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Kirk Benshoff

Kirk Benshoff - Designer

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Overview

I am an accomplished graphic designer/art director with over seventeen years of experience creating trade books, graphic novels, magazines, logos, illustrations, websites, and more. Self-directed, organized, and able to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest quality or work, I excel in communicating and collaborating in order to deliver top quality products and solutions to achieve the goal at hand. My approach centers around determining objectives, staying on or under budget, on time, all while having fun designing.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Historical Fiction Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)

Work experience

Art Director

Orbit Books, Yen Press, Redhook, and Yen On

February, 2006 – Present (almost 11 years)

• Design high-profile jackets, covers, and interiors including National Book Award-winning Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, international phenomenon The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, New York Times Bestseller The Name of this Book is Secret.
• Contract and art direct artists for logos, illustration, and photography
• Design and oversee the development of an average of 100 manga and manwha titles per year
• Design high-profile jackets, covers, and interiors of science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Nebula Award–winning 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson, the Hugo, Locus, and Arthur C. Clarke Award–winning Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, and New York Times Bestselling series Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey; and graphic novels for top manga publisher Yen Press, including Black Butler, Kingdom Hearts, and graphic novel adaptations of the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
• Contract and art direct artists for logos, illustration, and photography
• Design and oversee the development of an average of 100 manga and manwha titles per year
• Standardized Yen Press file creation and created processes to optimize workflow between in-house editors, designers, and production group
• Created style guide for Yen Press and Yen Plus magazine
• Design English versions of foreign logos
• Designed and oversaw the production of Yen Plus, a monthly 450-page magazine and later an online magazine

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