About Me

Hello my name is Kevin Kernen I am a Art Director from Detroit. I Love Art. I have always been creative. It started at a young age. With drawing, painting and photography. I attended The Center For Creative Studies and have gained extensive experience around Computers and other design applications. While working as a Freelance/Full time Designer. I have over ten years of professional practical creative experience. I Love to weld and blow glass in my spare time. I also love to work with talented people. I think of myself as a valuable asset. My varied experience has provided me with a good understanding of how to make an effective contribution in a team oriented environment.

Contact Details

Kevin Kernen
1167 East Lake Drive Novi MI, US
(248) 866-1022
kevink@kevinkernen.com

Education

The Center for Creative Studies

Bachelors in Art Direction April 1995 3.1 GPA

While attending The Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mi for Art Direction I futhered my studies in Illustration, photography and computer science.

National Education Centers

Associates in Advertising Design April 1991 3.1 GPA

While attending National Education Centers I Learned about camera ready art, Illustration, type setting, photography computer science Mac Computers, Photoshop, Quarkxpress, Macromedia products.

Experience


Google

Art Director and Photographer 2014 - Present

Work as a Contract Art Director, Photographer, and Multimedia Developer for Google Street view. • Design, develop, produce advertising and Animated marketing materials for interactive use.

The Penthouse Club


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Urban Bean Co.


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CAYA Grill


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Detroit Dogs


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Latcha + Associates

UX Designer 2010 - 2011

Worked as a in house Freelance as Flash Animator, Illustrator, and Flash Developer. • Design, Develop and produce FWA Award Winning Animated Site for the James Bond Movie Car.
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Jackson Dawson

UX Designer 2000-2002

Worked in house as a Freelance Art Director, Photo Retoucher, Web Developer, Flash Animator, Flash Developer. Worked for various car company’s: General Motors, Ford Motor Company. And More • Design, develop and produce animated training materials for strategic marketing plans and presentations

Compuware

Art Director, Illustrator, and Mutimedia Developer 1998 - Present

Worked as a Freelance Art Director, Illustrator, and Mutimedia Developer for various Fortune 500 companies. • Design, develop and Animations and Motiion Graphics for training and advertising marketing materials.

Skills



SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

| FULL Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Director, Final Cut Pro, MAYA, CAD, Microsoft Office, ,VR, QuarkXpress, Indesign, HTML, CSS, PHP, iPhone, Droid Java Frameworking, Mobile experience, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, iWebkit, ect. learning more applications currently.

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

| Print design, Web design, Responsive Development, W3C standard, SEO, UGC, Object-oriented programing, story boarding, animated story boards, Motion Graphics, 2D and 3D Animations, Multimedia, Sound Effects, scoring, Traditional and Digital Photography, Flash action scripting, html, CSS, java, xml, php, and learning more native mobile application development.

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Client Testimonials

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

  • Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. Deepak Chopra

Get In Touch.

I'm always interested in talking about new projects and opportunities. Feel free to reach out if you've got something in the works and want to join forces. I can be reached by email, phone, smoke signals, messenger pigeons, and sky-writing. Although, I prefer the first method.

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