Kathy Kikkert

Kathy Kikkert - Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA

pop-culture, humor, and retro design

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Overview

hello there! i'm a designer with over two decades of solid book design experience. before going freelance and moving to los angeles, i worked at doubleday (as an art director) and simon and schuster (as a designer) in new york.

the specialty of the house is pop culture, humor, and retro design. i strive to create eye-catching covers with an emphasis on unique typography and strong colors then follow that look through on the book's interior.

i also create marketing materials and websites.

look forward to hearing about your project!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Entertainment
Fiction
Children's - Picture Books
Holiday
Humor & Comedy
Literature

Work experience

art director + designer

Self-employed
April, 1995 – Present (over 24 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style

Charles Phoenix

Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and "theme park" tour of downtown Los Angeles. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of class... read more

Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and "theme park" tour of downtown Los Angeles. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of class... read more

Talk Like a Californian: A Hella Fresh Guide to Golden State Speak

Helena Ventura

Dude, are you pumped to hack California-speak so you don’t sound like a buster? This sweet guide will get you talking fresh, whether you’re in the 626 or the Yay Area, whether you're below the line or in the pocket, or whether you're on fleek or on hiatus. Swoop this epic read, take the 5 to the 405 to the 73, and you’ll be a legit Californian.To translate, this vibrantly designed, modestly pr... read more

Dude, are you pumped to hack California-speak so you don’t sound like a buster? This sweet guide will get you talking fresh, whether you’re in the 626 or the Yay Area, whether you're below the line or in the pocket, or whether you're on fleek or on hiatus. Swoop this epic read, take the 5 to the 405 to the 73, and you’ll be a legit Californian.To translate, this vibrantly designed, modestly pr... read more

Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Show Biz Party

Shawn Levy

For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called VegasJanuary 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant singer of Italian songs, ex-partner to the most popular ... read more

For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called VegasJanuary 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant singer of Italian songs, ex-partner to the most popular ... read more

Music Smarts: The Inside Truth and Road-Tested Wisdom from the Brightest Minds in the Music Business

Mr. Bonzai, David Schwartz

(Berklee Press). This amazing compilation features 600 quotations from esteemed musicians and artists who have taken a moment to reflect on their influences, heroes, integrity, performances, and so much more. These gems of hard-won wisdom cover not only the highs of success, money, and fame, but also frankly reveal the lows of missteps and rejection. The shared experiences of heavy-hitters suc... read more

(Berklee Press). This amazing compilation features 600 quotations from esteemed musicians and artists who have taken a moment to reflect on their influences, heroes, integrity, performances, and so much more. These gems of hard-won wisdom cover not only the highs of success, money, and fame, but also frankly reveal the lows of missteps and rejection. The shared experiences of heavy-hitters suc... read more

Southern California in the '50s: Sun, Fun and Fantasy

Charles Phoenix

In the 1950s, Southern California was the place to be. The mood was up, prosperity ruled and the standard of living was flying high. It was the land of plenty for a new generation who reinvented the way we lived. With colorful memorabilia and vintage photos, Southern California in the '50s: Sun, Fun and Fantasy showcases this space-age promised land and the society that jump-started a cultural... read more

In the 1950s, Southern California was the place to be. The mood was up, prosperity ruled and the standard of living was flying high. It was the land of plenty for a new generation who reinvented the way we lived. With colorful memorabilia and vintage photos, Southern California in the '50s: Sun, Fun and Fantasy showcases this space-age promised land and the society that jump-started a cultural... read more

Retro Roadmap Roadbook - Philadelphia

Beth Lennon

The Retro Roadmap Roadbook guidebook for the city of Philadelphia shares Mod Betty's favorite Cool Vintage Places, Good and Retro Fun, with room for your roadtrip memories! The Philadelphia City edition covers over 35 places to eat, things to do, mom and pop shops to shop in all with that stepped back in time feeling. More than just a travel guide, Retro Roadmap Roadbooks become YOUR travel jo... read more

The Retro Roadmap Roadbook guidebook for the city of Philadelphia shares Mod Betty's favorite Cool Vintage Places, Good and Retro Fun, with room for your roadtrip memories! The Philadelphia City edition covers over 35 places to eat, things to do, mom and pop shops to shop in all with that stepped back in time feeling. More than just a travel guide, Retro Roadmap Roadbooks become YOUR travel jo... read more

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