Kevin Hall

What do you do and where do you do it?
I am the principal of a graphic design firm called Kevin Hall Design that I have managed out of my home office since 1993 here in Milford. I provide concept, layout, design, art direction, production and the managing of projects from concept to print for a wide range of companies and small businesses. Our specialty is logo development, the design of packaging and sales promotion materials for food & beverage companies and sports team branding.

What inspired you to choose this profession, and what makes you stay in it?
A love for creating imaginative and compelling graphics. I remain in the profession because there is nothing in life I’d rather do more. For those of us in the graphic design field, our greatest joy is visually solving our client’s problems and exceeding their expectations.

What/Where do you want to be in 10 years?
In 10 years from now, I’d like to continue to work and participate in the graphic design field. You never know what surprises and challenges lie ahead.

Who/What are your biggest influences?
Paul Rand and Saul Bass have been my greatest influences. Their methods and style for designing logos and corporate identity programs has shaped the way I work. The body of work of these two designers is extraordinary and have influenced many generations of designers over the years. The writings of Paul Rand have helped to shape how many graphic designers think and navigate through our profession.

What is your single favorite piece in your portfolio?
One of my favorite pieces was a logo I designed for a company called “Market Snatchers”. A visual of a hand is shown lifting up the letter “M” to imply how this marketing company assists other companies in obtaining a greater market share of their niche market.

What do you wish you did better?
Delegate. I tend to want to work on all aspects of a project, but that way of thinking is not always in the best interest of the project.

Why Connecticut?
When I took a position as Art Director for Marketing Corporation of America in Westport, prior to opening up my own studio, we decided the time was right to leave our 2 bedroom condo in White Plains and move to a home in Milford. My wife is originally from Connecticut and so are many of her family members, so it seemed like the logical choice to make.

Who are the best creatives you’ve worked with?
Pat Frankel, Art Scholz and Tim Dvorak. These are three highly talented designers and illustrators I worked with during my years as a designer at the General Foods Corporate Design Center.

What are your loves/passions outside of this field?
Watching reruns of “Seinfeld”. Following the New York Knicks. Going to see the band “Chicago” at least once a year. Taking walks along the beach with my West Highland White Terrier named “Shamus”.

What do you know now that you didn’t know then?
How important it is to know the specific type of design job you want after college graduation. In other words, if you want a job in package design, then pursue that. If you have to take another type of design position in the meantime that’s okay, but don’t loseWeight Exercise sight of your dream job and continue to pursue it. You can only be happy if you are doing what you love to do and doing what you are best at.

6 Comments

Art Scholz
Art Scholz 9.1.10

Hi Kevin, I must say I’m honored, Thank you! As a creative designer you always had that special talent of solving a design uncluttered and directly to the point. Keep up the good work. Wishing you the best. Art

pat frankel
pat frankel 2.23.11

Kev,
I enjoyed seeing your work and reading your comments. You always were outstanding with logo creations and these samples just prove it. Thanks for the credit, and I wish you all the best both personally and professionally. Pat

Mert
Mert 11.12.14

Your inspiration is beitauful and very inspiring!I almost always have my camera with me and am constantly taking pictures of things that inspire me. I have a folder label “Inspiration” on my computer that I add the photos to.

Puji
Puji 11.13.14

Up until very recently Topshop had a goegrous silk scarf with a skull and pink rose print which seems to have deemed itself very popular as it is now sold out, so unfortunately only the grey and white one is left but nonetheless it is still a fabulous scarf and is a more subtle option for those who maybe don’t like too much colour this scarf would also go with a lot more due to its neutral palette.

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