DK Holland is a strategist, writer, creative director who turned her attention to the effective branding of social and environmental causes after developing award-winning programs that included branding, licensing, promotion and product development for companies such as Mattel and Citigroup for over thirty years. She was, until 2001, a partner in The Pushpin Group, the internationally-acclaimed design and illustration firm.
Currently, DK is the principal of DK Holland LLC, a brand identity and communications consultancy in New York City. Her work (naming, messaging, identity development etc) focuses exclusively on the development of brands of non profits and related organizations. She wrote the book Branding for Nonprofits in 2005.
In addition, DK has written and/or produced over a dozen books on design. She has been the editor of Design Issues, the popular column in Communication Arts since 1990. She is a member of the AIGA.
In her private life, she is very engaged in her community, Fort Greene Brooklyn, helping to start a working food co-op and having published a free journal called The Hill for 25 years. DK is an active member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)