Hollis A. King
vice president and creative director
Verve Music Group
Hollis A. King is vice president and creative director at the Verve Music Group, the largest jazz record label in the world. He is responsible for art direction of all CD packaging, logos, advertising, point-of-purchase and signage. King moved from his native Trinidad and Tobago to New York where he studied advertising and design at New York City Community College. He later transferred to the School of Visual Arts where he studied with Milton Glaser, his greatest influence and inspiration. King worked at several design studios before entering the music industry in 1994 as a graphic designer at GRP records, becoming creative director in 1997. Two years later, he joined the Verve Music Group in the position he holds now. King has received numerous achievement awards and citations from Communication Arts, How, Print, AIGA and the Society of Illustrators, as well as Grammy nominations in 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2005.