I’m a visual storyteller.

I’m an accomplished and energetic team leader and a collaborative relationship builder with expertise in the creative direction and design of media brands across all platforms. I'm a builder of creative teams who inspires innovative problem solving, visual excellence, a clear understanding of audience, and efficient results. with time and budget.

Throughout my career, I have led the art departments of some very well known publications. Entertainment Weekly. Runner’s World. Spin. And while these are the three brands where I was Design Director, that work is but a small sampling of what I’ve created over my career. There are more brands (and therefore, much more work) to consider. Rolling Stone. Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated for Women. Discover. Interview. American Kennel Club. And prior to all of that, I graduated from Parsons School of Design as a Communication Design major.

I have received awards from Society of Publication Designers, American Society of Magazine Editors, Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration. And in turn, I’ve judged numerous design and illustration competitions. 
I have mentored graduate students and run workshops and conducted design lectures at Columbia University, NYU and University of the Arts. I'm an instructor of Computer Graphics at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA, focusing on Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, as well as foundational graphic design principles.​​​​​​​ 
I was one of the seven Design Directors on the panel for the Society of Publication Designers Speaker Series "For the Love of Entertainment Weekly" and I most recently participated in The Art of Rolling Stone, a one-day conference devoted to the design, typography and photography of Rolling Stone.
I'm an entrepreneur and owner and operator of a BYOB painting party studio called Bottle & Bottega, in Lehigh Valley, PA. 

On a personal note, I live in Allentown, PA with my wife, two sons and two cats. I practice Transcendental Meditation, Kickboxing and Muay Thai, enjoy collecting all things pop culture, watching good television, driving my Mini Countryman, landscaping, and family time. But most of all, I just love solving problems.

Thanks for looking. Now let's start talking!

Kory

On the set of "Sons of Anarchy" during Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. For the SOA fans out there, yes, that is Jax Teller's bike. (Photograph by Art Strieber).

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