I am not a musician. Yet, here I sit with my Willie Nelson autographed Fender acoustic guitar. It was a gift from our friends (and clients) with the Master Musicians Festival earlier this year. At the MMF lineup launch party in March, Tiffany Bourne, president of the festival, and her board of directors surprised me and thanked me and the rest of the KSD team for our design and marketing efforts for the festival over the years.
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” — Special Olympics oath
Brave in the attempt. It feels as though I’ve spent my life attempting to be brave. Too afraid of failure, or disappointment, or of what others might think of me to seize the day, I’ve often allowed thrilling opportunities to pass me by.
On occasion we need a little creative inspiration. This week our good friend and occasional collaborator, Dan Dutton, took the staff of KSD on a walking tour of an amazing private sculpture garden in development by Pulaski County attorney and art collector Richard Hay.
"A car battery, a real estate development, a glass of wine, an iPhone App, and, a urine test. What do each of these have in common?"
This was how Kirby began his lecture to the ELI (Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute) class of 2013 at the Center for Rural Development earlier this month.
Designing for the web has always been a race to keep pace with technology. But nothing has shaken things up more than the recent explosion in mobile web browsing.
KSD moved into the realm of web design in the mid '90s, when the prevalence of slow dial-up Internet speeds and quirky limitations of the earliest web browsers were a frustrating limitation to the creative design process.
The Kentucky Telecom Association (KTA) is the leading state trade association supporting and promoting the telecommunications industry in the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Telecom Association was, until recently, known as the Kentucky Telephone Association. The name change was adopted to better define the organization’s scope. KTA decided the new name required an update of their logo as well.
Kirby Stephens Design was tasked to design the new symbol, which began with an examination of the old. We determined that not only was the logo dated,
In the great green room, there was a telephone. And a red balloon, and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.
Tied with “Where the Wild Things Are,” I find “Goodnight Moon” to be one of the greatest children’s books of all time.
I love these books for the way their words sing and their pages dance with simple, yet interesting pictures. In “Goodnight Moon,” the contrast between black and white pages for single objects — like the comb, the brush and the bowl full of mush — and bright colors on pages that show the bedroom with all objects in view is a brilliant tactic for catching children’s attention.