freelance art director & graphic designer


I have been designing logos, publications, illustrations and websites for 15 years. I help organizations and businesses express their missions and achieve their objectives through effective, compelling design and visual communication.

Drew Kora LLC is a one-man operation; I work out of a home office — no project managers or account executives. I’m positioned to work well with organizations who appreciate high-concept design and brand-thinking, but do not require the robust customer service or logistical support a full-fledged agency may provide. With low overhead, I’m a good choice for businesses with smaller budgets.

I MOST-OFTEN WORK FOR:

Small & medium-sized businesses: You understand how high-quality branding and advertising can grow your business, but a full-fledged agency experience may be overkill. If you’re looking for a simpler solution, call me up.

In-house marketing teams: I’ve walked in your shoes before as a member of an in-house team. I know all about the huge pile of work, limited budget and tight deadline. I can alleviate some of the stress — I’ll take on your projects with gusto so your team can become less reactive, more proactive.

Agencies: Need extra muscle to push through your projects? I’m your man. With years of agency experience, I work well with account managers and can quickly get up-to-speed on your clients and their products. I’ll do the job on time, within your clients’ budgets and help you turn a profit. Everybody wins.


SERVICES:

Art Direction
Graphic Design
Brand Design
Event Branding
Web Design
Image Retouching

Signage Design
Wayfinding
Map Design
Illustration
Copy Writing


HISTORY

Drew Kora LLC
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Art Director &
Graphic Designer

2013–current

One Lucky Guitar, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Art Director
2008–2013

Indiana Tech
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Graphic Designer
2005–2008

Silgan Plastics
Ligonier, Indiana
Graphic Arts Coordintaor
2003–2005


COMMUNITY

Fort Wayne Trails, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Board of Directors
2011–2014

IPFW Sculpture with Purpose
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Selection Committee
2013–2014



EDUCATION

American Academy of Art
Chicago, Illinois
Associate Degree in
Graphic Design

Class of 2001


BRANDS I'VE WORKED WITH:

Lutheran Health NetworkNortheast Indiana Regional Partnership, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District, Downtown South Bend, Inc., Rug Doctor CorporationCollier FinancialLittle River Wetlands ProjectFort Wayne Trails, Inc., Human Motor Works, AWS and AWS FoundationMelching Machine, Inc., Turnstone, Fort Financial Credit Union, O Fabz Swimwear, QAS Inc., Pena's Mechanical, and more.


SITE CREDITS

Drew's Portraits by Tim Brumbeloe at BFA Commercial Photography

Blog platform and CMS by Code Chameleon (aka Josh Smith)

Built on Foundation, a responsive framework by Zurb

Homepage slideshow is ResponsiveSlidesJS by Viljami Salminen


let's connect!

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based in

The Middle Coast, USA