DESIGN DIRECTOR | As a design director, Paul utilizes his experiences from New York City as a creative director for more than half a dozen magazines. Paul relocated to Aspen in 1998 to pursue his passion for the outdoors and to apply his talents in a less concrete environment. Coming from a background of classic graphic design, his work spans from branding to editorial, all with a strong emphasis on typography. Paul has studied graphic design and brand development in New York City and in Birmingham, England.
KATIE KISSANE VIOLA
DESIGN DIRECTOR | Katie specializes in visual identity design and brand strategy and has designed countless logos for organizations and businesses. Katie is a skilled and highly respected illustrator, and has applied her fine art sensibilities to her passion for typography and logo identity design. Katie’s design career began in NYC creating logos for the fashion industy after graduating with a full-scholarship BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris.
PROJECT MANAGER | With 10 years of experience in marketing and design, Heather is tasked with keeping projects on track at Kissane Viola Design. She brings experience in print production, design, project and team management, as well as a knack for developing clever promotional ideas.
DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA | Melissa has 10 years of experience in marketing and events, business development, and website creation. At KVD she has a strong role in developing user experience and maintaining brand continuity in the digital platforms. She is also currently managing the social media presence for local businesses, and provides consultation to ensure and maintain the brand’s voice.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Michael brings 15 years of experience in design, typography, screen printing, and general troublemaking to KVD. In addition to design and printing, he’s worked in the public art field managing community engagement and artist processes after graduating with a Masters degree in community planning. Micheal's other creative outlet, VisuaLingual, is a design and print studio, which is well known for seed bombs which have been featured in Dwell, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and House Beautiful, and have been carried by national retailers including Anthropologie, Williams-Sonoma, and Restoration Hardware.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / PRODUCTION COORDINATOR | Nicole is both a graphic and web designer, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Nicole has managed many of the Aspen Institute projects for KVD, including print material for the Aspen Ideas Festival and The Aspen Challenge, and is currently designing and managing much of the content and graphics for Aspenideas.com.