Kevin Grady

Creative Director, Designer. Founder of Wednesday and Lemon magazines.

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I’m the Founder, Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief of a new annual publication and brand called Wednesday, exploring darkness as a catalyst for creativity in art, music, fashion, film and beyond. Wednesday is a 2024 Society of Publication Designers Medal Finalist. Previously, I was a Senior Design Partner at Lippincott in San Francisco, where I brought over 30 years of branding experience to the agency. I was EVP, Head of Design at FCB—D&AD’s 2020 Design Agency of the Year—and a member of FCB’s Global Creative Council. Other notable roles include having been Global Executive Creative Director at Siegel+Gale in New York and positions at IDEO and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. I’ve worked on a wide array of brands, including Google, Boeing, State Street, Converse, Gap, MTV Networks, Blue Origin, the FDA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Psychedelic Furs. My “Singing Cowboy” concept for Truth was nominated for an Emmy award and my work has been recognized at Cannes, D&AD, The One Show and many others. WIth the FDA, I redesigned the famous Nutrition Facts Label, which was unveiled at the White House by Michelle Obama. I founded two award-winning pop culture publications, Lemon and GUM, where I collaborated with an eclectic list of people including David Bowie and Daft Punk. I’m signed to Cleopatra Records in Los Angeles under the moniker Black Plastic.


EXPERTISE

Graphic Design
Creative Direction
Brand Consulting
Corporate Identity
Advertising
Creative Strategy
Concept Development
Experiential Design
Packaging
Publishing
Naming



CLIENTS

Google, Boeing, State Street, Converse, Gap, MTV Networks, Grey Goose, Fage, Blue Origin, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Psychedelic Furs, Benjamin Moore, Truth, Kleenex. Grey Goose, Fage, Jack Daniels, Jet Blue, VH1, VH1 Classic, MTV Networks, Reebok, Scion, Pengiun Books, RadioShack, History Channel, Continuum, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Polaroid, Danish Design Centre, A&E, Puma, AIGA, American Legacy Foundation, Avid, MassMutual, AT&T, iRobot, Rue La La, Neil Barrett and more.


AWARDS

Cannes Lions Festival, D&AD, One Show, Emmy (nomination), Society of Publication Designers, I.D. Design Annual, Cresta, New York Festivals, The Step 100 (Judge's Choice), AIGA Bone Show (Best in Show), Communication Arts Design Annual, The Type Directors Club, The Art Directors Club, Addy Awards, O’Toole Awards, Print Design Awards, Graphis, ACD 100 Show, The Hatch Show and more.


PRESS

Fast Company, The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Current TV, I.D., Tokion, Vogue, Creative Review, Anthem, Vice, The Face, Dazed & Confused, Communication Arts, XLR8R, Paper, Mass Appeal, Ready Made, CBS Radio, Res, BPM, Graphik, Step Inside Design, One Magazine, Gear, Chronicle, Lowdown, Marmelade, Visuelt, Chicago Reader, coolhunting.com, mrmagazine.com, One Magazine, Boston Magazine, Weekly Dig and more.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Two Beats Ahead by Panos Panay and R. Michael Hendrix / The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics by Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic and Tony Kushner / The Last Magazine by David Renard, Steven Heller, Jan Van Mol and Rankin / Mag-Art: Innovation in Magazine Design by Charlotte Rivers / 1,000 Music Graphics by Stoltze Design / We Make Magazines: 100 of the World’s Most Innovative Publications by Colophon and more.


LECTURES, EVENTS, JUDGING

Obie Awards 2021, Clio Awards 2016, OFFF International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture (Paris), 3rd Annual Innovator Series with Bruce Mau and Warren Berger (Boulder), ICA/AOGA Design Series: Design as Social Agent, Colophon International Magazine Symposium: 50 Magazine Makers You Should Know, MassArt Student Presentation, Belvedere Festival (Rome), Digitas Presentation: Creative Collaboration, Art Center College of Design Student Presentation (Pasadena), AIGA Boston/Peabody Essex Museum, Adobe eSeminar, Adobe at the How Conference (Las Vegas), OSU Student Presentation, Semi-Permanent (London), AIGA Seatle, AIGA Boston: Nostalgia and Design, Fred Was Here Exhibition (New York), GumBall (Hollywood), NWAADC Presentation and more.



Illustration from Lemon magazine / Jonathan Zawada