Glenn Kramer

Glenn Kramer

I create smart, stylish, and engaging designs for online and print media, Creative Director for The Governance Institute

San Diego, California (Greater San Diego Area)

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Glenn Kramer's Overview

  • Creative Director at The Governance Institute
  • Founder, Chairman of the Board at AmateurPianists
  • Pianist at (Self-Employed)
  • Music Director at San Diego TheatreSports
  • Graphic Designer at San Diego Performing Arts League

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Glenn Kramer's Summary

My interest in learning leads me toward graphic design specialties in areas of healthcare, knowledge, education, and the performing arts. I am passionate about creating books (both printed and eBooks), brochures, white papers, invitations, and newsletters.

My goal for each project is to design with beauty, functionality, and clarity, while meeting each project's requirements.

I am a full-time graphic designer and a part-time professional pianist. I am founder and board chair of a non-profit organization which presents piano recitals, masterclasses, and lectures devoted to pianists of all skill levels and all walks of life.

Specialties: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, WordPress, piano recitals, piano performance, web design, print design, ePub layout, page layout, desktop publishing, proofreading, public speaking, graphic design, piano lessons, printer output, Apple products, Microsoft Powerpoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, eBooks, composing for piano, brochure design, newsletter design, designing DVD and CD artwork.

Glenn Kramer's Experience

Creative Director

The Governance Institute

Public Company; Hospital & Health Care industry

August 2004Present (10 years 2 months)

Mr. Kramer is the creative director for The Governance Institute, a leading national research firm recognized as the preeminent source for hospital and health system education and governance. Mr. Kramer is responsible for the design and layout, from concept to print, of the company’s research publications. Portfolio includes full-color brochures, white papers, newsletters, invitations, corporate identity pieces, posters, logos, catalogs, and many other types of products. He manages and oversees the work of two other designers at this company, making sure the highest level of design standards is achieved while meeting deadlines.

Founder, Chairman of the Board


Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Music industry

April 2011Present (3 years 6 months) San Diego

I founded AmateurPianists to give pianists and classical music enthusiasts in San Diego the opportunities of performance, masterclasses, and lectures. With over 440 members, a partnership with Mainly Mozart and a prospective amateur piano competition, AmateurPianists is continuing to grow and support our constituency. Visit and our meetup page,



1985Present (29 years) San Diego

Glenn Kramer has been entertaining audiences professionally since the age of fifteen. Glenn gets hired, usually 2–4 times per month, for business receptions, weddings, and other special events and celebrations. Visit to read over 25 Five-Star reviews and hear samples.

In 2002, Glenn entered the prestigious Paris International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs and was selected out of more than 100 pianists to open the finals at the Sorbonne Amphitheatre. Glenn's repertoire spans over 4,000 songs in many styles of music, such as jazz, contemporary, popular, showtunes, and musicals.

Listen to samples of his recordings on iTunes, or search for him on

Music Director

San Diego TheatreSports

February 2001May 2007 (6 years 4 months) San Diego

Glenn performed 6 seasons with San Diego's improvisation troupe "San Diego TheatreSports" as musician. He accompanied short theatre scenes and played music for comedy sketches, all improvised on the spot, similar to the hit TV show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Graphic Designer

San Diego Performing Arts League

January 2000May 2004 (4 years 5 months)

Mr. Kramer worked in the marketing department and his duties included overseeing the creative output and production of all marketing materials, from the company’s bi-monthly brochure on performing arts, to the design of quarterly newsletters and invitations for San Diego’s arts and culture.

Glenn Kramer's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Member

      Toastmasters International
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Human Rights

Glenn Kramer's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photoshop
  2. Illustrator
  3. Piano Performance
  4. Wordpress
  5. Web Design
  6. Outlook
  7. Word
  8. Excel
  9. PowerPoint
  10. iMovie
  11. Adobe Acrobat
  12. Adobe Creative Suite
  13. Ebooks
  14. Pianist
  15. Graphic Design
  16. Keynote
  17. Apple Software
  18. Newsletter Design
  19. Brochure Development
  20. Lecturing
  21. Teaching Skills
  22. Typography
  23. Event manager
  24. InDesign
  25. Brochures
  26. Corporate Identity
  27. Event Management
  28. Marketing
  29. Music
  30. Nonprofits
  31. Photography
  32. Piano
  33. Public Speaking
  34. Teaching
  35. Art
  36. WordPress
  37. Publications
  38. Social Media Marketing
  39. Newsletters
  40. Layout
  41. Books
  42. Graphics
  43. Catalogs
  44. Posters
  45. Art Direction
  46. Performing Arts
  47. Social Media
  48. Publishing
  49. Facebook
  50. Press Releases

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Glenn Kramer's Education

University of Arizona

BArch, Architecture, Piano Performance, French, Design


College of Architecture, B Arch.

Activities and Societies: Internship at Grubb & Ellis Real Estate Firm

Université Paris-Sorbonne

French Architecture and History


Glenn Kramer's Additional Information


Design, Travel, Reading & Learning, Museums, Architecture, French Language, Typography

Groups and Associations:

Member of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Honors and Awards:

Numerous graphic design projects have received laudatory recognition and praise, as well as recognition for piano entertainment. I have received 25 reviews (all perfect 5-star ratings) on Visit

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