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KTD Creative (KTD), formerly Kate Tallent Design, is a full-service digital and print creative agency located in Washington DC. A woman-owned company founded in 2005 we create branding, interactive and print communications for arts organizations, corporations, associations, museums, small businesses, federal government agencies, universities, non-profits and more.

We think collaboration is key and partner with our clients every day to produce outstanding results. KTD uses a tried and true methodology: listen intently to clients, perform the necessary research and produce outstanding work in both the digital space and print.

Our clients are a diverse group. We have provided branding, interactive and print design services for The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, White House Fellows Program, FDIC, PETA, Dance Place, Georgetown University, The World Bank, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, General Board of Church and Society – United Methodist Church, Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, DC Councilperson Anita Bonds and more.

We deliver big agency solutions at a more affordable price. We offer responsive mobile and web design, web development, fundraising eNewsletters, event branding, search engine marketing (SEO), social media marketing, print design and more. We provide both Drupal and WordPress content management systems.

Via our Partner network we offer expanded communication services. Depending on the project, we tap the skills of writers, public relations experts, information architects, editors, SEO experts, social media experts and other professionals.

Our graphic design and communication garners results.

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Branding

Branding

Branding is critical. Only after careful research do we distill the essence of your organization into a memorable logo and build from the ground up. Our goal is to appeal to your market, your audience and your stakeholders while serving your needs for years to come. We do it time and again with consistently great results. Let us do the same for your organization.

Interactive

Interactive

We take the view that our interactive projects including clients’ sites and all social media, must communicate in a cohesive manner and be easy for the client to manage via content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress. We design and develop only with a keen understanding of the audience, a clear objective in mind and adherence to budgetary parameters.

Print

Print

We design award-winning annual reports, books, brochures, college view books, posters and more. We have designed entire marketing campaigns that include both print and web design. Our print work includes large advertisements in the DC Metro system, entire graphic environments for tradeshows and large events at the New York Stock Exchange.

Working with KTD to design and launch the website for our consulting practice Rally Point for Collaborative Change was a great experience. Jacob was the principle designer and Kate the project director, who brought her years of experience to the process of developing every aspect of the website. When we had to put the project on hold for a number of months, they were very understanding and supportive. It was truly a collaborative process - and KTD listened to our needs and our ideas which were incorporated into the design. Often they knew what we needed better than we did. We definitely recommend KTD for website design.

Andrea Jacobs

Co-Executive Director
Rally Point for Collaborative Change
New York / Philadelphia

We were delighted to work with KTD! KTD designed three items for our non-profit org: A program logo, a single shopper/key card, and a program postcard. They are wonderful to work with. They provided excellent designs and were very open to dialogue so that small adjustments could be made to fit our needs prior to printing. The process was smooth and the team was very professional and courteous throughout the process. I would HIGHLY recommend KTD Creative!

Stephen Clapp

Executive Director
Dance Metro DC
Washington, DC

KTD Creative has been our go-to source for print and web projects when fresh ideas and creative design were top priorities. They always set realistic and clear expectations, goals, and timelines. They were always responsive and ready to answer questions and explain their recommendations. As a repeat customer, I would not hesitate to go back to them again.

Kristine Dunkerton

Executive Director
Community Law Center
Baltimore, MD

I chose to work with KTD Creative because they are one of the most highly regarded design firms in DC. Working with the team on my new company logo was like meeting with an old friend- the staff is personable, professional and attentive. KTD's designs are cutting edge. Their attention to detail is impeccable- far beyond any design firm I've worked with before. KTD is the standard for design.

Jason Boone

President
District of Paws
Washington, DC

The quality of both the design work and the review/edit process is a cut above the competition! KTD Creative has become the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities’ trusted source for high-quality design for both print and interactive projects. KTD’s web development team also came through for our project in a pinch when we needed additional support in addressing WordPress website maintenance issues.

Elaine Mulligan

Project Director
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Washington, DC

KTD Creative has a solid team of good graphic designers, continuously providing high quality products in a timely manner. They are happy to accommodate your timeline and their customer service is very good.

Anne-Marie Coonan

World Bank: The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program & The Water and Sanitation Program
Washington, DC

Our nonprofit organization hired KTD Creative to design a handbook. We had never produced anything like it. The team was patient in the face of our extending deadlines and stayed in great touch with us for all of the revisions.‎

Ingrid N. Drake

Investigator and Director of the Congressional Oversight Training Series (COTS)
Project On Government Oversight (POGO)
Washington, DC

My organization has worked with the folks at KTD Creative for several years and we have been extremely impressed. The team has helped us develop a distinct image in our printed documents; continually pushing the boundaries of conventional layout but careful to maintain a professional and clean look. Great customer service and always on time. Highly recommended design studio.‎

Sasha Mackler

Research Director
National Commission on Energy Policy
Washington, DC

The KTD Creative team did a great job for us for our branding. From design inception to WordPress website completion they were great. They did the SEO and wrote all the text for both the new website and brochure. We really appreciate the new logo, stationary, brochure, website and brand they created.

Jason Lee

CEO
Excel Rehab Therapy
Salt Lake City, Utah

The team at KTD Creative are wonderful! Their attention to detail and follow up cannot be beat. They would constantly check in to make sure everything was going great, and I think they were more excited than I was when the invitations they designed were sent out. The entire team shares an enthusiasm and strong work ethic and they really make you feel part of their family.

Roger Whyte II

Director of Special Events
Washington Performing Arts Society
Washington, DC

I was referred to KTD Creative with the understanding that the team were gifted artists with a lot of experience. I was told that they were very good at creating concepts, branding and logos. Now that we have completed a project together, I am the one singing KTD's praises.

Loic Pritchett

Real Estate Agent
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Washington, DC

We were very satisfied with the WordPress website that KTD Creative produced for us. The designers were receptive to our needs and budget, and finished the site on time — and it looks great.

Amanda Kolson Hurley

Communications Director
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)
Washington, DC

Our Private Equity firm hired KTD Creative to prepare a marketing PowerPoint deck for one of our foreign companies. The KTD team transformed a technically complex concept into a beautiful, crisp presentation with complex illustrations and information graphics that is easily understood across borders. KTD cares about their clients, as most of this work was completed during a tight deadline around the holidays. We look forward to working with them again.

Jeremy Semble

Investment Associate
Leaf Clean Energy Company
Washington, DC

We asked KTD Creative to design a WordPress website for our retained search firm that was straightforward, informative, and creative. The team greatly exceeded our expectations by providing a dazzling puzzle piece being inserted into a maze for our home page, symbolizing the search process. In terms of content their writer who was able to describe our process just as we requested in a simple, humble manner. I couldn’t recommend KTD Creative more highly.

Wes Simmons

President
Management Advisory Group, LLC
Washington, DC

I used KTD Creative for my WordPress website design, logo and identity system. KTD is professional and they have great ideas to capture the type of service I provide for clients. Their attention to detail and the quality of their product from design and text to the completion and start up of the website was flawless. KTD makes it all seem easy and not only are they extremely competent, are easy to work with as well. I recommend KTD Creative and their design services most highly.

Amanda Simmons

President
Amanda Simmons Associates
Washington, DC

From start to finish KTD Creative was very professional to deal with. They did what they said would do, when they said they would do it, and delivered an outstanding brochure design for my company. KTD Creative went above and beyond what was promised. Thanks KTD.

Colin Meeks

President
Complete Money Management
Baltimore, Maryland

We hired KTD Creative to design a special report for us. This was something new for our nonprofit organization. The team was generous with their time giving us great concepts and very patient when we had to extend our timeline. I highly recommend KTD Creative for their listening skills, creative ideas and professionalism throughout the process.

Peter Ensign

Executive Director
DC Greenworks
Washington, DC

KTD Creative designed a program brochure for our MA program at Georgetown University. The results were beyond our expectations. KTD effectively translated our ideas about graduate education into an exciting and beautifully designed brochure that emphasized the element of forward momentum. The result was clean, modern, and really transformed our program’s image. Kate and her team work closely and diligently with their clients to make sure that the end result works for you.

Yonatan Morse

Associate Director, MA in Democracy and Governance
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Working with KTD Creative to design a logo for my business was a delight! Taking the time to learn about who I am and what I'm doing in my work, they got to the essence of my value and brought it to life through their art. The conversation was both evocative and illuminating. I'm thrilled with the logo and all that went into realizing it.

David Andrews

David Andrews Coaching and Consulting
Washington, DC

We were at the beginning of a full scale website redesign for WYPR 88.1 FM. Part of the launch included a new logo. KTD Creative helped to redesign the logo and to give our Drupal site a new design that exceeded our expectations. The web design is just what we wanted. We could not be happier with the results. KTD is a professional team that was able to deliver the final product ahead of schedule.

Kyle Leslie

Information Architect
WYPR (NPR affiliate)
Baltimore, MD

KTD Creative designed a very appealing and dynamic Drupal CMS and web site design for the Maryland/Israel Development Center which is a non-profit membership organization that promotes trade and investment between Maryland and Israeli companies. The site design has been very well received and assisted us in helping us to achieve our goals.

Barry Bogage

Executive Director
Maryland/Israel Development Center
Baltimore, MD

I could not be more pleased with my new logo, business card, eNewsletter design and WordPress website designed by KTD Creative. From the beginning, KTD Creative was very attuned to the particular needs of my project and executed it with wonderful creativity. I have received numerous compliments about the finished designs and I am glad that I chose KTD Creative!

Weston Jennings

Concert Organist
Chelmsford Cathedral
Essex, England

KTD Creative has completely renovated our organization's marketing output with their hard work and inventive solutions. Between a comprehensive rebranding and many specialized campaigns, Kate and her team have delivered our vision in a graceful, thoughtul and robust way. Lovely collaborators, beautiful work!

Amanda Blythe

Marketing Manager
Dance Place
Washington, DC

Collaborating with KTD Creative was wonderfully seamless and efficient. We were able to work together at a pace conducive to the success of my project and communication with KTD were clear, prompt, and aimed at getting to the best final outcome. We ended up with a print piece that was inventive and adventurous while still matching our brand identity and style; a true win-win.

Timothy Wright

National Curricula Coordinator
National Building Museum
Washington, DC

We Are Honored To Work
With Some Great Clients

In over 11-years of business KTD Creative has been able to work with over 130-clients from a variety of sectors. From B2B to B2C we cover it all. Our clients include the federal government, arts organizations, corporations, national museums, universities, non-profits, small businesses, the media including an NPR-affiliate radio station, the DC-city council, think tanks, associations and more.

We count ourselves fortunate every day to be able to partner with our fabulous clients on a wide-range of branding, interactive and print projects.

Nichiban
National Building Museum
Johns Hopkins University
Washington Performing Arts
New Columbia Distillers
DC Central Kitchen
Smithsonian
Center for Community Change
Farmworker Justice
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
The World Bank
Dance Place
American Clean Skies
Georgetown University
Smithsonian African American History
Arthritis Foundation
YWCA
Community Law Center
League of Conservation Voters
Reporters Committee
IIF
Catholic University
FDIC
Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
Bipartisan Policy Center

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Please take a moment to learn more about how we work. Our case studies demonstrate strategy, innovation, intuition and consistently creative design.
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Who The Heck Are We?

A digital and print agency based on H Street in DC, KTD Creative creates visual communications for a wide range of marketing projects. Let us do the same for you. We would love to meet you.

 

Kate Tallent

Kate Tallent

Principal, Creative Director & Designer

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Holly Morgan Barnard

Holly Morgan Barnard

Senior Graphic Designer

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Amy Capellman

Amy Capellman

Project Manager

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Jacob Robison

Jacob Robison

Senior Graphic Designer

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Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris

Web Developer

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