Kirby Stephens Design

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Begin with a conversation.

The people who compose KSD take the time to ask the right questions in order to understand your communication needs. After evaluating existing concerns, organizational challenges and future goals, we prepare cost proposals based on the time required to deliver a successful project.


This is what we do.

KSD works in all areas of visual communication, including branding and corporate identity, print, web, interactive, marketing, strategic planning, wayfinding, interpretive and environmental graphics.


Awareness and action. 

In business since 1986, KSD partners with local, regional and national clients to create message and graphic solutions that build awareness and compel action. KSD is kinetic, strategic design.


When do you want to start?

Demonstrated in this website are the talents of designers, illustrators, photographers, programmers, project managers, writers, thinkers and doers that draw inspiration from everyday life, each other and from you. We're ready to help tell your story.  GET IN TOUCH

What's New at KSD?

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30 Years at KSD

30 Years at KSD

31 Oct 2016 Blog: Design

A few of the carved pumpkins at KSD on Halloween in previous years. I'm a Halloween bab... Read more

Photography at KSD

Photography at KSD

26 Oct 2016 Blog: Design

An aluminum wheel produced by Alumitech. Photographed on 4x5 black and white negative fi... Read more

Malcolm Grear: Mentor and Friend

Malcolm Grear: Mentor and Friend

24 Oct 2016 Blog: Design

Malcolm Grear at The Center for Rural Development in 1998. I enrolled as an undergradua... Read more

30 Years of Illustrations

30 Years of Illustrations

24 Oct 2016 Blog: Design

A catfish playing basketball; a college student in a circus cannon; a movie directo... Read more

“Marvelous Things” with Dan Dutton

“Marvelous Things” with Dan Dutton

05 Oct 2016 Blog: Design

“When I was a child, I heard my parents sing songs telling of marvelous things tha... Read more

Sweet Inspiration

Sweet Inspiration

30 Sep 2016 Blog: Design

Many of my early lessons did not come from a master of design. They came from a master ... Read more

Kicking off 23rd Master Musicians Festival with a little strategy

Kicking off 23rd Master Musicians Festival with a little str…

22 Mar 2016 News

We’ve had the great fortune at KSD to maintain relationships with several of our cli... Read more

Fun with Drones

Fun with Drones

21 Oct 2015 Blog: Studio Life

Today was a perfect day for a little high-definition drone video! Videographer Ramie Hutch... Read more

Lake Cumberland Tourism site sees 82% increase in mobile users

Lake Cumberland Tourism site sees 82% increase in mobile use…

14 Oct 2015 News

Smartphones are “such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbi... Read more

Overheard About KSD

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You and your staff went beyond the call of duty to make this project the best possible; and I appreciate it."

Congressman Hal Rogers | US House of Representatives

KSD was the only Kentucky firm to be featured in Branding USA 3, a Graphis International publication that “showcases the remarkable work of the most creative minds in the branding business.”


They didn't tell us what we needed to do, they asked questions, and listened. We appreciated that, and are absolutely thrilled with the results."

Kimberly Taylor | RCPL Information Technology Librarian

This was the first time that I was actually proud to send out conference communication materials to our clients."

Sara Melton | U.S. Department of Commerce

We began working with Kirby's group more than 20 years ago to establish Superior Battery's corporate identity. Today they are an indispensible part of our team as we build a national and international presence for the Superlex brand."  

Randy Hart | CEO Superior Battery

Client Websites by KSD

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About Us

KSD is an award winning, full service design communication firm located in Somerset, Kentucky.

Get in touch

  • KSD  Kinetic | Strategic | Design
    219 E. Mt. Vernon Street
    Somerset Kentucky 42501
  • 606 679-5634