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About Keane Design

Corporations turn to our firm because we help them communicate with high-quality, cost-effective design solutions. Nothing matters more-to our clients and to us-than getting it right.


Our Approach

Our guess is that you have enough headaches at work; your designer is supposed to help you tackle them-not create them.  Our approach at Keane Design is to first understand your challenges and communications goals and work with you to develop products and materials that fit your organization as well as your budget.  As a small firm, we can provide an attention to detail that many find lacking at larger design firms.

Karol A. Keane is a national leader in graphic art and design with more than 25 years of experience working with magazines, corporations and non-profits.  She is  also a registered vendor for the World Bank, The United Nations, PNC Corporate and Adventist Health.


Karol led the design and redesign of national magazines including the National Journal, Mid-Atlantic Country, China Business Review, Passagemaker and Focus.  She has served as the Chair for Graphic Design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and assisted in the opening of the Boston University Center for Digital Arts, she is currently an Adjunct at UMBC.


In 2002, Karol was hired by Cultural Tourism, DC, The DC Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to design a series of self-guided walking tours in Washington.


For 13 years, Karol served as the Corporate Art Director at the National Journal, leading the design team and managing the in-house production and photography departments of this weekly magazine.


When the California Department of Education and National Geographic formed a unique partnership, they turned to Keane Design to design and produce a series of textbooks, teacher materials and branding for an innovative environmental curriculum.  The materials are now the centerpiece of the state’s effort to engage and educate thousands of school children on the critical subject of protecting their environment.

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