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Donald Kiel  
Graphic Designer
Donald L. Kiel, Director of Graphic Design at an international architectural firm for 20 years.  Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute.
Work has been published in AIGA Annual, Graphis, Print Magazine, How Magazine, ID Magazine, among others.
7/06 - present
New York Presbyterian, NYC
Manager of Wayfinding and Signage
Manager of large, 5 million sq. ft. campus wayfinding and signage project for New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College on the upper eastside of Manhattan. Individual projects to date include the new Weill Greenberg Center, a 15 story building designed by Polshek Partnership, at 1305 York Avenue, The Komansky Center Children's Hospital at York and 68th Street, Greenberg Pavilion, floor 14 and the Milstein Heart Center. I have been directly involved in the rebranding and signage transformation of 4 new campuses in the past 2 years:  NYP/Lawrence Hospital, NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYP/Queens Hospital, NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital.

1/12 - 12/12
Environmental Graphic Design Consultant, NYC
Consultant for Karlssonwilker for Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens.  The expansion and renovation of this unique museum by Leeser Architects allowed for the interplay of rich moving image history with innovative technology and cutting edge design.

6/03 – 6/06
MechoShade Systems, Inc., NYC
Director of Corporate Communications
Director of a marketing team for MechoShade Systems, Inc., StretchWall and Soleil, all recognized industry leaders in innovation and market share by the A&D community and end users.  Responsibilities include overseeing all websites, tradeshows, catalogues, promotions and advertising.

1/99 – 6/03
Design 360, NYC
Vice President
Director of a multi-disciplined design group providing graphic design services in the areas of exhibit design, corporate branding, print, architectural and environmental graphics.  Design 360 Inc. is an affiliate company of Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.

4/79 - 12/98
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, NYC
Director of Graphic Design 
Director of a 5 to 7 member team of graphic and industrial designers for a wide variety of print and three dimensional projects.  Outside project consultation and in-house graphic design support is provided to SHCA offices in Washington, D.C., Miami, Stamford, London and Istanbul.  Major projects include:

IBM, Armonk, NY
Site identification, site sign program, building identification and interior sign program for new headquarters.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, NYC
1998 holiday theme, “Peace on Earth,” for World Trade Center towers 1, 2, 4, 5 and outdoor plaza.

God’s Love We Deliver, NYC
Donor recognition program, flag design and building identification for headquarters.

Sonesta Beach Resort, Bermuda
Site map, site identification, site sign program, building identification and interior sign program for 400 room resort.

The Institute of Business Designers, NYC
New York Chapter newsletter and IBD/NY Council on the Environment newsletter (SEED), Issues 1-8.  Posters, national ads, and various promotional material for “Pioneers of Design,” 1988 and 1991, “IBD Lights up Broadway,” 1989, and “IBD Auction,” 1990-1992.  Exhibit identification and graphics for “Green October,” and “Green Design New York,” environmental product/project displays in October 1993, 1994 and 1995.

Eprotek, Inc., NYC
Logo design, stationery program and 12 page capabilities brochure for a national, state-of-the-art tire recycler.

Bertelsmann, Inc., NYC
Exterior division identification, building identification and interior graphics for 700,000 sq. ft. headquarters.

One New York Plaza, NYC
Retail concourse signage, major tenant identification, building identification, building address,  and interior graphics for a 54 story, 2,480,718 sq. ft. tower in lower Manhattan.

1988 AIA National Convention, NYC
Poster, catalogue and exhibit graphics for an exhibit of twentieth century furniture designed by architects.

The American Express Company, NYC
A user maintained custom sign program for the new 53 story, 2.2 million sq. ft. corporate headquarters. 
The Restoration of The Statue of Liberty, NY Harbor
Project construction sign, project drawing sheet, a 40 page Architectural & Engineering Report, and a page book written by the project architects and published by McGraw Hill, Restoring The Statue of Liberty.  Various SHCA promotional material included a commemorative pin, a 4 color project newsletter and a limited editon lithograph.  Special exhibition of project drawings and photographs:  NY Public Library, Urban Center & 400 Park Ave.

Trump Tower, NYC
Base building sign program for 760,000 sq. ft, 68 story building.

10/76 - 4/79
Citibank, Rendon Research, NYC
Graphic Designer
Graphic design consultant for $50MM project to remodel 225 Citibank branches.  Successful completion of this project within a 12 month move-in schedule resulted in the introduction of standardized promotional graphics and signage for 225 Citibank branches in the five New York boroughs.

10/76 - 5/80
Intellect Magazine & USA Today, NYC
Freelance Illustrator
3/75 - 10/76
Brewster Design, Inc., NYC
Graphic Designer & mechanical artist
9/71 - 9/74
Government of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Elementary School Teacher
Julius E. Sprauve School, St. John, U.S.V.I.

Pratt Institute, Certificate Program in Electronic Publishing (1991 - 96)
State College of Arkansas/Teacher Corps, M.S.E. Degree (1969 - 71)
Ohio University, B.F.A. Degree in Graphic Design (1965 - 69)

Print Magazine, Regional Design Annual 2007, promotional design.
The 2002 American Graphic Design Award for “Stargazer” and “Reuters.”
Certificate of Excellence (2), The Greening of Design, Exhibit and Publication by The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1997.
Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility’s first Annual Honor Award (1993) for 7 issues of the IBD/NY “SEED” Newsletter. 
1993 IBD National Graphics Award for “SEED” Newsletter.
1992 DESI Award for IBD SEED” Newsletter.
1992 DESI Award for IBD “Pioneers of Design” poster. 
Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc., Merit Winner for “Big Ideas:  Small Budgets:  Thrifty Design,” 1991.
1991 IBD National Graphics Award for New York Chapter event.
1991 DESI Award for SHCA Holiday card.
1989 DESI Award for SHCA Holiday card.
Signs of the Times,  Third Place Award, Electric Design Competition, September 1987, Volume 209, Number 9 
published by Signs of the Times Publishing Company.

Interior Design, May 2004, "Roll the Dice" by Craig Kellogg.  Brown Brothers Harriman mural design on page 285.
Architecture, November 1997, “Corporate Metamorphosis” by Joseph Giovannini
The North American Corporate Design Review, 1995, published by Rockport Publishers, Inc.
Graphis T-Shirt 1, An International Compilation of the Best in T-Shirt Design, 1994, published by Graphis Press Corp.
The New American Logo, 1994, published by Madison Square Press.
The Best of Neon, published by Allworth Press/Rockport Publishers, 1992.
Print’s Regional Design Annual 1992, published by RC Publications.
Creativity ‘90, published by Art Direction Book Company.
How Magazine’s Third Annual Self-Promotion Contest published by F&W Publications, Inc.
The New York Times, Friday, May 13, 1988, “Shows Celebrate New York Architecture” by Paul Goldberger.
Contract, January 1988, “At a New York firm, graphic design reaches professional maturity” by Roberta Walton.
Print Casebooks 7, 1987/1988, “The Best in Environmental Graphics” written by Susan Braybrooke.
Architectural Detailing in Contract Interiors, 1988 published by The Whitney Library of Design, written by Wendy W. Staebler.
Interiors, November 1986, “Expressing an Image” by Karin Tetlow.
1981 Society of Typographic Arts 100 Show, published by the Society of Typographic Arts.
The New York Times, January 25, 1979, “Design Notebook” by Paul Goldberger.
Industrial Design Magazine, May/June 1979, “Automated Tellers:  booming use after a bank’s design study” by John Pile.
Donald Kiel
POST DATE: 02.08.2019
Brooklyn, NY
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