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kevin hovell

  • Visual/Graphic Designer
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • graphic designer at National Pen


California State University San Marcos, Certificate of Completion, Web Development/Web Design

Public Profile



Bringing value to clients through design.


  • Designer

    Hovell Design

    July 2016 – Present(3 years 3 months)San Diego

    Freelance designer for a variety of clients. Designs for print and digital. Digital photography. Completed year long course at Cal State San Marcos in Web Development covering HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ajax, MySQL, JQuery. Continuing online courses for CSS flexbox/grid, React, and UX/UI.

  • graphic designer

    National Pen

    November 1998 – July 2016(17 years 8 months)San Diego

    Worked on catalogs, brochures, mailers, web images and banners, digital photography for product features. Well versed in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Directed group of designers, local and overseas, for more lengthy projects. Wrote Standard Operating Procedures for some Creative Services programs. I was promoted up the scale of positions, started at Production Artist, then Graphic Artist, and finally Graphic Designer.

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  • California State University San Marcos

    Certificate of Completion, Web Development/Web Design

    2016 – 2017

    Year-long online course from CSUSM for web development. Course covered HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, JQuery, Ajax, MySQL, XML.

  • Advertising Arts College

    Certificate of Completion, Graphic Design

    1997 – 1998

  • Florida International University

    Bachelor’s Degree, Fine Arts

    1989 – 1991

Skills & Expertise

  • Graphic Design
  • Direct Mail
  • Illustrator
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • E-commerce
  • Digital Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Catalogs
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Email Marketing