Kerstin Diehn

"Creativity is only part of the equation on any graphic design project. You need to be a good listener, collaborator and problem solver." - Kerstin Diehn KVDesign


From a young age, Kerstin Vogdes Diehn always liked to draw and read. She found the perfection intersection of her passions when she learned that one could create with pictures and type and turn it into a career. After working as a desktop publisher and graphic designer for several years, Kerstin set out on her own to become sole proprietor of KV Design. Since Kerstin had always been politically interested and active, she saw an opportunity to focus her multi-service design studio on “projects for good” by working primarily with nonprofit organizations and foundations. She has developed communication pieces for Save the Children, UNICEF, Dodge Foundation, American Lung Association, NYC Parks and a wide range of smaller organizations and small businesses. With experience in a variety of different disciplines, Kerstin loves to collaborate on all sorts of design projects that range from printed collateral to websites to museum exhibitions.

Kerstin is also art director at The Progressive, a magazine devoted to socially progressive stories and news.

Kerstin has taught graphic design and the Adobe Creative Suite at Pace University, FIT, and the Art Institute of New York. She can be found online at where she writes her own blog and showcases her best work. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband, two kids, and a moody, yet adorable, cat.