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Envisioning Your Stories.

pencil drawing of an eye
counting 123 above a grid
Shakespeare behind two musicians
colored ink drawing of piles of books
Kathleen in the barn doorway
A good eye for composition
A structured approach
A passion for a good story
Well-considered solutions

Visual communication design for small businesses, arts, and not-for-profit organizations who have an important story to tell and want a more engaging, compelling presence — in print and on-line.

Get in Touch
a few work samples

Photo Illustrations

geese fly past moon and barn, winter
vista of hills overlooking lake
design tools, camera, pen, paper

Layouts And Publications

layout from event programslide for presentation
biography and picture of Mary Terrell
Program from the first Virtual Induction for the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2020
strategic plan designphoto illustration of old mill building

Posters and Flyers

Earthkeeping Concert Poster
Large Spaces Concert Poster
Protest Songs Concert Poster
Trains, Planes Music Concert Poster

Various Corporate Work

Layout from event programCollage of many design projectsLayout from annual report
my process
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It starts with questions.

Lots of questions. Together we agree on exactly the problem we are trying to solve. Then  confirm it in a design brief.

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Next comes iterations.

Lots and lots of iterations! Testing general concepts then on to specifics, filtering down to find just the right solution.

two hands slap High Five!

High Five!
Sign off and send.

Once the work is on target and you've proofed and approved, it goes on-line or gets sent to print.

Kathleen standing on back hill
Button says Tell a Good Story
Hello! My name is Kathleen

I’m Towner Graphics

A sole proprietorship, a freelance visual communications design studio based in the Finger Lakes area of New York state with a high standard of professionalism and customer service. I believe in the power of design for good. I work with clients who have great stories to tell but just need some help in telling them.  My aim is to work with you to create designs that makes a difference–by enlightening, inspiring, or sometimes just entertaining.

Design Services:
  • Brand Identity
  • Print Design
  • Digital Design
Specific Skills:
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Powerpoint
  • Webflow
Other Relevant
  • Architecture
  • Teaching
  • NYS Certified Woman Owned Business since 2011
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"Kathleen did an excellent job of asking smart questions related to the design I had in mind. She worked within my timeline and she has a keen eye for details. I highly recommend her!"

J. Harper, Graciela Farm
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"Kathleen is one of the best designers I've worked with! She expertly applies strategic thinking to every project we give her, from complex assignments like developing a family of brands to creating simple one-off elements such as an event invitation."

Holly B, NextCorps
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“So wonderful to work with! Very professional. Concepts were spot-on. Quick work. Really "got it" when we asked for revisions. Very easy to work with, and patient with our timing and feedback."

Lisa JP, Lawrence Vineyards
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Let's tell a story the world needs to hear –
a good, meaningful, fun, energetic,
inspirational, sincere, improbable,
hopeful, smart, creative, daring,
heartfelt, courageous, true story.
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