creating strong brands since 1990
I am so fortunate that I followed my dreams. I am passionate about design, typography, color and creativity. My career is fulfilling, I work with a wide variety of clients, listen to their needs and apply my design thinking to their solutions. I bring value, expertise and implementation to every client.
Deborah Kehoe is an accomplished professional designer and educator. With 35 years of experience, she brings ingenuity and merit to her clients. Throughout her career, she has developed the ability to hone in on a customer’s needs to craft excellence and build brand awareness. She is known for her creative problem solving, strong design and production skills, along with quality customer service.
Deborah has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts. Alongside her studies, she spent much of her time sharpening her skills in painting. It was fortuitous that she found this exceptional school in Philadelphia, an outgrowth of the design program from Basel, Switzerland. Having studied with some of the best educators in design, she learned about form, color and typography.
Starting her career in Boston, she worked for some of the most reputable designers and firms. She handled such accounts as Raytheon, Harvard Art Museums, and worked on supporting many shows at WGBH/PBS Boston. Much of her time was focused on branding, along with designing books and publications, for museums. She also concentrated on creating signature annual reports for Corporate 100 accounts.
Since then, Deborah taught design at The Art Institute of Boston, Clark University and Rhode Island School of Design. She has been teaching design, drawing and painting as a senior adjunct design professor at Champlain College in the CCM Division since 2009 and is currently teaching a design class at Saint Michael's College in their new Art & Design Department.
Over the years, she has helped many corporate, small businesses and non-profit organizations with their communication design needs as well as helped many start-up companies establish a niche and grow their businesses substantially. Her client groups are quite diverse, serving clients in: Education, Healthcare, Software, Retail, Publishing, Banking, Architecture, Engineering and many others.
A passionate native of Vermont, she returned and formed Kehoe + Kehoe Design Associates, Inc. in 1990 with her brother David. Since then, she created and led her team in developing award-winning graphic design solutions for strategic marketing and communications projects including branding, promotional literature, advertising materials, displays, packaging, websites and branded environments.
Recently, Deborah has changed the name of the business to Deborah Kehoe Design. She continues to work with her clients on building and extending their brands working across all mediums.
Deborah and her husband, David, live in a restored historic 230 year old farmhouse/general store in Charlotte, Vermont and their two adorable dogs, Maisy and Milo. In her free time, she follows her passion of teaching, cooking, gardening, knitting, and painting.
UVM Medical Center
As editor of the employee newsletter, I have worked with Kehoe + Kehoe staff since the late-90s to produce a six-page newsletter every two weeks for the past twelve years. This is no small task, a very work-intensive project that requires staff to be nimble, detail-oriented and creative. In addition, Deborah and her team have helped us produce the organization’s brand guidelines, the Artist Calendar, Annual Report, a glossy, in-depth piece that also involves a very tight time frame along with numerous other marketing materials. Deborah and her staff have consistently produced superb work for us, often under very stressful timelines. Each staff person manages to be calm, creative and efficient. They are truly a pleasure to work with, a one stop shop in every way.
—Eleanor Osborne / Marketing and Communications
Saint Michael’s College
We developed a relationship with Kehoe + Kehoe in the 1990s. Since then, they have worked with the college on a variety of creative projects from campaign development to graphic design projects that include campus banners to publications to logo development. We have been continuously pleased with the creative energy and commitment that Kehoe brings to their work and to the outcomes, which are both beautiful and effective.
I have had the good fortune to work Deborah on projects for Saint Michael’s College for more than two decades. Visually, Deborah brings a clean, modern, yet classic beauty and style to everything she does. Conceptually, she is a terrific collaborator and knows how to turn ideas into powerful communication pieces. Personally, I find Deborah to be diligent, fair, ethical and above all an absolute pleasure to work with.
—Caroline Crawford / Former Director of Publications