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Kevin Grasty

Assistant Vice President for Creative Services University Publications

Kevin Grasty joined American University in 1983 as the lead graphic designer for undergraduate recruitment. He manages the integrated in-house creative services team of design, writing, editing, photography, content and creative strategy experts to support the institutions goals and the university’s strategic plan. Kevin leads the creative team that produces the university Annual Report, undergraduate viewbook, digital advertising, and other institutional priority projects that showcase the university’s incredible story. He monitors the use of AU’s official logotypes, marks and the visual brand guide. He advises on the integrated platforms of communications, web, and university marketing and branding initiatives. His notable efforts include: facilitating the redesign of American, the university’s flagship print and digital periodical magazine, serving as the creative lead for the redesign of, and serving as the lead designer of the AU Athletics and Blue Crew spirit program logos. Kevin is excited about UCM's commitment to making an impact by engaging with audiences through thoughtful strategy, effective communication, and compelling creative to push the AU brand forward.


BFA Visual Communication, Pratt Institute

Favorite Spot on Campus
Bender Arena Section 103, Row: C, Seat: 12
Book Currently Reading
Thank You for Being Late - Thomas L. Friedman
University Publications
4401 Conn Avenue - 6th Floor
9 - 5 M-F
Contact Info
(202) 885-5948 (Office)

Send email to Kevin Grasty

kgrasty ()
See Also
University Communications & Marketing

Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

2009  Dedicated Service Award – 25 years       

2009  Service to the AU Community – special recognition          for the Web Development Team

2004  Dedicated Service Award – 20 years

1999  Dedicated Service Award – 15 years

1996  University Staff Award for Outstanding Performance

1994  Dedicated Service Award – 10 years

1991  Print Regional Design – WAMU 30th Anniversary logo

1985  Print Regional Design – Grass T Design business card



CASE 2014 Circle of Excellence Grand Gold Award for Magazine Publishing Improvement - American Magazine

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

2014  Dedicated Service Award - 30 years

Media Appearances

Q&A with AIGA-DC April 2014