntington Beach, California  |  All rights reserved.

 

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I was born and raised in Hyde Park in the creatively rich Hudson River Valley of New York State.

Weaned on a steady diet of Warner Brother cartoons, a love of history, classical music and punk rock,  I developed a healthy blend of creativity, rebellion, inquisitiveness along with a passion for learning. These attributes, combined with my own talents in design, cartooning, and activism brought many trips to the high school principal's office.

I attended the University of Charleston, in West Virginia on rowing and academic scholarships where I studied Political Science.  After serving as an intern to the West Virginia Secretary of State, I decided that a career in politics is not what I wanted.

After bumping around for a year on a riverboat, I enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated with a degree in Visual Communications.

Combining my love of political humor and illustration, I was offered a position as the editorial illustrator at a Long Island, NY Newspaper.  While many of my drawings drew the ire of Suffolk County officials, they won a Suburban Newspaper of America award for political cartooning.

Deciding that paying the bills was more important than mocking local politicians, I entered the world of advertising as an art director at a Manhattan-based public

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relations and Advertising agency, handling the accounts for Manhattan Sheraton Hotels, and Norstar Bank.Having had a lifetime of cold and gray east coast winters, I relocated to Southern California and took a position as the Senior Art Director at a well known Orange County advertising, public relations and marketing agency, and brought home a few OC PRSA PROTOS awards along the way.I left the advertising agency after fifteen  years and made a brief move to the "paradise" of Saint Louis, Missouri where I became a senior designer for a national financial services company.

Returning to California, I have worked as art director and senior graphic designer in agency, corporate and manufacturing environments. I continue to learn new programs, and develop new skills to hone my craft.

When I am not working as a creative, I'm most likely out in the wild cleaning spark plugs, trying out a new restaurant, craft brewery or winery, traveling and talking to people.

We have two Miniature Australian Shepherds that love the agility sport of flyball, chasing squirrels and just being spoiled dogs.

I enjoy sailing, and when the wind is calm, the weather fair and the water is flat I can be found rowing with the Long Beach Rowing Association at the Marine Stadium.

949.214.5922   |   ken@kenplumb.com

kenneth plumb  |  orange county graphic designer

it all starts with a conversation…

Based in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California,  I am available for staff, contract and freelance graphic design, art direction and production art assignments.

If you have any comments, questions or just want to say hello, drop me a line.

Advertising Art

Marketing Collateral

Brochures

Web Design

Presentations

Studio Management

Illustration

Tradeshow Graphics

Large Format Design

Logos and Branding

Infographics

Large Format Design

Packaging

Editorial Art

Art Direction

Catalogs

Publication Design

Production Art

Copyright © 2019  |  Kenneth Plumb  |  Huntington Beach, CA  |  All rights reserved.

 Art Direction | Graphic Design | creative

I create
visual solution
s

I am an award-winning Art Director and Graphic Designer living in Huntington Beach, California.

Classically trained with over 20 years of professional experience, I’ve seen many changes in the graphic design trade with the progression and passing of new graphic design technologies and techniques.

 

Your image is everything

You don’t operate a business.  You manage your brand.  Nurture creativity, productivity, service and curiosity, then let it thrive and grow in a progressive environment.

Successful businesses present a polished and professional image. Creativity and proper design are essential assets of a business to demonstrate influence, stability and relevance.

Starting from brand identity to effective marketing collateral, I specialize in visual problem solving and design strategy, by listening, understanding and developing creative images to the message to be expressed.

portfolio

PRINT

LOGOS

ILLUSTRATION

I was born and raised in Hyde Park, New York in the creatively rich Hudson River Valley.

Weaned on a steady diet of Warner Brother cartoons, a love of history, classical music and punk rock,  I developed a healthy blend of creativity, rebellion, inquisitiveness along with a passion for learning. These attributes, combined with my own talents in design, cartooning, and activism brought many trips to the high school principal's office.

I attended the University of Charleston, in West Virginia on rowing and academic scholarships where I studied Political Science.  After serving as an intern to the West Virginia Secretary of State, I decided that a career in politics is not what I wanted.

After bumping around for a year on a riverboat, I enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated with a degree in Visual Communications.

Combining my love of political humor and illustration I was offered a position as the editorial illustrator at a Long Island, NY Newspaper. While many of my drawings drew the ire of Suffolk County officials, they won a Suburban Newspaper of America award for political cartooning.

Deciding that paying the bills was more important than mocking local politicians, I entered the world of advertising as an art director at a Manhattan-based public relations and Advertising agency, handling the accounts for Manhattan Sheraton Hotels, and Fleet/Norstar Bank.

Having had a lifetime of cold and gray east coast winters I relocated to Southern California and took a position as the Senior Art Director at a well known Orange County advertising, public relations and marketing agency, and brought home a few OC PRSA PROTOS awards along the way.

I left the advertising agency after fifteen  years and made a brief move to Saint Louis, Missouri where I became a senior designer for a national financial services company.

Returning to California, I have worked as art director and senior graphic designer in agency, corporate and manufacturing environments. I continue to learn new programs, and develop new skills to hone my craft.

When I am not working as a creative, I'm most likely out in the wild cleaning spark plugs, trying out a new restaurant, craft brewery or winery, traveling and talking to people.

We have two Miniature Australian Shepherds that love the agility sport of flyball, chasing squirrels and just being spoiled dogs.

I enjoy sailing, and when the wind is calm, the weather fair and the water is flat I can be found rowing with the Long Beach Rowing Association at the Marine Stadium.

Copyright © 2019  |  Kenneth Plumb  |   All rights reserved.

949.214.5922   |   ken@kenplumb.com

kenneth plumb |  graphic design