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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
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KSD partners with Cleveland-based architecture firm to develop concept plan

Every time we look out the front windows of our studio, we see the opportunity for greatness across the street.

The Virginia, our beloved historic theatre, has been dark nearly as long as our studio has lived at 219 E. Mt. Vernon St. We remember its vibrance — watching live performances and dollar movies inside its walls, and being warned by the sign that read, "Do not put our feet on my furniture," when we came to see the show.

The team at KSD is honored that Westlake Reed Leskosky (WRL), the nationally renowned architecture firm leading the project, selected our firm to be a partner in creating a vision for this magnificent venue. We look forward to hearing the community's ideas about what kind of place The Virginia can be, communicating progress on the project and creating a timeless brand for this venue that can infuse energy into our downtown.

Read more about the project on WRL's website.

Thursday, 12 December 2013
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Designing a logo to represent the Russell County (Kentucky) Public Library began with a fundamental question: What is a library? The answer, which came into focus through discussions with the library staff, is quite different from what it has been in years past. With digital materials, genealogy tools, career services, educational programs and much more, today's (and tomorrow's) library is more than books. It's CONTENT. 

Wednesday, 06 November 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fl. (November, 2013) — The Master Musicians Festival (MMF) held in July was recognized last night as the Southeast Tourism Society's Festival of the Year for 2013. The Somerset, Kentucky event topped competitors from 14 southern states.

"Celebrating 20 years of great music, lining up Willie Nelson and Family as the headline act, and now, winning this honor, the Master Musicians Festival Board of Directors couldn't be more proud," said Tiffany Bourne, president of MMF. "Continued support from community sponsors, our fans, and a fantastic group of musicians has made our festival what it is today!" 

Thursday, 04 July 2013
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Just show the art. That's what it finally boiled down to when trying to define a structure for artist Dan Dutton's new website. Although a lot of techy stuff is going on behind the screen, the result is a simple, easy to access, visual display of the art of Dan Dutton.

Dan has worked with KSD on a variety of projects over the last 25 years (both as contributor and client), but only recently have we undertaken the task of creating a web presence to showcase his remarkable talent, and expansive scope of work. That scope is far too wide to present in it's entirety, so the site is built to display as much, or as little, as Dan wants to show, at any given time.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
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RCIDA Launches New Website

The last decade has increasingly shown the Internet to be among the most vital resources for businesses making location decisions. The first (and possibly only) impression of a community is often made by their website.

The Russell County (Kentucky) Industrial Development Authority just launched its new website, created by KSD. The RCIDA is tasked with facilitating new business development as well as maintaining an attractive and successful business environment in Russell County.

Friday, 21 June 2013
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Fireborn Energy LLC just launched their new website and logo, both designed by KSD. Fireborn Energy offers comprehensive oil and gas exploration and development services. Based in Somerset, Kentucky, Fireborn works primarily in the Appalachian mountain region as well as wide areas of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Friday, 08 February 2013
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Superior Battery Manufacturing Company, located in Russell Springs, Kentucky, recently launched its new, consumer-oriented website: Superlex.com. Superlex is Superior’s retail brand of automotive, commercial, marine, lawn and garden, and deep cycle batteries. The new site was developed to coincide with the introduction of Superior’s revolutionary new PFX Technology™.

Monday, 17 December 2012
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SOMERSET, Ky. (December 17, 2012) — Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau continues to be recognized for statewide marketing excellence with its recent rebranding campaign, “Lake Cumberland: Fun In and Out of the Water.”

The bureau received four awards in the 2012 Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s (KTIA) Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing competition. Announced in October during KTIA’s annual conference, the awards recognize extended branding efforts led by Kirby Stephens Design in Somerset.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
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SOMERSET, Ky. (November 29, 2011) — Kirby Stephens Design has written another brand story — this time, expanding its work to a new region of the United States.

The Somerset, Ky.-based marketing firm recently developed an identity for New Mexico’s newest nationwide high-speed wireless network. Powered by Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative, NMobile was introduced to southeastern New Mexico residents in July.

“It has been a pleasure to explore a new area of the country, creating a brand that uniquely identifies with New Mexico’s culture and the people who call it home,” KSD President Kirby Stephens said.

NMobile’s creation comes on the heels of the largest facility upgrade in LEACO’s 57-year history. Though LEACO, headquartered in Hobbs, N.M., has offered nationwide wireless service for quite some time, the addition of 3G and 4G capability gave the cooperative the opportunity to reintroduce its service to existing customers, expand products and move into new markets.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011
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SOMERSET, Ky. (November 16, 2011) — Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau received three awards in the 2011 Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s (KTIA) Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing competition.

Announced in October during KTIA’s annual conference, the awards recognize Somerset-Pulaski County CVB’s recent marketing and rebranding campaign created by Kirby Stephens Design in Somerset.

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