Armed with a new arsenal of skills and keen to return to the USA, he returned to Seattle, WA and joined American Production Services as Senior Designer. Working at the forefront of new digital technology in the field of High Definition Production, Kelvin entered the arena of high-end broadcast production where his client list included PBS, the Discovery Channel and a long list of corporate clients including Boeing, Microsoft, Dolby, ATL, Nintendo, Sound Transit and the Seattle Seahawks, to name but a few.
In 2001 Kelvin joined Lindblad Expeditions as the manager of the Video Production department after successfully pitching the company for an onboard video program. Starting with just one ship Kelvin developed the Video Chronicle concept and took the program fleet wide to all six of Lindblad`s ships. Over the space of a 5 year period Kelvin built the production arm of the company that culminated in a 14 strong department of Videographers producing over 250 unique productions a year and selling stock footage to Worldwide Television companies including the BBC and the National Geographic channel.
Whilst at Lindblad Kelvin produced countless travel documentary films for the company as well as for Bushtracks, a specialized air safari outfit operating in Africa and India. Kelvin has produced programs around the world from the High Arctic to Antarctica as well as the Galapagos Islands, South and Central America, Baja, Alaska, Europe, Africa, India and many other destinations.
In 2006 Kelvin accompanied the acclaimed World Music group “The Prem Joshua Band” whilst on tour in Rajasthan, northern India to produce a High Definition Music Video in support of the Bands most recent release “Ahir” which can currently be seen across India and SE Asia.
Currently Kelvin owns and operates Kelvin Hughes Productions based in Poulsbo, WA, specializing in creating media content for the Travel, Small Business, Corporate and Real Estate markets.