I build brands for charity.

Empathy. Equality. Service. Change.
These values are the heart of my work and personal life. Beyond being paramount to my world view, these tenets also form the foundation of the relationships I build with the organizations I choose to serve, as well as the brands I create with them.

Imagination and individuality are two of the most vital components of humanity. These gifts drive our creativity and are a primary component of our individuality. But more than that, our creativity allows us to express and influence in ways that might otherwise be impossible—photography, visual art, music, and fashion are all formidable instruments at our disposal in our collective quest to better The World. The things we create make us feel. Feelings can be powerful and power, when focused, promotes change. I firmly believe that change is one of the best—and possibly most essential—parts of the human experience.

When I started my journey, I knew that I wanted to do something more than just make stuffI wanted to make people feel. For over twenty years, I’ve put my best effort into doing that each day through every aspect of my work. The companies and organizations I work with want to make this world the best it can be; I channel my creativity to help them in that quest.

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Designer

Over 20 years of experience in the creative industry
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Artist

Geometric portraiture, abstract landscapes, and minimalist dioramas
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Brand Collaborator

Brand development and merchandise collaboration for nonprofit organizations and ethical businesses

Collaborations

Some of the organizations I've had the privilege of supporting and serving…

Activism through artistry, change through purpose

I have over 15 years experience working with organizations to establish, expand, and reinvigorate their online presences. During that time, I’ve helped a number of non-profits extend their brand to reach new audiences, increase engagement with their supporters, and raise money through online donations, events, and merchandise.

I believe that every nonprofit organization—particularly local, lesser-funded nonprofits—should have the tools at their disposal to engage with as broad a community as possible. Each year, I partner with a select number of organizations and events; I donate up to 40% of my net profits to these causes. By buying and wearing clothes from my collections, you are directly combating ignorance, strengthening our communities, fighting climate change, protecting wildlife, and improving our world.

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Brand Collaboration, Merchandise Campaigns
We were with another provider previously, and decided to give Kevin a six-month "test run" to see how it went. By the end of month one, we made a decision to leave the other company and work with Kevin, eventually exclusively. We started with a traditional vendor/client relationship. Kevin was a total pleasure to work with from the start; he is more responsive than any other vendor I've worked with in my time at PFLAG (which is 11 years, so I've got many to compare with). The products are excellent, the customer service he provides our buyers is swift and comprehensive, and he really does everything he can to make our program a success. Last year, through several conversations about ways to deepen the work we do, Kevin came up with an idea to broaden our reach by creating a standalone site, with a blog, to drive not only branded merchandise but also related merchandise, to appeal to a wider audience. The concept was his, he brought a variety of ideas to the table, and inspire.pflag.org was born. Kevin is constantly coming up with new ways to promote our content and merchandise to drive sales, runs everything on the back end, and also works to help us with our social and digital strategy. I seriously wish every vendor I worked with had his work ethic and values, and I'm thrilled to call him a partner.
PFLAG National
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Digital Presence Consulting, Development
Kevin designed and implemented the on-line presence for several of our local schools and our record setting educational fundraising arm- Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. His expertise in a wide range of digital media enabled us to not only achieve our goals, but to learn how to manage and build our own content going forward. Our schools would not be where they are today if not for his talents and his ability to work well with a variety of situations and restrictions.
MBEF
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Digital Presence Consulting , Development
I have worked with Kevin for more than a decade and have always been exceptionally happy with his work. Working with him is a no-brainer. Kevin brings a unique ability to help identify needs and develop solutions to meet those needs. He delves deep and takes the time to truly understand your market and needs and presents a well thought out plan to accomplish your goals. His thought process is easily understood, his estimates are clear and his costs are well within reason and a fantastic value. He truly cares about the success of his clients and is very dedicated. In fact, there have been times when we have had an emergency need and he is instantly available. He is always happy to jump in and help and make sure we are satisfied. I cannot recommend him enough.
Andy Klein
Vita North America

The ethics of creativity and being human

I believe it is important for all of us to remember that creativity comes in many forms. It seems all-too-common today, at least in my experience, that people often confuse creativity with artistic inclination. This is a false assumption; it isn’t so much about art as it is about artistic expression. Lawyers, doctors, and accountants are just as creative as artists and musicians—not visually creative, but in their own way. It is critical to nurture our creative efforts in whatever we do because imagination is such a vital part of being human.

Regarding my fine art: My work reflects influences of abstract, minimalism, dystopianism, collage, macrophotography, and often focuses on interesting arrangements of simple geometric shapes into intricate, evocative imagery. Thematically, I’m inspired by the complexities of the human mind, pop culture, space, chronology, and the concepts of order and chaos. My work is always evolving, but I focus on three primary styles: geometric portraiture, abstract landscapes, and minimalist dioramas. I try to tell a story through every piece; each series differs in subject and motif, but they all share a common purpose: to externalize a sentiment. To that end, I seek to both embody and inspire a specific emotional landscape in the viewer.

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Contact + Connect

A creative, critical thinker with a passion for technology, art, and humanity, I’m constantly finding meaningful ways to intersect all three. I’m from Orange County, California. Now, I live and work internationally and love to connect with people and organizations everywhere who are interested in creating beautiful and meaningful things.

Personal and professional inquiries welcome.

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