E X P E R I E N C E:
1991 – present
Self promotion, many clients, various design/marketing applications
October 2006 – October 2007
Portland, ME 04101 ( 207 ) 775 5100
Graphic design, web design
February 2003 – present
Portland, ME 04101 ( 207 ) 272 7566
Graphic design company
C L I E N T S:
Pineland Farms Food Group
Fore Street Restaurant
Street & Company Restaurant
Standard Baking Company
Two Fat Cats
Utopia Designs, Inc.
Maine Leads Organization
Maine Heritage Policy Center
Sera Skincare Concepts Corporation
Garrand and Company
Port City Mortgage
Caring Unlimited Organization
Re/Max By The Bay
Garon Group Real Estate
David Wood Clothiers
Helene m. Clothing Company
Apogee Outdoor Adventures
Portland Yacht Club
Paradiso Salon and Spa
Be A Girl Today Company
Good Will Hinckley Organization
Andy Happel Music
W. Jo Moser Photography
Richard G. Sandifer Photography
Stone Coast Fund Services
S E L E C T
P R O J E C T S:
Founder, producer and host of The Empire Reindeer Christmas Club, an annual Gala
to raise mony for Toys For Tots Foundation
Fore Street Restaurant, Portland, ME, December 2005
Commissioned large format oil painting, 'Monkey Holding The Fruit of Life'
Street & Co, Portland, ME, October 2004
Commissioned artwork, large format pen & ink fish drawings, hand framed
Lowtide Industries, Portland, ME, February 2003 - 2006
Design and produce custom vintage t-shirt’s
Holiday/Christmas high-end decoration/greens exterior installation
various locations including Chris McCormick– CEO LL Bean (residence)
Non-profit: Ronald McDonald House, Portland, ME, November 2000, 2001, 2003
Donation of creative services for elaborate holiday themes and displays
Non-profit: Community Cancer Center, So. Portland, ME, April 2000
Donation of original artwork large format pen & ink fish drawings, hand framed
Non-profit: Portland High School Ice Hockey Organization, Portland, ME,
Creative development of mascot illustration for team uniforms and marketing collateral
Non-profit: Dock Fore, Portland, ME – Promotional posters and raffle tickets
to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina
T A L E N T:
Concepts: from creation to development to execution for both commercial and fine art.
Superior composition, design, layout, and typography skills.
Emphasis on logos, identities, branding, websites/online media, typeface development and rendering.
Life-long fine art and design experience from concept to completion; digital concepts
and rendering to hands-on plastic/tangible media. Brushing with oil, latex, acrylic, as
well as pen & ink illustration rendering. Sculpture: skilled in metal, wood, plaster,
fiberglass, plus many other various media.
Extensive computer experience with many Macintosh based design applications and
web development programs, all Adobe design, rendering, and editing programs (with
an emphasis on vector based creative imagery) animation programs. Final Cut Pro and
MOTU video production and sound editing applications. Direction and production of many
short films, composed music scores, mastered music, written songs.
Much experience with clothing design, fabric printing, custom production
of leather and fabric clothing prototypes and working models. As much experience
with interior design, decor development, carpentry, creative woodworking.
T E S T I M O N I A L S:
"Ken Murphy was able to get inside my head and create the aesthetic that I am comfortable with.
That I feel is right for my business."
David Wood Clothiers
"We have used Ken for many projects from graphic design to the world class web page that he
built for us. I always enjoy working with Ken because he is creative and timely and has the versatility
to handle a wide array of projects. He not only produces a superior end product and support
that follows, but always provides us with the educational tools that make them easy to use. "
Street and Co.
“Ken’s images are singular objects of perfection – clean, distilled and assured. His work renews
lost and vernacular elements while utterly avoiding the ironic or the precious. The results embody
his vision that there is a continuity of classic design in which less is more. Working with Ken as
a commercial client has been a tremendous pleasure. The identity elements
that he created reduce
our message to its essence, communicating exactly what we want with
immediacy and power.
Reaction is constant and positive.”
Marc D. Keffer
Stone Coast Fund Services LLC
"Ken has been with Be a Girl Today since the inception. His creativity, good humor and
thoughtfulness have carried us through many a crisis. I truly cannot say enough good things
about working with Ken – he is talented, insightful and a great human being. Anyone would
be lucky to have him on their team."
Be A Girl Today
"Ken Murphy is an extremely talented designer and an absolute pleasure to work with. He was able
to listen to us and readily distill our rambling and often disparate thoughts into an identity and website design
that beautifully and simply captured exactly what we hope for and one for which we receive a steady
stream of positive feedback. Given that we are a non-profit, Ken also knew how important it was to us to
be able to update and maintain our wonderful new website on a largely do-it-ourselves basis and that's
exactly what we got. It couldn't possibly be easier. In fact, thanks to Ken, the entire experience was easy,
fun, timely and ultimately rewarding and we couldn't be happier with the final result!"
"Getting a design from Ken Murphy is like receiving a gift you didn't know you wanted before it was
placed in your hands. Ken has a remarkable talent for taking a few words about what you think you'd like
to see in a logo and transforming letters, colors and images into exactly what you were hoping for. I have
worked with Ken on three projects now and I am constantly recommending him to anyone who might
be looking for design work - it's a recommendation I know I'll never regret making."
Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Jill Barkley for House