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

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Jesse Kline

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.

In San Francisco he worked in the dot com industries, and re-branded and art directed 3 dot com startups there. In 2001 he relocated to Hawaii, where he served as Graphics Program Coordinator 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 advertising agencies.

Today, Jesse workload is mostly to websites and digital, an environment Jesse has been enchanted by ever since his first website insternship in 1993.

Jesse has taught Adobe programs, typography, hand lettering, and graphic design at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Kapi’olani Community College, California College of Art, and Pacific New Media.