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  1. 1. stephen kennedy A sampling of work. Industrial Designer, Social Explorer
  2. 2. Photography by Michael Gluzman, Art Directed by Stephen Kennedy chairbetjänt A project about Reappropriating a found Each individual completes the personal contribution. piece of furniture: a valet composition of the chair by Appropriating old function stand. The chair provides adding their personal effects. & new intention. the opportunity for clothes to be tossed onto it. Ingvar Kamprad Design Centrum Fall 2007 Lund University, Sweden Solidworks, woodworking, sewing
  3. 3. please confine your life to this space. packyou A project in wearable design. The goal was not to redesign PackYou becomes a means of Exploring the relationship luggage, but to get people to foregrounding the personality between people & their stuff. think about the things that of the user as the objects they travel with. within become the texture of the garment. Ingvar Kamprad Design Centrum Fall 2007 Lund University, Sweden prototyping, pattern-making, sewing
  4. 4. Paper model (above right) by Stephen Kennedy Cart, storage modules, sink, trash can, & canopy modeled in Solidworks by Stephen Kennedy Rendered in Maya by Michael Gluzman Logo by Travis Ekmark pblovesj A group project PBlovesJ was designed with The way you interact with in workspace design. the shared experience of a the cart informs a means A street food cart, community in mind, through of interacting with others. a communal table. the act of making peanut Whether that interaction butter & jelly sandwiches. is through conversation or simply observation, users College of Architecture Spring 2008 become part one another’s Georgia Tech, Atlanta Solidworks, paperboard mock-up experiences.
  5. 5. made in school Photography courtesy of Josh Tuminella A practice in exhibit design. The designed content of the Chalk & stencils were Showcasing the work of exhibit included everything employed as a medium to Georgia Tech & SCAD from informational plaques to tie back to the educational Industrial Design. the overall theme: unpacking content of this portion of the young design minds. exhibition. Part of “MADE in GA” Exhibit Summer 2008 Museum of Design Atlanta art direction, curation, graphics, stenciling, plotting, plaque mock-up, space planning
  6. 6. Informa Distribu common ground A group project in I designed a map illustrating The data arose from the community connection. the disconnect of information ethnographic study of Mapping the opportunities about events between local informational postcards of Red Hook, Brooklyn, a businesses & community prevalent throughout community in transition. centers in Red Hook. the neighborhood. Integrated Design Curriculum Summer 2008 Parsons New School for Design, NYC Illustrator, 24 x 36”
  7. 7. common ground Logo & art direction by Stephen Kennedy, layout by Liliane Vanbalberghe A group project in By observing community Using existing methodologies community connection efforts on a larger scale, of information distribution, between locals & those we were able to link several a recipe card was designed becoming locals. different organizations as the physical link over the through a recipe swap. common ground of food. Integrated Design Curriculum Summer 2008 Parsons New School for Design, NYC Illustrator, Photoshop, 4x6”
  8. 8. an airpot A project in simple By combining container & A butterfly valve operates a mechanism redesign mechanism into one element, flow-controlling disc. All that for a coffee carafe. all the effort can be input is required to get your coffee when the spring mechanism out is a simple squeeze of the is initially cocked. nozzle. College of Architecture Fall 2008 Georgia Tech, Atlanta Solidworks, Alias ImageStudio; Illustrator
  9. 9. M T W R F Sa Su M T W R F Sa Su M 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.2 Class, polishing: selecting Class, included Content: content deadline for securing critic, graphic design review, deter- mining nature of intro and Filming: interview films personal intros Filming: core interviews Editing: begin hardcore processing of footage Photograph courtesy of Stefan Kjartansson R F Sa Su M T W R F Sa Su M T W R F Sa Su M T W R F Sa Su M T W R F Sa Su M T W R 10.30 10.31 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 Class, Class, polishing: Framwork: selecting Class, included IA, wireframes, Content: confirm critics, content deadline for clarify goals of securing critic, Kick-off: experience, graphic design Brainstorm coordinate review, deter- execution intro filming, Begin mining nature Begin Class: detials, finalize Name- select team graphic design of intro and Filming: debugging flipping the roles storming paths & GUI interview films personal intros process switch! Filming: core interviews Establish Begin content rituals holders: vimeo, flickr, tumblr Editing: begin hardcore processing of footage project timeline A practice in project Structured as a consultancy, As project manager, I created management. we created an experimental, an illustrated schedule to use Guiding a team through collaborative portfolio that as a guide for project paths, visual structuring. focused on showcasing the with specific checkpoints personalities of the group. along the way. Experimental Media Fall 2008 Armchair Media, Atlanta Illustrator
  10. 10. soundskins A project in musical objects. A stretched membrane is By creating passages of Navigating the collaborative a reading of silence, and membranes, people can effect of people & their breaking the surface of that interact on a public level as environment. membrane would be a means their physical interjections of breaking that silence. are translated into music. Music Technology Department Fall 2008 Georgia Tech, Atlanta basswood & fabric mock-up; Solidworks, Illustrator, Photoshop
  11. 11. alight, again Photography courtesy of Ieva Mikolaviciute A project in response. A 24-hour installation over The tubes were rescued Exploring the relationship one week at an abandoned from among the wreckage of between a designer warehouse, responding vandalism and released from & his environment. to what I found there: the building via a skylight. fluorescent tubes. Christopher Moulder Lighting Studio January 2009 Georgia Tech, Atlanta mind, heart, and rubber bands
  12. 12. bag production An exercise in In Malcolm’s upcoming line The key is relaying the right production preparation. of urban adventure bags, I amount of detail to ensure Learning effective helped create useful drawings quality and consistency in communication with for aid in manufacturing. production. manufacturers. Malcolm Fontier Product Design Spring 2009 Press8 Collective, Atlanta sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop
  13. 13. artifice lamp A project in limited resources. A cast concrete lamp shade is When you yank on the pull, All materials had to come suspended from the ceiling. the tube breaks visually from Home Depot and cost A fluorescent tube pierces and the light contained is under $100. through, containing light. released from below. Christopher Moulder Lighting Studio Spring 2009 Atlanta, Georgia cast concrete, electrical wiring, plasma-cutting, fluorescent tube hacking & detox
  14. 14. Business card design by Stephen Kennedy, logo by Travis Ekmark Still of animation by Michael Gluzman, maps designed by Stephen Kennedy roji A group project in Aided in branding materials Measure of success: raised optimistic self-reliance. for fundraising and project over $10,000 in three weeks Documenting the global support to attend the design for the project! state of design at Salone week in Milan. Internazionale del Mobile. Christopher Moulder Lighting Studio April 2009 www.rojigroup.com Atlanta, Georgia InDesign; Illustrator
  15. 15. roji: documentary Above: production still of Front, courtesy of Sidarth Kantamneni Below: photograph of Tom Dixon, courtesy of Michael Gluzman Creating a bank of knowledge As one of the key Intent listening & responsive and experience through interviewers, I had the inquiry were key towards interviews with designers on opportunity to speak with discussing reflections on a global stage. designers, both established the state of design. and on their way to making it. Christopher Moulder Lighting Studio Spring-Summer 2009 www.rojigroup.com Milan, Italy
  16. 16. Kick-off promotional t-shirt Illustrator, screenprinting idsa An effort of the student body We learn through listening As part of the executive to grow as pre-professional to the professionals around board, we collectively made designers. us and acting to increase our efforts to reinvigorate a momentum into an energetic fading organization into a & creative field. vibrant community of over 140 students. Georgia Tech Chapter 2007-2009 Atlanta, Georgia
  17. 17. screenprint design poster, 11x17” Illustrator, Photoshop Illustrator, InDesign viva studio A student-founded, We drink coffee, tour studios The goal is to translate a student-led initiative to of all disciplines, throw passion for learning design promote studio culture house parties, screen print into a passion for living outside of the academic everything, design posters, design. environment. & form relationships. Atlanta, Georgia 2007-2009
  18. 18. FREE-STANDING ROLL-TOP This model incorporates both a folded and rolled top to ensure security of contents during transportation. FREE-STANDING ROLL-TOP This model incorporates both a folded and rolled top to ensure security of contents during transportation. Recycling bin, quick study models vellum, balsa, foam This model tests the concept of creating a recycling system. It combines the benefits of a more permanantly standing and reinforcing box with a bag that utilizes a top This model tests the cuff to create a fit over the bin. concept of creating a CUFFED FIT IN BIN recycling system. It combines the benefits of a more permanantly standing and reinforcing box with a bag that utilizes a top cuff to create a fit over the bin. CUFFED FIT IN BIN Concrete lamp This version of our MatchBox test the abilities of a forms, quick study free-standing, semi-permanent skin to hold recyclables. The idea is that the Punch card mock-ups models; signfoam, more the product is used (the more recyclables placed This version of our in the bag), the more rigid the form becomes. The MatchBox test the abilities of a Illustrator, Photoshop, die-cut acrylic, wire use then defines the form. free-standing, semi-permanent skin to FREE-STANDING CYLINDER BAG hold recyclables. The idea is that the more the product is used (the more recyclables placed in the bag), the more rigid the form becomes. The use then defines the form. FREE-STANDING CYLINDER BAG STUDY MODELS raja schaar studio | spring 2007 | s.k@gatech.edu | travisekmark@gmail.com sk + te STUDY MODELS raja schaar studio | spring 2007 | s.k@gatech.edu | travisekmark@gmail.com sk + te models for ants ...and other mock-ups, vignettes, & jigs. Fighting the constant urge to make tiny mock-ups for projects. I call them “models for ants.” doll-house vignette to showcase the coexistence of unrelated furniture
  19. 19. thanks, stephen james kennedy stephenjameskennedy@gmail.com

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