Jerry Kuyper is a Westport-based designer whose four years of graduate work at the Schule für Gestaltung (School of Design) in Basel, Switzerland, has informed more than thirty years of international corporate and brand identity program design, poster collecting, and teaching.

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Jerry Kuyper studied design in Basel, Switzerland for four years in the mid 70s. Two of his teachers, Armin Hofmann and Wolfgang Weingart, have several posters in this show.
Jerry has more than forty years of experience designing and directing brand identity programs. His passion is bringing business and brand strategy to life through creativity and design. He also designed a poster.
Before establishing his firm, Jerry Kuyper Partners, in Westport in 2004, Jerry had 20 years of experience in senior creative positions with leading identity consultants including Lippincott, Siegel & Gale, frogdesign, Landor, Saul Bass and Richard Saul Wurman. His clients have included Banco Santander, Cunard, Disney, 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Penn Medicine, and the World Wildlife Fund. He has designed visual identities for companies including Aqua America, AT&T, Bates Worldwide, Cisco, Cushman & Wakefield, Invisalign, Penn State, Sprint, Stanford Centennial, Times Mirror, and Touchstone Films.
In Connecticut, Jerry has worked on large visual identity programs for Ability Beyond, Cartus, Cigna, GE, and United Technologies. In Westport he has created visual identities for Westport Cinema Initiative, the Remarkable Theater, and LIT & WIT (a comedy fundraiser for the Westport Writers’ Workshop).
He has presented to numerous conferences including: the 1993 AIGA National Conference, Design Management Institute, The Conference Board and Walker Art Center. In recent years, he has presented to the Design Institute of Australia, the HiBrand Identity Conference in Moscow and Advance Branding Conference in Minsk, Belarus. Jerry has also presented to over 35 universities and designs schools including American University in Dubai, Art Center, Basel School of Design, National Institute of Design in India, UArts and the University of Cincinnati.
Jerry has a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati. He completed four years of graduate work at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. He taught design at the University of Hawaii, Otis Parsons and UCLA Extension. In 1980 he was awarded a Fulbright-Hays grant to teach at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.
In 1998, Jerry was selected the Outstanding Alumnus by the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.
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