Klineworks is the Graphic Design and Advertising business founded by Jesse Kline.

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Jesse Kline / Creative Director & Graphic Designer

Ever since someone showed him an x-acto knife, Jesse was hooked.

Jesse Kline brings more than 25 years of design experience in dynamic advertising centers including New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu. Jesse began his career working with leading lifestyle magazines and publications including Village Voice, GQ, Elle, and Us. In San Francisco he worked for the health care and high tech industries, and also re-branded and art directed 3 dot com startups there. In 2001 he relocated to Hawai’i, where he served as Art Director for the Waikiki Aquarium for 3 years. Recently, he worked at Honolulu’s largest advertising agencies: MVNP, and Laird Christianson Advertising. From 2010 to 2013 he was Creative Director at Hendrix Miyasaki Shin, one of Honolulu’s most respected & award-winning small ad shops.

His exposure over the years to a broad spectrum of products, industries and people, gives him a broad base of experience and design expertise. He has worked with a diverse set of clients and agencies including Elle Magazine, McCann, McDonald’s, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Ogilvy, Oracle, Pfizer, Revlon, Straub Hospital, Starbucks, Starwood Hotels, Visa, and others.

Jesse has taught typography and graphic design at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Kapi’olani Community College and California College of the Arts. He currently teaches at Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Yves Vibar-Kline / Graphic Designer and Jack of all Trades

Yves is good at everything, his teachers used to say. Well he’s a man now, and when he’s not off traveling the world, making electronic music or snowboarding in Colorado, he helps out his old dad. Amazingly talented with drawing, we use him for hand-drawn illustrations, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign.


James Kline / Graphic Designer, Photographer, WordPress developer

Photographer, graphic designer, model maker and design/build roles have filled James’ career in visual communication. Stepping gingerly back from a few decades of architectural and advertising photography he continues to pursue a lifelong interest in expressing his personal sense of awe of the beauty of nature. With camera he explores extracting and abstracting visual beauty in the form of works of art focusing on the meditative and contemplative, and often overlooked, inner world of experience.

Now, expert with translating thought into 2 and 3 dimensional creation, and vice versa, he brings his accumulation of experience to Klineworks in the form of WordPress development.