I am a builder at heart. I grew up in a garage, building motorcycles and cars from the frame up. For over a decade, I've have had the opportunity to help everyone from tiny startups to Fortune 50 companies, building products that are simple, beautiful, and easy to use. If you are curious about my complete career history, you can view all my experience here.
I am proud of my work experience and the individuals that I have had the opportunity to work alongside. Out of all the clients I have worked with, here are the ones that are most frequently requested.
I have spent about half my life working for myself in some capacity. Working on my own projects helps feed my curiosity while allowing me to learn new skills. I'm proud of all that I've founded, built, and launched. Thanks for all the love and support over the years.
I'm a multidisciplinary designer at the intersection of products and services, specializing in customer centricity. I enjoy being an individual contributor (IC), where I can lead by example. I am happiest when I build things that customers love with people that share a mission and purpose with.
I am actively looking to move back in house. I am generally size and stage agnostic. I want to work for a company that cares strongly about its brand and its customers.
Here is a quick list of what I am looking for, feel free to mix and match.
👴 Seniority Level
👨🎨 Job Functions
- UX Designer
- Mobile UI Designer
- Product Designer
- Service Designer
- Financial Services
- No Assholes
- Don't need health insurance
- To lead by example
If you know what the problem is and you need someone to help you work on the solution, I can provide professional usable design experiences at $150/hr.
If you don't know what the problem is or you need an outside perspective, I can help provide you guidance at $300/hr.
Service Design is the bird's eye view that is encompassing the entire ecosystem of design from when the customer first hears about the product, through them using it, to them loving it so much they refer their friends.
Services can consist of Personas Creation, Identifying Customer Phases, Identifying the Customer Journey, and Creation of Service Blueprints.
User Experience Design is how customers interact with the design. It's the strategy behind the design.
Services can consist of Lo-Fi design, rough sketches, whiteboarding, wireframes, user and job stories, and flows.
Product Design is the object that is being designed.
Services can consist of the actual design of the physical or digital object.
User Interface Design is the look and feel of an object; at this stage is where you start to introduce the brand into the design.
Services can consist of Hi-fi design with brand integration (colors, typography, images, illustrations, and copy).
Service Designer at WeWork
January 4th, 2017
Even as a team lead Kennedy takes responsibility for execution on everything from design work (two native iOS apps in the last year) to resolving operational issues (fixing wifi, troubleshooting remote video conferencing, signage, etc). He does not give a second thought to rolling up his sleeves and fixing something himself. This is a blessing and a curse, of course, because sometimes what needs to be done falls into the realm of responsibility of someone else, but his intentions are always good and if people give him a chance they realize he's an immense force for positive change.
CEO at Gargoyle Software
Febuary 23, 2015
Kennedy is quite possibly the hardest-working guy that I know. While I'm quite the "hare," he is the tortoise. But even that doesn't give him enough credit -- this man is absolutely relentless. Day-in and day-out, the bulk of his hours seem to go to work. Yet he never seems to burn out. There's nothing that gets between him and his work.
Since I met him in 2011, he's been continously building his portfolio and growing his following. He's one of the few designers I know that has fans come up to him and ask for photographs! Don't let his humility fool you ("I only make things look pretty!") -- Kennedy designs functional, usable apps with the best of them. To me, it's no wonder that his steady, consistent work has earned him both a studio of workers (Theron) the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious firms in the world (Google, et al.). Kennedy has moved quickly from a dead start to the pinnacle of his field and he's not showing any sign of slowing down. Keep your eyes on this one.
Director at Per Scholas
September 5th, 2014
Thanks again for speaking at graduation today. Your genuine advice was exactly what the students needed to hear. It was really great and I'm glad you stuck around afterward (hope this means you were having a good time! I know the grads appreciated the chance to talk with you).
Founder at Law Office of Steven Smedresman
August 13th, 2014
Without hesitation I can tell you that I was thoroughly and completely satisfied with your uber-professional work: you were creative, responsive and produced a great website for me. Going into the project I was hoping for something a bit less stuffy than the standard lawyer's website. You shot a bullseye. It was truly beyond my expectation, as it's both fresh and succinct. If you ever need a recommendation please call me and I'll be very happy to speak enthusiastically of your good work. Thanks again for everything.
Founder at Galore Media
August 2nd, 2013
Kennedy is amazing. He is very fast, and has great attention to detail. He takes as much pride in things that are invisible to the user, as he does with things that are visible to the user. He rebuilt our Galoremag.com site in about 3 weeks by himself, when a team of consultants were telling us it was a 6 month job.
Founder at Bokeh
April 29th, 2013
Kennedy is an amazing guy. He's the whole package: a great designer, a incredible developer, and an absolute pleasure to work with.