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Kevin Grasty

Assistant Vice President for Creative Services University Publications

Kevin Grasty, who joined American University in 1983, oversees University Communications and Marketing’s in-house creative and publishing services team, including design, writing and editing, photography, and administrative support. He has led the redesigned, American, the university’s flagship magazine, and its digital app and desktop companions. Beyond overseeing content and creative development of the print and digital versions of American, he leads the creative teams that produce the university Annual Report, undergraduate viewbook, and other high visibility publications that support the university’s strategic goals and reflect AU’s distinctive brand position. Kevin also oversees usage of AU’s official logotypes, marks, brand style guide, and is an appointed member of the University Licensing and Trademark Committee. He advises on the integrated internal efforts of communications, web, and university marketing and brand initiatives, and is an appointed member of the Web Steering Committee and University Marketing Advisory Council. His notable projects include serving as design lead for the university website redesign and design of AU Athletics and Blue Crew spirit program logos. He is excited about UCM's commitment to push reasonable boundaries to produce creative work that stands out in a highly competitive environment.


BFA Visual Communication, Pratt Institute

Favorite Spot on Campus
Bender Arena Section 103, Row: C, Seat: 12
Book Currently Reading
Users, Not Customers - Aaron Shapiro
University Publications
4401 Conn Avenue - 6th Floor
9 - 5 M-F
Contact Info
(202) 885-5948 (Office)

Send email to Kevin Grasty

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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


Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

2014  Dedicated Service Award - 30 years


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

Media Appearances

Q&A with AIGA-DC April 2014

AU News and Achievements