I’m a visual storyteller.

I’m an energetic team leader and collaborative relationship builder with expertise in the creative direction and design of media brands across all channels. I'm a builder of creative teams who inspires innovative problem solving, visual and editorial excellence, and efficient results, always with a clear understanding of audience, and always on time and on 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 accomplished over my career. There are more brands (and therefore, much more work) to consider. Rolling Stone. Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated for Women. Discover. American Kennel Club. And prior to all of that, I attended and graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC.

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 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 was chosen to participate in "The Art of Rolling Stone," a one-day conference devoted to the design, typography and photography of Rolling Stone.
I've mentored graduate students and run workshops at Columbia University, and have conducted design lectures at NYU, as well as 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'm also an entrepreneur. As much a lifestyle change as it was a fresh challenge, I recently took a planned pause from the "known" to try my hand at the "unknown." I dove into entrepeneurship and launched my own BYOB painting party business in the Lehigh Valley, PA. After three exhausting but really fun years of managing, marketing, instructing, funding, and building, my studio was acquired by the industry leader, Painting with a Twist, which long story short, now means that I can get back to doing what I love and do best. Design.
On a personal note, I live in the Allentown, PA with my wife, two sons and two cats. I practice Transcendental Meditation, Kickboxing and Muay Thai, enjoy collecting all things pop culture, following Philly sports, 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 a break in the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. For those SOA fans out there, yes, that is Jax Teller's bike. (Photograph by Art Strieber).
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