Elevating Print Design:
The Story Behind the EDITION Residences Brochure & Slipcase
In the realm of design innovation, one name shines brightly: Kerissa Voldeck, the Founder and creative force behind Kēvo Studio. With an extraordinary vision and an unyielding passion for aesthetics, the masterfully crafted EDITION Residences Brochure & Slipcase is a work of art that thoughtfully balances creativity and intentionality.
Printed on the exquisite Mohawk Carnival Linen and Mohawk Superfine papers, this creation showcases Kerissa's meticulous attention to detail. Complimented by the subtle elegance of PMS 425 gray, the piece is brought to life through vibrant 4-color process imagery seamlessly integrating CGI and photography. The book’s color journey is a harmonious blend of visual impact and calm contemplation.
Kerissa's prowess is evident in her ability to transform a mere brochure into an artful representation of creativity, design, and intentionality. The EDITION Residences Brochure & Slipcase serves not only as a showcase of skilled design, but also as an embodiment of her studio’s philosophy.
In a world filled with fleeting digital experiences, Kēvo Studio’s work invites us to appreciate the importance of tangible design and its ability to create moments of delight. The EDITION Residences Brochure & Slipcase is a masterpiece that beckons you to engage, to touch, and to be captivated by its artistry. It's an ode to the power of physical design to evoke emotion, spark anticipation, and offer a tactile connection that goes beyond the visual.
Kerissa Voldeck's legacy as a designer and visionary is etched into every detail of this creation. The EDITION Residences Brochure & Slipcase transcends its role as a promotional piece and emerges as a reminder of the enduring impact of physical design. kevostudio.com
Art has always been a powerful tool for self-expression and social commentary. It can bring people together, challenge the status quo, and inspire change. And when it comes to black art, the impact is even greater. Black artists have been at the forefront of many art movements, and their work has shaped the cultural landscape in significant ways.
The Black Biennial Book, produced for the Rhode Island School of Design, Gelman Gallery, and RISD Museum, is a testament to the power and beauty of black art. Created by Rey Londres, Melanie Ferdinand-King, Zoe Pulley, Jada Akoto, and Nailah Golden, this book is a celebration of black creativity in all its forms.
One of the strengths of the Black Biennial Book is its diversity. The artists featured represent a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Some are established artists with decades of experience, while others are up-and-coming talents who are just starting to make their mark. But all share a commitment to using their art to tell their stories and challenge the world around them.
In addition to the artist profiles, the Black Biennial Book includes several essays that contextualize the work and provide insights into the broader themes and issues addressed by the artists. These essays are written by experts in the field and add depth and nuance to the book's overall message.
The Black Biennial Book is more than just a beautiful art book. It is a statement of solidarity and support for black artists, and a celebration of their contributions to the art world. By bringing together such a diverse and talented group of artists, the book challenges the notion of what black art can be and expands our understanding of the role it plays in our culture.
In conclusion, the Black Biennial Book is a must-have for anyone who appreciates black art and wants to learn more about the amazing artists who are shaping our world. With its stunning design, powerful message, and diverse array of talent, it is sure to be a treasured addition to any art lover's collection.
Joining Acme Printing was where Jackie honed her skills. She held numerous positions during her tenure: Purchasing, Scheduling, Planning & Production Management. Handling the Prudential Annual Report (printed WEB) was a project with many sleepless nights and working many weekends – “as I recall,” stated Jackie, “the trucks of paper, just kept coming, day after day after day.” While interviewing Jackie for this article, she mentioned over and over how grateful she was, mentioning specifically the Canzano and Farraher families from ACME, for all the opportunities she was given.
Coming to Kirkwood from Universal Wilde, was such a joyful reconnection of her ACME Printing & UW colleagues. Jackie mentions that she probably has handled 10,000+ tickets over the 4 decades she has spent in the printing business. When asked about her favorite project, she recounts the Tiffany Holiday Catalog in 2014. She coordinated all parts of the job's planning, ticket writing, scheduling, bindery and mailing. “It was truly a project of a lifetime. I am happy to end my career, working for Kirkwood, the best-of-the-best.” -stated Jackie.
A large part of Jackie’s daily workload has been supporting New York customers and Craig Wenrich’s vast portfolio of accounts. When we asked Craig about Jackie he said “What can be said about Jackie other than - she stepped into a business that was male-dominated, and not only survived but rose to the top. She is an inspiration to all on how to be on top of your game. She is always a professional who never lost her cool or her perspective. She will be missed more than any of us realize. I wish her all the best in her retirement.”
Jackie says she will miss the customers and her colleagues, but she is comfortable knowing that others will step up to the challenge of learning everything about Kirkwood’s print capabilities and make the company even stronger in the future. When asked what she thinks the printing business will look like in 50 years, she thinks digital printing will be the norm and offset high color work will become boutique, like letterpress printing is today.
In her retirement she will be viewing life from a different perspective, she hopes to be able to give back to her community and spend lots of time with her husband Frank. She is very thankful for all the talented people she has worked with and all the career support she has been given by all the companies that she has represented. We wish her all the best in the next chapter of the Jackie Foley story.