Deborah Kekone joined the VMA team in February 2020 as a graphic designer, working with education and infrastructure clients to create communications materials for print, web, and digital marketing.
Deborah started her career working at regional newspapers and later at national and boutique advertising agencies and marketing firms. Prior to joining VMA, Deborah spent 12 years as a freelance designer working with non-profit organizations, small and large businesses, community-based organizations, and public and private schools.
Deborah is a collaborative and highly diverse and accomplished graphic designer whose specialties include art direction, print and packaging design, web/digital design, brand development and management, creative strategy for advertising and marketing campaigns, and writing. As a designer, she offers a unique skill set with her strong time-management and problem-solving skills and refined design aesthetic.
Deborah lives in Claremont, California with her husband, two sons, and dogs. She currently serves as a board member for the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) and, in the past, has served as a committee member for several election campaigns as well as a volunteer for arts, education, and community-based non-profit organizations. In her free time, Deborah enjoys taking care of her vegetable garden, cooking, reading, and interior design.