KTD Creative (KTD), formerly Kate Tallent Design, is a full-service digital and print creative agency located in Washington DC. Our clients are a diverse group primarily located in DC, Baltimore and Northern Virginia. KTD is a woman-owned marketing communications company founded in 2005. We create award-winning branding, interactive design, print design and marketing 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.
Our marketing communications includes copy writing and editing. Some of our clients are The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, American Podiatric Medical Association, Sports and Fitness Industry Association, Bay Acoustics, Baltimore Jazz Education Project, American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Georgetown University, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and more.
A boutique agency, we deliver big agency solutions at a more affordable price. Too busy to write? Let us handle it. Our marketing communications can provide both the words and images you need to tell your organization’s story. Need an editor? We can do that. Let our responsive web design, web development, information architecture, event branding, search engine marketing (SEO) and social media strategy assist you in reaching your marketing goals.
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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 including creating style guides. This is the foundation of good graphic design. Our goal: appeal to your market, your audience and your stakeholders. We do it time and again with consistently great results. Let us do the same for your organization.
We take the view that our interactive projects including clients’ sites, be they e-commerce sites or informational, as well as all social media, must communicate in a cohesive manner. They must also be easy for the client to manage via a CMS such as Drupal and WordPress. We design and develop only with an understanding of the audience, a clear objective in mind and adherence to budgetary parameters.
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 design work includes large advertisements in the DC Metro system, ads in the Financial Times, graphic environments for tradeshows and 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.
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!
Dance Metro 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.
Community Law Center
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.
District of Paws
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.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
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.
World Bank: The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program & The Water and Sanitation Program
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)
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.
National Commission on Energy Policy
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.
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
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.
Real Estate Agent
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
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
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)
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.
Leaf Clean Energy Company
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.
Management Advisory Group, LLC
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 Associates
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.
Complete Money Management
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.
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.
Associate Director, MA in Democracy and Governance
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 Coaching and Consulting
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.
WYPR (NPR affiliate)
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.
Maryland/Israel Development Center
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!
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, thoughtful and robust way. Lovely collaborators, beautiful work!
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.
National Curricula Coordinator
National Building Museum
Since 2005, KTD Creative has been able to work with over 175-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 marketing communications, branding, interactive and print projects.
Please take a moment to learn more about how we work. Our marketing communications case studies demonstrate strategy, innovation, intuition and consistently creative design.
For in-depth case studies of some key projects click below…
A full-service marketing communications agency providing strategy, copywriting, branding, digital and print services and more based 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.
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