Kurt holds a BFA in marketing and graphic design from the School of Visual Arts in New York and with more than twenty years experience, his work has appeared in numerous publications and has been recognized with many national design awards.
Kurt has spent his career in various branding agencies, leading departments and developing a multitude of brands from the ground up as well as refining existing brands for clients such as Coke, Unilever, Citibank, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson and General Electric as well as a host of start-ups.
Kurt cofounded dk Design Partners with his wife Dina in 2001, a brand design firm with an emphasis on corporate branding programs and graphic systems for clients large and small, in a broad range of industries for clients such as Alberto Culver, Diageo, Equinox Fitness and Charlotte Moss.
In 2009, Kurt cofounded Ola! Foods, a natural food company with his dkDesign Partner and wife Dina, and has since launched the design firm Telegraphic Brands.
Recent clients include: Lincoln Center, Gucci, Hampshire Hospitality Group, Stamford Hospital, ASA/SummerFuel, Peachwave Frozen Yogurt, Jeffries Companies and Clarkson Potter. Lifestyle/celebrity brands include: Geoffrey Zakarian, P. Allen Smith, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Charlotte Moss, Celerie Kembel, Ashley Whittacker, Amy Hirsch and Deepak Chopra.