Kevin Dilley, who lives near Kent, Ohio, is a 20+-year newspaper veteran with varied writing, design, editing, photojournalism, management and teaching experience.
Kevin has been working with Creative Circle since 2000 and joined the group full time in 2001. Kevin came to Creative Circle after a two-year stint at The Providence Journal where he was a photo editor, assignment editor and designer.
His previous experience includes five years at The Monroe Evening News in Michigan where he was a staff photographer, photo editor, designer and copy editor. Kevin received numerous state and national accolades while at this newspaper including twice helping the paper win AP's "Photo Member of the Year." Before he left the newspaper, he coordinated and led a complete redesign of the newspaper and helped with the transition to new color presses. Kevin has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University. Kevin is married to Rosario and is the happy father of Alejandra and Diego.
Kevin played a key role in most Creative Circle projects for several years while he was on staff and was the lead designer and project manager for The Newport Daily News in Newport, R.I; The Telegraph in Nashua, N.H.; redesigns for the North Jersey Community Newspaper group; redesign and training for Recorder Community Newspapers; redesign and training for the Florida Catholic. He also served as project manager for our training program at The Daily Item in Lynn, Mass., and the redesign of the Staten Island (N.Y.) Register. In addition he has been involved in web design projects and has conducted workshops in photojournalism and design for large and small newspapers.
Kevin now teaches at Kent State University and manages student publications there.