ripe to pick

Another bumper crop year

And brand new fields to hoe with Finn Partners.
Our focus on creating and marketing fresh brands with clients remains at the core of what Greenfield Belser does. Inside this year’s annual review, you’ll find our picks for brand makeovers, extensions and campaigns that drive growth.

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Burkey Belser

President & Creative Director

1818 N Street NW, Suite 110
Washington, DC 20036
P 202 420 7540
1818 N Street NW, Suite 110
Washington, DC 20036
P 202 420 7540
ground breaking leadership

Burkey Belser is the president and creative director of Greenfield/Belser. Over the past 40 years, he has led teams that have won hundreds of awards in every major field of graphic design: identity, collateral, web, periodicals. Burkey has been quoted on brand design topics by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and dozens of industry publications.

Burkey was one of nine judges for the Communication Arts Design Annual, the oldest and most prestigious design competition in America. Burkey has been inducted into the Washington Art Directors Club Hall of Fame and is a Hall of Fame member of the Legal Marketing Association. He is LMA’s only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 1997, Burkey was awarded a Presidential Design Award by President Bill Clinton for his design of Nutrition Facts, the nation’s food labeling system, which the New York Times reported to be the most frequently published design of the 20th century (and now the 21st).

recent engagements

Recent client engagements includes work for LBMC, Proskauer, Polsinelli, SHRM, Avenue4, Clifford Chance, Ice Miller and the American Beverage Association.


After the War (that would be “II”) on a hot, sticky July twilight in Columbia, SC.

I grew up in

A brick house in Columbia, a tin-roofed cabin on Edisto Island, a suburban house in Birmingham, AL, a white-fenced house in Memphis. I now live in Bethesda, MD with my wife, Donna Greenfield, and business partner for 36 years.

When not working, I particularly enjoy

Taiji (for 25 years), gardening, bonzai, reading, fixing things, straightening up my room.

P.S. from the Editor

Burkey and Donna's house was highlighted in the 2007 Spring Home and Design Issue of The Washington Post Magazine, as well as in the June 2011 Lifestyle Issue of The Washington Post Magazine.