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FOOD

Baskin-Robbins
Beef Association
Byerbri Olive Oil
California Milk Board
Evian Waters of France
Farmer Boys
Ferrarelle Mineral Water
Gold Rush Creamery
Herspring-Gibbs
Maria Brand
Ito Cariani Sausage Co.
Kikkoman
Kraft Foods Foundation
Mother’s Cookies
Oscar Meyer
Red Ribbon Bake Shops
Smoky Market
Tony’s Fine Foods

 

WINE and BEVERAGE

Armanino Family Cellars
Beringer Vineyards
Brown-Forman Wine
Clarksburg Wine Company
Damas Vineyards
Dog Daze Wines
Finlandia Vodka
Heublein
Kendall-Jackson Wines
Owen’s Estate
Passport Wine Club
Qualia Wines

 

FINANCIAL

Armanino McKenna
Bank of America
CFO’s to Go
Eureka Bank
EuroFed Bank
HCVT LLP
KnowledgeLeader
Lombard Brokerage
OptionsPlay
Phoenix Leasing
Protiviti
Sensiba San Filippo LLP
Stone & Youngberg
Ventana Research
Visa
Wells Fargo









TECHNOLOGY

ACS Wireless
Affymetrix
Akamba
AlphaSoft
Apple Computer
Ask Jeeves
Axis Communications
BarterNet
Bay One Technologies
Celetron
Cisco
CP Secure
Datawatch
Desire2Learn.com
Dropcam
eQuaint
Gigamon
Go Manufacture
IBM
IBS
ImagiNation Network
Jamcracker
Jareva Technologies
K-Base
MetroFi
NetScout
Pandora Radio
Pexip
ProofPoint
Rapid Stream
Rocket Science Games
Shoretel
Telegent
Two Dog Net
UniTrends
VMTurbo
Xirrus
YuMe
Ziff-Davis

 

LEISURE and ENTERTAINMENT

American Airlines
Black & White Ball
California Symphony
Cherio Corporation
City of Palm Springs
Dick Clark Productions
Hilton Hotels
Jack Lemmon Invitational
KBHK Television
Kimpton Hotels
KTVU Television
Montalvo Arts Center
MPL Communications
Paul McCartney
Philharmonia Baroque
Postrio Restaurant
Prescott Hotel
San Francisco Symphony
Western Arts Alliance








MANUFACTURING
and RETAIL

Cal Poly Dairy
Castle Forbes Fragrance
Chevron
Clorox Company
Cost Plus World Market
Deepa Textiles
Fortifiber
Frank Howard Allen Realty
Italian Trade Commission
Lands' End
Levi Strauss & Co.
Motorcycle Industry Council
Peter Millar
Pozzi Windows
Susan Sargent Design
Suzuki
Truefitt & Hill
Williams-Sonoma

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Andrew Freeman & Co.
Burson-Marsteller
Circle Public Relations
DuDell Associates
Flashpoint
Fleishman-Hillard
Highway One
Joel Drucker
Kenwood Group
Ketchum
Mindshare PR
Montgomery Group
Pacific Marketing Group
Shape Technology
Text 100
Torme & Kenney

 

HEALTHCARE

Catholic Healthcare West
Inland Heart Center
Pinole Wellness Center
ResMed
St. Catherine Hospital
Seton Medical Center
Stanford Hospital
Staywell

 

NON-PROFIT

California Arts Council
Cantor Arts Center
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Playworks
Stanford University
United Cerebral Palsy


My studio was established in 1993 after I had worked for many other design, marketing and communications firms. I learned a lot from the good ones and even more from the bad ones.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a variety of forward-thinking clients from all sorts of organizations and business sectors. They range from large multi-national corporations to the little clothing boutique around the corner – technology innovators
to Old World food companies.

Through this broad range of experience I am able to bring a little warmth to a big company and give smaller companies that professional polish required for today’s marketplace.

Every new project and every new client
bring exciting possibilities. Simply put,
I just want to do great work for good
people who appreciate that, in the end,
effective design pays multiple dividends.

Some of the industries and clients I have
had the pleasure to serve:

“Kevin is a whip-smart, client-focussed designer. He is extraordinarily marketing-savvy and places client objectives at the fore of his work. Then he delivers a product to wow them. His approach is always fresh, memorable and true to objective. I've worked with Kevin for more than 20 years on dozens of projects as both a colleague and as his client. He's fun and a joy to work with ~ easy-going, flexible and genuinely creative. If you haven't checked out his portfolio, you should. He'll make you look brilliant!”

Cindy Wilson
Communications Director
Playworks

“I worked extensively with Kevin on a corporate-wide re-branding project that encompassed product printing and packaging, literature, and other marketing collateral. His work was first rate and he was truly supportive of the entire process. Though our company was his client, I felt like I was working with a partner. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with a real pro. ”

William Rieger
Vice President, Manufacturing
Fortifiber Corporation

“We chose Kevin specifically for his creativity and strategic approach to brand identity development, and he still surpassed our expectations!”

Alisa Weiner
Senior Director, Marketing
Bella Pictures

“We had Kevin create invitations for a VIP customer meeting in New Orleans. Kevin came back with 3 concepts that were festive and eye catching. We made a choice, mailed them out, and the response rate was exceptional. I was later approached by another department requesting to repurpose the piece. I'm happy to recommend Kevin Akers Design + imagery.”

James Drees
eMarketing Operations Analyst
Affymetrix