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Kevin Grasty

Assistant Vice President for Creative Services University Publications

Kevin joined American University in 1983 and is the assistant vice president for creative services in the division of university communications and marketing. Kevin is responsible for overseeing administrative and creative services (editorial, design, and photography). His creative team produces print and digital versions of American magazine, the university annual report, and other high profile and high visibility publications. He also supports the integrated efforts of communications and web, and university marketing and branding initiatives.

Kevin’s notable project assignments have included: monitoring the university visual identity program, design chair for the university web site redesign, redesign of the primary and secondary wordmarks for AU Athletics, and Blue Crew spirit program, and served as the project lead for the redesign of American magazine print and launch of the mobile magazine app.

In 1996 Kevin was awarded the "University Staff Award for Outstanding Performance", and in 2009 he was a member of the team that received the “Service to the AU Community Award – special recognition for contributions to the Web Development Team”.

Kevin is a member of several project teams: Web Steering, Licensing and Trademark, and the University Marketing Advisory Council.


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)

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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



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

AU News and Achievements