Jeanne Kahan

Creative graphic web design in Trinidad CA, Reka Design

Jeanne Kahan is a creative designer.

2001 – 2015: Creative Director of XMi Holdings; designed the XMi parent company and subsidiary brand logos; developed business web sites and marketing collateral for diverse clients.

2006 – 20015: Director of Web Development; board member of Women in Technology of Tennessee; responsible for web site design and maintenance.

2001 – 2005: Creative Director of Web Applications for InfoAdvantage; coordinated design strategy for information architectures, software applications, prototypes, and web sites. The company was bought by XMi (XMi Holdings, Inc.) in 2005.

1995 – 2006: An 11 year project in which Ms. Kahan was project manager and 2D designer, the Woman Suffrage Memorial was unveiled in Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee; a life-size, bronze statue featuring Tennessee suffragists represents the efforts of women across Tennessee to gain the right to vote.

1992 – 2005: President and Creative Director of Reka Design; media solutions firm which focused on web development, video production, and visual branding for customers; creative responsibility for project budgets and production; supplied network infrastructure and technology support to the Leonard Bernstein Center in Nashville, Tennessee; taught technology skills to Metro school teachers; directed video, media presentations and broadcast television ads for local companies; created media presentations that were shown to senior healthcare management from around the country.

1992 – 2001: As Artistic Director and Associate Producer, Jeanne provided stage design and media production for How Southern Women Won the Vote which chronicles the last battle to win voting rights for women in the United States. Produced for theater and performed at the Tennessee Performing Art Center in Nashville and the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville TN, it continues to be performed in other states from California and Arizona to Michigan and New York. It was also featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. The final hour long television version was broadcast on public television stations throughout the United States. This featured history video is released on iBook and as a DVD along with a theatrical script package that includes original music scores and over 180 historical and illustrated slides.

1989 – 1992: Art Director and Animator for Cascom International, Inc., at the time a premier international film specials effects house; her work was used globally.

1979 – 1989: An illustrator in the publishing industry; managed the creative design of books, marketing materials and identity branding.

Having spent almost 2 years in Bangladesh on a team working with the poor, Jeanne continues to support not for profit organizations by providing creative design services, hosting, and tech support through Reka Design.