Member Profile: Richard Kushnier

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Richard Kushnier
Manager, Graphics Lab

Company Name: Becton Dickinsen

Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Rutgers University 4-year mentorship with designer-illustrator E. Stephen Perry Principal, a la carte graphics, supporting AT&T, Bell Laboratories, Cambrex Corporation, Chubb LifeAmerica, Hayden Publishing, Hoffmann La Roche, Jersey Central Power & Light, Perma of Paris, the Prudential Insurance Company, RediForm Office Products, Suburban Propane, others, for 20+ years. After seven years of vendor support, recruited by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) to build an in-house creative service to address commercial and corporate assignments; after ten years, the BD Graphics Lab has grown from a staff of three to 20 associates and contractors, supporting 35 business units, product platforms, and corporate initiatives, with an annual volume of 1,600 projects engaged Married to Yvonne for 32 years; their son, Alex, in his third year of Medical School

  1. What is the best thing about working in-house?

    Working for a progressive company and for leaders with an appreciation for creative thinking and recognition of the contributions made by the Graphics Lab.

  2. What types of projects does your department do?

    Print and electronic content supporting advertising, sales, education, events, training, and information; for internal, commercial, and corporate communication; spanning conference invitations to product campaigns.

  3. What keeps you motivated and inspired in your job?

    Being associated with some of the most gifted and talented people in the business.

  4. What do you consider the biggest success of your in-house career?

    Playing a part in cultivating the practices, tools, knowledge and, foremost, the people that have helped to make the Graphics Lab the success that it is.

  5. What are you currently reading, watching and listening to?

    Lean Thinking, by Womack and Jones; Re-watching the first season of Rome; Anything by Dianna Krall.

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