MKE to NYC.
“MIAD kept me focused and disciplined, and gave me the building blocks to help push me to where I am today.”
Passion could be Justin Kay’s middle name. Initially starting out as an Illustration major at MIAD, Kay later decided to change his major to Communication Design. That change proved to be just the one he needed to pave a successful path after graduation that took him from Milwaukee to Brooklyn.
Justin is a New York City-based creative director and graphic designer with a strong focus in creating work based on basic explorations of shape, color and typography. Currently Justin is an art director with Brooklyn-based agency Doubleday and Cartwright and acts as a visiting artist, teaching an experimental typography class at the Cooper Union in NYC. He was chosen as one of the 50 Young Guns for 2008 by the Art Directors Club of New York City.
“Through helpful and ample guidance by a teaching staff that gets great satisfaction from seeing their students succeed, I was able to find my own path and vision in the field of design and art direction. I had always thought about design, but never understood it – MIAD gave me the help I needed to understand what design truly means and who it affects – everyone. Without that guidance, I would have always felt creative but never understood the power of harnessing creative energy and understanding the life you can build from it for yourself.”