About Us

We are passionate about
helping our clients communicate
clearly and effectively.

We love sifting through the complexities of a new project, analyzing and clarifying its message, and shaping a simple, bold, and effective design solution. We believe in the power of simplicity.
We Are Now Red+Company

We began our business in 1993 designing book covers. Since then we’ve expanded to working with a wide variety of print and digital media, offering ever more complex and effective design solutions. We pride ourselves on the lasting relationships we build with our clients, some of whom we’ve worked with since we first opened our doors. The knowledge we gain from these continuing relationships gives us a strong understanding of our clients’ unique needs and goals. Our clients, in turn, benefit from this personal history, as well as from our experience.

Clear and Effective Design

Our passion is in helping our clients communicate clearly and effectively. We love sifting through the complexities of a new project, clarifying its message, and shaping a strong and effective design solution. Whether we’re researching the audience for a new book jacket, developing the structure of a complex web site, or fine-tuning the feel of an identity system, this process of clarification is essential to creating good design.

Web Design + Development

We’ve designed websites for small business owners, multinational corporations, and hospitals. We design and build from the ground up when necessary, but don’t hesitate to recommend WordPress or Squarespace when they are the better solution.

Print Communications

We design print collateral such as Annual Reports, Catalogs, Brochures, Newsletters. We design print collateral such as Annual Reports, Catalogs, Brochures, Newsletters.

Books + Catalogs

We’ve designed over 1,000 book covers for publishers around the country, on subjects ranging from history, military studies, and political science to religion, spirituality, and self-help.

Writing + Editing

Clear writing and ruthless editing are key to good communication design. We write copy for websites, social media, video scripts.

Branding + Identity Marketing

Your brand needs to be consistent across platforms, and we’ll make that happen. But that doesn’t mean you need a complicated logo.

Creative Direction

Tying it all together, whether it’s an annual report, a marketing brochure, or a website, is our eye for strong, clear, and inspiring creative direction.

Our Creative Director

Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Stefan Killen has lived in New York City since 1991. He established the design studio Stefan Killen Design in 1993 and ran it until changing the name to Red+Company in 2016. Starting out as a book cover designer he expanded into identity and branding, print collateral, annual reports, and websites, offering project analysis, brand development, graphic design, and creative direction to such clients as Child Aid, The Cancer Research Institute, The Ford Foundation, and the U.S. Navy. He has designed over 1,000 book covers for a long list of publishers, including Continuum Publishing, Liturgical Press, Oxford University Press, Rockport Publishers, and St. Martin’s Press.

In addition to running Red+Company Stefan is also a fine art photographer. His pinhole portraits and photographs of New York City are in collections across the US, Europe, and Japan, are included in the award-winning book Out of Focus: Pinhole Cameras and Their Pictures, and have been exhibited at the Alan Klotz Gallery in New York, as well as group shows juried by Molly Barnes and Larry Gagosian. Stefan’s blog has been picked up by DossierJournal.com, GetAddictedTo.com, Lomography.com, and Subtraction.com. His photos have been seen on numerous TV and movie sets, including Girls, Creed, Millionaires, as well as in the photography collection of Ian Schrager’s Clocktower restaurant in New York City.

Stefan studied fine art at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and received a Certificate in Graphic Design at the Basel School of Design’s Basics Course with Wolfgang Weingart. He is currently working on several books of his photography, including one on Walt Whitman’s poem Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.

Stefan Killen

Designer, Creative Director

Our Art Director