It was 1992. A phone conversation with a top executive at a retail chain store in New York City concludes with: "Your work is exceptional . . . Start a marketing agency and we'll be your client." And so Designwerks, Inc. was launched and a hot new agency came to be, located in Tampa, Florida of all places. Kevin's leadership skills, business acumen and creative talent proved to be a perfect match to the needs of the many Retail and B2B clients that were to follow. He continues to create winning strategies for Fortune 500 and smaller businesses, technology firms and companies with premium brands. Kevin is an award-winning designer and graduate of Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. He's also a martial arts instructor and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Uechi-Ryu karate.