Who We Are

The AKA creative team has worked together for over 25 years. We are a well-rounded group able to meet client needs — including initial strategic development, group facilitation, design, photography art direction, production, print management and programming for online media.

 

Principals & Creative Directors

Geoff Ahmann In the fourth grade, Geoff was once so focused on his doodling that the teacher was able to get the whole class up from their chairs and out of the room before he noticed them gone.

Today, Geoff strives to brings that same level of attention to each project that comes through the door. He brings to each project solid concept development and unique creative solutions — backed by strong illustration and Photoshop skills. His work for Applied Materials, Cisco, HP, LSI Logic, Adobe, Symantec, and Stanford University brings a broad experience, in both industry and scale, to each new project.

Geoff is an honors graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a B.S. in graphic design, and additional studies in London. His work has won awards from Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, and AR 100. He has been published in FingerPrint and Typography 23. His work is in the permanent collection of the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Museum of Art.

Geoff lives in San Jose with his wife and two children. LinkedIn Profile

Jill Kadlec Jill has the uncanny, “six degrees” ability to find, within minutes of meeting someone, a connection between them and someone she knows. And yes, she has met Kevin Bacon.

It is through this sense of connections and awareness to details that Jill is able to create spot-on solutions to client problems. To every project Jill brings a big-picture perspective, exceptional organizational skills and strong art direction. She has worked with a large variety of impressive clients —Bank of America, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Space Systems Loral, Habitat for Humanity and Stanford University to name just a few. She is as comfortable on an international photo shoot as she is design a logo for a local start-up. Jill shares responsibility for the concept development, design, and art direction of projects through to completion.

Jill Kadlec is a graduate from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Previously she earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Arizona. Her work has won awards from AR 100, Communication Arts, Print and Financial World. She has been published in The Decade of Type Annual.

Jill lives in San Carlos with her husband and two children. LinkedIn Profile

What We Do

Corporate and Marketing Collateral Branding.

Interactive, Web-based Graphic Design.
Presentation and Information Graphics.
Delivering high-quality, visually compelling graphic design solutions, within existing brand guidelines or newly developed brand strategies.

“I’ve worked with AKA for many years. They’ve always provided spot-on service, and stellar creative; and, they happen to be a block down from a good, old-fashioned milkshake at the Creamery”
– Milan Lazich, Jill Milan