What motivates me?

Creative. Brand. Opportunity.
Creativity and business goals are not incompatible.

It takes collaboration.

Playing well with others is more than being nice. It’s being inclusive and accepting differing viewpoints. The best creative solution is the endgame, not building a portfolio or ego.

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Hi, I am Ken Drab. Thank you for letting me share my story in a more dynamic creative setting than just a resume.

I am a creative brand champion and loyalist. I am driven to bring ideas and identities to life, to ignite a passion that goes beyond the logo – to make it anything but “drab”.

What do I do?

Adapt. Aspire. Lead.
Never stop learning, creating, and mentoring.

Opportunity is everywhere.

Investment in growth fosters a higher level of performance, greater understanding, and dedication to company objectives, and nurtures relentless creativity. Enthusiasm is contagious.

One of the strengths I’ve developed has been the ability to focus on the things I can impact. Prioritizing company and team goals, authentic investment in people, and nurturing relationships have been the cornerstone of how I develop and lead by example.

Here is where my expertise will help you.

I have been fortunate to experience a broad scope of leadership responsibilities

Discipline Focus

  • Brand
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Primarily throughout my career, I have been focused on design, but I’ve leveraged my problem solving skills to provide solutions for various areas of the business.

Leadership Experience

Management - 12 Years
Organizational - 14 Years
Operational - 16 Years

My obsession with efficiency starts with being highly-proficient with these tools

Office Tool Expertise

PowerPoint
Word
Excel
Outlook

I have twenty years of experience in the Adobe design suite of applications (even before it was CC – and remember some Quark Xpress too).

Out of necessity, I have become an expert in Microsoft PowerPoint and integrating design into reusable templates that provide functionality for most basic users.

Design Tool Expertise

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
InDesign
Dreamweaver
CC Libraries
Acrobat

Kind words from colleagues

I bringwith me every day.

Kind words from my teams

This page is specifically designed to give you a detailed sense of how I leverage thinking outside the box to attain creative solutions, yet color within the lines to maintain a professional branded presence and achieve goals.

Here is where my experience will help me.

EXPANSIVE EXPERTISE

Internationally, I work intimately with regions all over the globe. As the world has become a borderless marketplace, my experience has broadened to include managing regional creative demands, language design variations and nuances, and culturally diverse designers and teams.

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Mouseover the different areas for more detail on how I have managed Regional Creative Responsibilities, Language Variations, and Design Nuances, as well as Functional Teams and Designers.

  • Regional

    Responsible for creative and brand development

  • Language

    Language variations and design nuances

  • Teams

    Managed functional teams and designers

MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE

I've Illustrated Three Children's Books

It all started with a dinnertime story that blossomed into a labor of love – and then into the greatest collaboration ever!

I've Created over 900 Comic Strips

Meet ‘Rick the Stick’, he’s an extraordinary stickman living in an ordinary cartoon world.

COMING SOON

I've Written a Harry Potter-Type of Novel

Once I started, the words (all 125k of them) came pouring out. Meet Arthur, the boy destined to be King.

What's next? View my portfolio or see a detailed version of my resume

or you can reach out to me through this handy form below

I look forward to speaking with you soon!