Kathy McGilvery

New York (midtown Manhattan), NY 10022 USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

http://www.mcgilverydesign.com Award-winning Art Director 20+ years. Organized, deadline-oriented, team player with excellent communication skills. FAST. Concept to completion. I work in my home office in midtown Manhattan.


Art Director
25 Years
Graphic Designer
25 Years
25 Years


20 Years
Business (general)
10 Years
20 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
25 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
25 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Registered Rep Magazine (10+), Shopping Centers Today Magazine (10+), Special Events Magazine (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Impact Education (10+), Monarch Classic Cruises (10+), Morgan Stanley (10+), Puppies Behind Bars (10+)

Other Work History

Staff jobs held: Wine Spectator Magazine: Art Director; Emporim Capwell Dept. Store: Assistant Art Director; Inside Sports Magazine: assistant Art Director

Technical Skills

design, photo editing, photo retouching

Foreign Language Skills




Computer Skills

Mac OS 10, InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6


Mac Air, high speed cable modem

Work Permits & Visas



Kim Marcus (Managing Editor, Wine Spectator Magazine) kmarcus@mshanken.com Lisa Hurley (Executive Editor, Special Events Magazine) lhurley@specialevents.com


American Graphic Design Awards for Excellence in Communication: 2013, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 1998 2007: for Magazine Design: SCT Latino, and for Collateral: Commercial Finance Association. 2006: for Collateral: Impact Education and Commercial Finance Association; for Calendar Design: Puppies Behind Bars; for Invitation Design: Puppies Behind Bars. Previous years: for Magazine Design: Reform Judaism; for Newsletter Design: Puppies Behind Bars; for Book Cover Design: No Regrets Remodeling. Folio Award for Overall Editorial Excellence: Wine Spectator Magazine. James Beard Foundation Award for Best Wine Book of the Year: Wine Spectators California Wine


Media Bistro Avant Guild, Society of Illustrators



Since January I have been making changes to the format of the magazine...modified and simplified the logo, redesigned the TOC and Development sections, introduced new fonts and icons. National Real Estate Investor is the leading authority on trends in the commercial real estate markets, providing top-level executives with in-depth analysis of important developments in the industry.
Wine Spectator: Art Director from 1987 - 1993 Reform Judaism: Art Director from 1998 - 2003
these html email ads were created to boost the awareness of and traffic to the new website: wealth management.com which was launched in June, 2012. I have also done many print promotional materials for Penton Media and many other companies.
The Luxembourg House on Beekman Place: Three Portaits in time, is a professional book for the Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York. This book reflects the colorful and untold history of the residence at 17 Beekman Place. Winner of the 2011 APEX Award of Excellence - Custom-Published Publications, and a Graphic Design USA award for Excellence in Communication in 2011.
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Since 1997 I have designed calendars, newsletters, invitations and other collateral materials, and a book for this organization.
2012 Covers: National Real Estate Investor is the leading authority on trends in the commercial real estate markets, providing top-level executives with in-depth analysis of important developments in the industry.
Timed to coordinate with the launch of the WealthManagement.com website, this redesign was introduced in the June 2012 issue. I redesigned the logo, redesigned and reorganized the TOC and Masthead sections, and added photo icons and color to the feature spreads.
A selection of 2012 covers. Trusts & Estates magazine, a peer review journal, is the leading information source for advisors to high-net-worth individuals, families and institutions.