Bev West is a seasoned graphic designer, creative director, project manager and creative collaborator. She has over 18 years design and brand identity experience and more than 14 years of creative team and vendor relationship management experience. She started her career as a graphic designer for Street Corner News (a national retail franchise company), worked as a cover artist for Jostens Printing and Publishing, spent nine years as an in-house senior designer and creative director at Protection 1 Alarm Monitoring (the second largest security company in the United States) and led the creative team and Student Design Center at KU Memorial Unions.
Bev established the in-house creative services department at Protection One where she hired and managed the creative staff, developed processes, directed photo/video shoots and was responsible for search and selection of creative service agencies. In 2009, she initiated social media involvement which led to the creation of a first-ever digital media department at the company. Bev was a key member of the marketing alliance team and worked with brands such as Nationwide, BellSouth and Alarm.com.
With the sale of Protection 1 in June 2010, Bev started Bev West Creative, offering design and identity branding as well as creative collaboration services to businesses of any size. She has served clients from Miami to Dallas and even a few right here in northeast Kansas.
"Bev was a coworker for many years so I had the privilege, and the benefit, of her creative design services on many projects and they were always superb. Whether the project called for a decal, a brochure or graphics for an entire marketing campaign Bev always delivered exceptional results. We no longer work together but Bev was the first, and only, graphic designer that I called when we needed to redesign our sales presentation. The design work that she did for us captures our brand perfectly and delivers our message in print, on a laptop or tablet. Our salespeople and our customers have commented on how great the presentation looks. I highly recommend the skillful work of Bev West Creative."
Jim Boots, Cheif Revenue Officer,
Central Security Group
"I've had the pleasure of working on several media projects with Bev over the last few years and she has been a true joy to work with. She gives focused direction and clearly outlines objectives and timeframes. I couldn't ask for a better client-vendor relationship."
Russ Jolly, Owner/Producer/Director
"Bev is great to work with and for. She gives great direction, which allows her staff to do their best work. In addition to being a great creative leader, Bev also is deadline-driven and detail-oriented. A great boss and a great talent."
Mike Gilliland, Copywriter
"I had the pleasure of working with Bev for nine years, during the time she led the development of our design department, which saved the company and internal clients considerable time and money, and later when she helped progress the company through creative and effective communication campaigns. Bev is the ultimate professional – flexible, creative, extremely intelligent, reliable and hardworking. She has the unique ability to both counsel executives and put in long hours "at the drawing board." Without fail, she was skilled in considering all facets of a project, consistently exceeding expectations and objectives. Bev also represented the company extremely well with vendors and took on (and succeeded in) a variety of roles, including event planning, copywriting, editing, and corporate photography. She never said "no" and always went above and beyond. I highly recommend Bev. Any organization would benefit from her talent and experience."
Robin Lampe, VP Communications, Leadership Consultant
"Bev is incredibly talented which is matched by her work ethic, I would highly recommend Bev for all your creative needs!"
Leesa Mason, Sr. Legal Specialist, Treasury & Corporate Transactions
"I worked directly with Bev at Protection One for almost ten years. She was an integral part and strong contributor of our communications and marketing team that was under me. Bev's creativity and immense talent was a key part of our success. I am happy to recommend Bev."
Richard Ginsburg, CEO
Central Security Group
"Bev is very organized and a delight to work with. She makes my job as a designer so much easier by her quick correspondence and efficiency with the project at hand."
Lance Gray, Partner/Designer/