OUR PHILOSOPHY

A powerful design is a delicate balance. It springs from creativity but resonates with strategy. It must blend aesthetic appeal with business savvy, displaying elegance of form yet respecting logic of function. Regardless of your project’s size, GRAPHEK always has an eye on your bigger picture. That’s why we provide fully integrated design solutions that shape your brand, expand your reach, and streamline your communications.

SYMMETRY

GRAPHEK offers the best of both worlds. We are a multi-service graphic design studio specializing in all types of print and web media. Whether it’s creating a logo for a small nonprofit or developing fully integrated collateral materials for an international agency, we provide solutions that resonate with your audience. By connecting conceptual design ideas with innovative marketing angles, GRAPHEK delivers perfect visual and conceptual symmetry.

DESIGN

GRAPHEK is guided by a conceptual philosophy, but we are committed to tangible results. From the first creative ideas to the final production details, we provide intelligent and relevant visuals–on time and on budget. Having worked with a diverse array of organizations, GRAPHEK understands what it takes to deliver functional and meaningful design that speaks to your audience and improves your bottom line.

SUCCESS

Our innovative designs has bolstered the image, recognition and profits of our clients. Yet it is our ability to forge productive working relationships with a variety of organizations that sets GRAPHEK apart. We know your audience and we know what it takes to connect with them. From marketing brochures and corporate identities to promotional campaigns and websites, GRAPHEK delivers complete and comprehensive design solutions. We’re your creative partner every step of the way.

Meet the Team


ELLEN KIM

Founder & Creative Director

After working in New York City at Viacom - MTV Creative Services, Meeting and Conventions Magazine and at Modern Bride Magazine, Ellen moved to Washington, DC to exercise her creative competence and business savvy to shape GRAPHEK where it is today. Read more


WALTER KIM

Managing Principal & Strategist

His statistical background in empirical observations, categorical data, conditional expectations and optimization has brought a sense of “thought leadership” that strengthens organizations’ commitment to its stakeholders, members, community and constituents. Read more


ANDY DOLAN

Art Director

As a designer and art director, Andy has managed projects for a range of clients in both the private and public sectors. Corporate clients have included Coca-Cola, Discovery Communications, IBM, Software AG, and America Online. Read more


KATHY AMANO

Communications Strategist

Her 20+ years of experience as a business owner providing communication and design services to more than 200 Members of Congress helped shape Kathy’s strategic vision as her clientele evolved to include corporations, small businesses, foundations, non-profit organizations, and trade associations. Read more


CHRISTINA DAVIES

Designer & Illustrator

From the moment she could pick up a pencil, Christina has covered every surface she could lay her hands on with art, including her parents’ walls, her school notes, and over a dozen sketchbooks. Read more


SARAH ERICKSON

Designer & Visual Data Specialist

Whether she’s soaking up the sun at Nats stadium or making guacamole in the kitchen, Sarah lives life in color. Even though black and white can be beautiful, she brings the bright colors with her positive attitude and new perspective. Read more


SONIA RICHARDSON

Designer & Social Media Coordinator

After moving from city to city for most of her life, Sonia has finally found her true home and calling here in DC. She is still actively seeking every by-the-slice pizzeria in the DC metro area and is taking suggestions from every stranger she meets. Outgoing, passionate and friendly, Sonia loves meeting new people (and their dogs). Read more


JEREMY CARUSO

Web & Motion Graphics Designer

They say that a jack of all trades is a master of none, but Jeremy lives to prove that adage wrong. Having been professionally trained in graphic and web design, he has developed specialties in illustration, motion graphics, HTML5, and CSS. Read more

Our Interests

GRAPHEK is made up of some strong personalities. Learn more about us by checking out some goofy statistics below.

  • Sports Fanatics 50%

  • Glasses Wearers 100%

  • Upset with the New Zodiac Sign 80%

  • Optimists 100%

  • Sense of Humor 0%

What Our Clients Think

Clients

Alexander Graham Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
American Association for Dental Research 
American Chemical Society
Americans Forests
Americans for the Arts
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
American Society for Nutrition
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
American Society of Association Executives
American String Teachers Association
Asian Americans Justice Center
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Association of Academic Health Centers
Association of Community Cancer Centers
Casualty Actuarial Society
Communities in Schools
Corporate Huddle
Council of Independent Colleges
Council of Korean Americans
DC Special Education Cooperative
District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration
Endocrine Society
Energy Storage Association
Firestarter, LLC
Gavilan and Associates
International Association for Dental Research
Joint Center
Jordan Design Build Group
Korean American Coalition
LDD Sports–Leading Design and Development
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Merit Windows
MLS Real Estate
National Association of Social Workers
O’Sullivan Properties
Oxford Finance
Personal Care Products Council
Potomac Health Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Safe Shores - The DC Children’s Advocacy Center
School Nutrition Association
Society for Simulation in Healthcare 
Spry Methods
Sunrise Orthodontics
The Greater Washington Society of CPAs
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The Newton School