Tom Kepler joined Kepler Associates full-time as art director in 1996, but he's actually been part of the family business since he was a junior high school student drawing illustrations for brochures and ad layouts.
was a major contributor to the production of a book packaging project while still in high school, creating schematic drawings and assisting in keylining mechanical layouts for a case bound coffee table book about Japanese flower arranging.
After studying art and design at Columbia College
worked as a production and advertising artist preparing print layouts for an advertising agency.
He then joined the staff of a book publisher, where he advanced to art director, producing cover and interior designs for a wide variety of trade books, especially health and medical titles and consumer product buying guides.
For graphic design and art direction, Tom
works in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
For website design and programming, Tom
builds sites in Wordpress and Drupal (both very scalable content management systems), and writes his
own HTML, CSS, and PHP when that's a better fit for his
has structured Windows help systems, built over 40 websites ranging from simple informational sites to data-driven interactive sites for over 50,000 registered users, and written custom software utilities for an academic institution.
Tom is the designer and webmaster of this website.
You can reach Tom
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773/761-1858.