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brandon kennedy 2012 PO RTF O L I O


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52 West McMillan Street, CIncinnati, OH 45219 937.469.6770

education:

experience:

University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, OH

RuffaloCODY (UC Call Center): Cincinnati, OH

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Company hired by universities to raise funds.

Fall 2010 – Present

September 2011 – Present, Caller

Graphic Communication Design Major; Class of 2015

Call alumni of the University of Cincinnati in order to update and verify contact information and encourage alumni to get involved with the university through monetary donations. Entrusted with confidential information and responsible for fostering good feelings with alumni.

Current GPA: 3.53/4.0, Dean’s List 5/5 Quarters Participating in the Professional Practice Program, alternating quarters of classroom study with work in the field of graphic communication design. Wayne High School: Huber Heights, OH Top .08%, GPA: 3.95/4.0, Honors Diploma 2010

activities: Wayne High School: Varsity Choir, Choraliers (Chamber Choir), Varsity Band, Drama Club, International Thespian Society, Muse Machine (Theatre Company), Crime Watch (Anti-Drug, Alcohol, Violence Club), Peer Mediator (Faculty Selected).

skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft and Macintosh platforms, HTML, CSS.

Interbrand Design Forum: Dayton, OH The world’s foremost brand expert with more than 40 offices worldwide. Marries brand strategy with retail design in order to drastically improve many of the world’s top brands. July 2011 – September 2011, Graphic Design Intern Responsible for assisting the design department with various client-based projects, as well as completing design projects for the office. Worked with clients such as: Chain Store Age Magazine, Procter & Gamble, Oceana, FedEx, Mobil, Mazda, C-Spire, John Deere.

contact: 52 West McMillan Street,

937.469.6770

Cincinnati, OH 45219

brandonkennedydesign.com

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contents: Text Design Greek Alphabet Posters Jacques Derrida Posters

DRAWING Fine Arts Drawings Light Bulb Drawings

Digital Design DAAPWorks Poster Ecosystem Project

Color theory Leaf Collages

Web Design Disney Scene It? Game Rules

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text design: Greek Letter Posters

The 23rd letter of the alphabet, psi has many meanings. Most commonly, it is associated with the planet Neptune. In form, it looks very similar to the Greek god, Poseidon’s, trident, which he uses to rule the seas. That is where psi gets it’s association with water. Psi is also commonly associated with psychology. More specifically, it is linked with paranormal or supernatural psychology. It is a symbol of Extra Sensory Perception (ESP), and the soul. Psi also represents the psyche and the ego.

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Adobe Illustrator | Autumn 2011 Posters were created to be either symbol based (emphasize symbol) or text based (emphasize text). Compositions visually lead the audience through the composition from one element to another.

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text design:

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Jacques Derrida Posters

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S PACI NG Although the alphabet represents sound, it cannot function without silent marks and spaces. Typography manipulates the silent dimensions of the alphabet,…such as spacing and punctuation— that are seen but not heard. Jacques Derrida, French Philosopher

Jacques Derrida was a very well known twentieth-century French

JACQUES DE RRIDA

philosopher. During his 74 years on earth, he had a huge impact on humanities with over 40 published books, essays, and public speeches. Derrida was fascinated by the idea of contexts. He both spoke and wrote avidly about his theory of deconstruction—the idea of Although the alphabet represents sound, it nothing existing out of limitless contexts. Therefore, one may infinitely change the context of text, and it may be interpreted

cannot function without silent marks and and reinterprited in an infinite number of ways.

D E R R I DA O N S PACI N G

for. For example, if you were

“Although the alphabet represents sound, it cannot function

designing an interface for a can GPS device,

without silent marks and spaces. Typography manipulates the silent dimensions of the alphabet,…such as spacing and punctuation — that are seen but not heard.”

you would want to make the design clean, clear, and easy to interpret at first

deconstruction and the ideas of limitless contexts applies to many aspects of life, especially design. Context plays a huge role in design. As designers, it is extremely beneficial to understand the context in which we are designing for. For example, if you were designing an interface for a can GPS device, you wouldn’t want to

“Although the alphabet represents sound, it cannot function without silent marks and spaces. Typography

Although the alphabet represents sound, it

manipulates the silent dimensions of

cannot function without silent marks and

the alphabet,…such as spacing and

spaces. Typography manipulates the silent

punctuation — that are seen but not heard.”

clean, clear, and easy to interpret at first glance, so as to not distract those operating motor vehicles.

Jacques Derrida was a very well known twentieth-century French January 21–April 16, 2011, Jacques Derrida, Monday-Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, for more information call (513) 345-8400 or visit contemporaryartscenter.org, F R E E TO P U B LI C .

Derrida was fascinated by the idea of contexts. He both spoke and wrote avidly about his theory of deconstruction—the idea of nothing existing out of limitless contexts. Therefore, one may infinitely change the context of text, and it may be interpreted and reinterprited in an infinite number of ways.

Adobe Illustrator | Autumn 2011

Although Derrida was not a designer himself, his theory of

Posters deconstruction and the ideas of limitless contexts applieswere

designed to show careful attention to typesetting, yet to many aspects of life, especially design. Context plays read as aesthetically pleasing and innovative designs that were relevant a huge role in design. As designers, it is extremely to the subject (Jacques Derrida). Two posters were created using one D E R R I DA O N S PACI N G beneficial to understand the context in which we typeface, and one type size. The other two posters were created using are designing for. For example, if you were “Although the alphabet represents sound, it cannot function only one typeface. designing an interface for a can GPS device, without silent marks and spaces. Typography manipulates the silent

you wouldn’t want to design it with a fancy

Although Derrida was not a designer himself, his theory of

stimulating text; you would want to make the design

operating motor vehicles.

humanities with over 40 published books, essays, and public speeches.

S PACI N G

design it with a fancy composition usuing visually

glance, so as to not distract those

philosopher. During his 74 years on earth, he had a huge impact on

the idea of contexts. He both spoke and wrote avidly

interpreted and reinterprited in an infinite number of ways.

beneficial to understand the context in which we

composition usuing visually stimulating text;

essays, and public speeches. Derrida was fascinated by

infinitely change the context of text, and it may be

to many aspects of life, especially design. Context plays

but not heard.

huge impact on humanities with over 40 published books,

existing out of limitless contexts. Therefore, one may

dimensions of the alphabet,…such asa huge role in design. As designers, it is extremely

you wouldn’t want to design it with a fancy

French philosopher. During his 74 years on earth, he had a

about his theory of deconstruction—the idea of nothing

spaces. Typography manipulates theAlthough silentDerrida was not a designer himself, his theory of deconstruction and the ideas of limitless contexts applies designing spacing and punctuation — that are are seen

Jacques Derrida was a very well known twentieth-century

dimensions of the alphabet,…such as spacing and punctuation — that

January 21–April 16, 2011, Jacques Derrida, Monday-Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, for more information call (513) 345-8400 or visit contemporaryartscenter.org, F R E E TO P U B LI C .

dimensions of the alphabet,…such as spacing and punctuation — that are seen but not heard.


drawing: Fine Arts drawings

Norman Rockwell Mastercopy: Colored Pencil, Spring 2011 Draped Fabric: Black & White Colored Pencil, Winter 2010 Nail Clippers: Black & White Colored Pencil, Winter 2010

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drawing: light bulb drawings

Colored pencil & Adobe Illustrator | Autumn 2011 Exploration of the object lead to four drawings. The first is a layered line drawing done in colored pencil. The second is a line drawing done on Adobe Illustrator with only two line weights. The third is a full rendering done in grayscale colored pencil on gray paper. The fourth is a graphic representation of the lightbulb done in Adobe Illustrator.

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digital design:

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DAAPWorks poster

architecture, art his design, fine arts, gra tory, digital design, fashion interior design, urbphic design, industrial design, an planning, urban COLLEGE OF DES studies IGN AR CHITECTURE ART & PLANNING

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architecture, history, digital design design, fine artart , fashion graphic design, ind interior designs, ustrial design, , urban planni ng, urban studie COLLEGE OF DES s IGN ARC HITECTURE A RT & PLANN ING

exhibition public opening TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 5-11 PM

the 60th annual fashion show FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 8 PM

exhibition public opening TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 5-11 PM

the 60th annual fashion show

Adobe Illustrator | Winter 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 8 PM

Design of the poster was inspired by the architectural structure and design of the actual DAAP building.

JUNE 7-11 for more information visit www.daap.uc.edu or call 513-556-4933

2011


digital design: ecosystem project

Adobe Illustrator | Winter 2010 Group project to illustrate a diagram with different animals of the ecosystem. I illustrated a dragonfly and a manatee. Full project on next page.

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digital design: ecosystem project

The Everglades

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Gray Fox Urocyon ciner The gray fox i underground mainly eats sm fox will seek f fox that is abl

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Sea Turtle Chelonia myda The sea turtle lagoons, and tors to the sea

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Manatee Trichechus ma The Florida M manatee inha herbivores, an their biggest t

Striped Skunk Mephitis meph The striped sk grassy areas o berries and gr honeybee, as skunk is the g

Green Iguana Iguana iguana The common Everglades. T nant predator

Common Yell Geothlypis tric The common marshes of th

Tree Frog Agalychnis cal The red-eyed flies, crickets, owls, and sna

Coral Snake Micrurus fulviu The Eastern c areas of the E snakes. Coral

Key Deer Odocoileus vir The Key Deer habitat in the and berries. M

Marsh Rabbit Sylvilagus palu The marsh rab and feeds on owls and haw

Limpkin Aramus guara The Limpkin w Limpkin is an is commonly p

Sources http://www.nps.gov/ever/nature http://animals.nationalgeograph

Adobe Illustrator | Winter 2010 Application of the illustrations in the poster.


color theory: leaf collages

Leaves, Magazine Scraps & Glue | Autumn 2010 Collages were made to emphasize and bring out the various hues of the leaves by manipulating the colors around it with various papers and magazine scraps.

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web design: Disney Scene it? instructions

TextWrangler, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop | Autumn 2011 Website was created with HTML, CSS and images. Disney and Scene It? logos were recreated in Adobe Illustrator. Website can be visited at http://homepages.uc.edu/~kennedbm/project_a/a6/index.html.

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references

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Kelly Anderson

AMANDA KOHNEN

Program Center Manager RuffaloCODY (UC Call Center) University of Cincinnati

Senior Creative Director Interbrand Design Forum

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51 Goodman Drive, Suite 100 Cincinnati, OH 45219

7575 Paragon Road Dayton, Ohio 45459 United States

513.556.3763 - office 513.556.0901 - fax kelly.anderson@ruffalocody.com

937.312.8837 - office 937.439.4340 - fax amanda.kohnen@interbrand.com

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