About Maurice Kessler

Maurice is an award-winning graphic designer who has been conveying information and translating complex concepts through design, illustration, and print production for more than 15 years. He won an American Inhouse Design Award for logo design in 2008 and designed the award-winning SpellRead reading-intervention product line, which continues to be used in public schools across the country. 

Employing a typography-driven aesthetic, Maurice has created materials for audiences of nearly every age group, from early childhood quiz games to professional development training. He has also worked on major campaigns for such clients as Coca-Cola, Hasbro, and Adidas, and has extensive experience creating branded visual design and illustration for online media, marketing communications, advertising, instruction and education, and book and magazine publishing.

He runs a tiny creative services business with his spouse.



“Working with Maurice, I feel that I have a talented creative partner — not just a graphic designer. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a talented collaborator.”

Deborah (Lerman) Rayow
Executive Producer
Scholastic Education


“He brings with him a wealth of personal and professional experience that not only strengthens our creative team, but challenges me to constantly evaluate and improve my own design work. It is a privilege to work with Mo.”

Michael Young
Creative Director
Kaplan K12 Learning Services


“Maurice is a talented, reliable professional — a pleasure to work with, and a big asset to any team. His bag of colorful skills makes a gray work world so much fun you forget you’re working hard, and he’s working hard (to make you look good).

Carmen Laube
M. Barry and Company


“He’s always willing to help and lend his trained eye — regardless of if a project is ‘his’ or not. He also always has the end user in mind. Our students are drawn to our products — Mo is why.”

Laura Paczosa Keehan
Executive Director, Taxonomies and Assessment
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions


“His incredible skill-set helped make each one of the projects we worked on a success. His dedication to his job and Kaplan K12 Learning Services was unwavering. I truly envy his future co-workers.”

Samantha Bunting
Executive Editor of Assessment — Mathematics


Clients and Campaigns


American Museum of Natural History

Annals of Dentistry

Anton & Partners

Antonio M. Rosario Photography


Arnell Group

Asynchronous Records

Avrett Free Ginsberg

Catapult Learning


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


Comic Images

Comprehension Publishing


Dodge / Chrysler / Jeep

Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association



Hearst Interactive

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt /
International Center for Leadership in Education

Hugh Lauter Levin Associates


JP Morgan Chase


Kissena Park Press

MBarry and Company

The Microscopic Septet

New Direct Product

The New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Public Library

The Princeton Review

Red Mountain Granite

Riders Alliance

Roher/Sprague Partners


Salant Children’s Apparel Group


Solution Tree

St. Regis Resort

Starlight Runner Entertainment

StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Starting Point Photography

Sunnyside Film Festival

Sylvan Learning


Thomson Media

University of South Carolina

Valiant Entertainment

Van Cleef & Arpels

Weisser Publishing Services

Westfield Style Magazine

Winslow Press

WiT Media

Workman Publishing

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff


YML Media