hall of fame

Joan Olkowski

Creative Director

Excellence is Her Brand

An expert in branding, typography, print design and all things digital, Joan’s commitment to the highest level of design excellence is evident in every project she touches. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design from Wayne State University, she went on to get her MA in Graphic Design from the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design. Her formidable education, passion for design, and dedication to her work and clients makes her an essential part of the KickCharge® Creative creative team.

Throughout her tenure here, Joan has worked on brand development efforts across a number of industries, including energy markets, manufacturers, landscapers, global suppliers, healthcare, retail, HVAC-R, lifestyle, and more. Joan plays an integral role in developing new brands, creating identity guidelines and brand applications, and fine-tuning her brands’ visual identities for maximum impact and results.



MA in Graphic Design: Savannah College of Art and Design

BFA in Arts; Graphic Design: Wayne State University

What do you listen to?

Music: everything from classical to contemporary. I’m also a big fan of podcasts, like HowStuffWorks, NPR, TypeRadio and the MacCast. (I’m Apple to the core.)

When not at work

Joan’s obsession with art, typography and graphic design takes up a great deal of her time out of the office, too. When she’s not visiting museums, researching design applications, and catching up with the latest trends, you’ll most likely find her outside on a nice, long hike.


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