1818 N Street NW, Suite 110
Washington, DC 20036
After the War (that would be “II”) on a hot, sticky July twilight in Columbia, S.C.
I Grew Up In
A brick house in Columbia, a tin-roofed cabin on Edisto Island, a suburban house in Birmingham, AL, a white-fenced house in Memphis.
Davidson College, B.A. 1969, University of Montpelier, French Poetry.
Child; Student; Eagle Scout; Sous Chef; Circulation Director; Avant Garde Magazine, NYC; business development, The Righteous Apple, design firm; Burkey Belser, Inc.; Greenfield/Belser Ltd.
When I'm Not Working, I Particularly Enjoy
Taiji (for 25 years), gardening, bonzai, reading, fixing things, straightening up my room.
P.S. from the Editor: Burkey and Donna's house was highlighted in the 2007 Spring Home and Design Issue of The Washington Post Magazine, as well as in the June 2011 Lifestyle Issue of The Washington Post Magazine.
Burkey Belser is the president and creative director of Greenfield/Belser, an interactive brand design agency focused on services marketing. He has won hundreds of awards in every major field of graphic design: identity, collateral, Web, periodicals—you name it. In 2007, Burkey was a judge for the Communication Arts Design Annual and more recently for the 2009 and 2010 WebAwards and the 2009 Creativity Awards. In 2005, he was awarded the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), and in 2008, he was inducted into LMA’s Hall of Fame and the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington's Hall of Fame.
In 1997, Burkey was awarded a Presidential Design Award by President Bill Clinton for his design of Nutrition Facts, the nation’s food labeling system, which the New York Times reported to be the most frequently published design of the 20th century (and now the 21st). He is featured in Who’s Really Who, Richard Saul Wurman’s compendium that includes “1,000 succinct bios of the most interesting and creative individuals living in the U.S.” He served for two years as the president of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington.
Greenfield/Belser’s work and studio has been featured in over a dozen books and many magazines. Burkey has been quoted on brand design topics by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and dozens of industry publications.
Burkey is highly rated as a speaker on topics from branding to information design before professional audiences nationwide. The American City Business Journals has twice sponsored nationwide tours with Burkey as the solo speaker on business-to-business marketing in as many as 18 cities. An accomplished writer, Burkey has written for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the American Lawyer and many industry magazines. Burkey has written chapters on branding and design for several books.