Brandon Kennedy

 

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Inkling Videos - 00 / 04

Inkling Videos

 

Motion Design 2014

 

HARRISON'S PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE: Inkling is a cloud-based digital publishing company. They work with several publishers to create device-agnostic reading material, including thousands of textbooks. This video was created to promote the popular medical reference book, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.

ANDROID LAUNCH:This video was created as a promotional video when Inkling launched its Android app.

Created at Inkling.

Inkling: Harrison's Stills - 01 / 04
INKLING: HARRISON'S VIDEO - 02 / 04
Inkling: Android Launch Stills - 03 / 04
INKLING: ANDROID LAUNCH VIDEO - 04 / 04
PERSONAL IDENTITY - 00 / 05

PERSONAL IDENTITY

 

Brand Identity Design 2014

 

I developed a brand identity to represent myself as a designer. The identity is comprised of a logo, color scheme, and a set of patterns. The brand represents my personality and my aesthetic as a designer: bold, fun, precise, and colorful.

LOGO EXPLORATION - 01 / 05
COLOR SCHEME - 02 / 05
MODIFIED TYPE (GIF) - 03 / 05
FINAL LOGO - 04 / 05
PATTERNS - 05 / 06
ANIMATION - 06 / 06
JEFFREY DAHMER INFOGRAPHIC - 00 / 02

Dahmer Infographic

 

Motion Design 2013

 

This motion infographic is about Jeffrey Dahmer and the heinous crimes he committed. Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who preyed on exclusively men and boys from 1978 until he was arrested in 1991. Dahmer was charged with 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in prison.

Warning: The video contains graphic imagery of Dahmer's victims.

JEFFREY DAHMER INFOGRAPHIC STILLS - 01 / 02
JEFFREY DAHMER INFOGRAPHIC - 01 / 02
SAFARI FIELD GUIDE - 00 / 03

Safari Field Guide

 

Book Design 2014

 

This book was designed to serve as a field guide to an African Safari. The book is divided into four main sections: Introduction, Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles; and also includes an Index.

Aesthetically, the book was designed to feel adventurous, energetic, and authentic to Africa. For the book, I created three patterns based off of African tribal prints. The patterns serve as a wayfinding element (along with color) to guide the user through the different sections of the book.

Content was gathered from African Safari Journal & Field Guide by Mark W. Nolting and Duncan Buchart.

Book Cover - 01 / 03
Coptic Binding - 02 / 03
Book Interior - (GIF) 03 / 03
NYC BEACH WATER QUALITY SIGNS - 00 / 03

Water Quality Signs

 

Print Design 2013

 

Commissioned by the NYC Department of Health, three 8.5" x 11" signs were created to be displayed at all New York City public beaches to inform beach goers about the status of the water quality.

Created at Two Twelve.

NYC BEACH WATER QUALITY SIGNS - 01 / 03
NYC BEACH WATER QUALITY SIGNS - 02 / 03
NYC BEACH WATER QUALITY SIGNS - 03 / 03
Image of the Studio - 00 / 03

IMAGE OF THE STUDIO

 

Three Dimensional Design 2013

 

A three-dimensional 30" x 30" piece was designed using 14,400 painted screws, out of which the message "YOU ARE HERE" is spelled. Written on the individual screw heads are the questions "Where Am I," "What Can I Do Here," "Where Can I Go From Here," and "How Do I Get Out Of Here." The messages speak to Two Twelve as a wayfinding and environmental graphic design firm. I assisted with concepting, and later worked as one of two lead designers until fabrication.

Created at Two Twelve, for the Image of the Studio Exhibit at the Cooper Union in NYC.

IMAGE OF THE STUDIO FLAT - 01 / 03
IMAGE OF THE STUDIO EXHIBIT - 02 / 03
IMAGE OF THE STUDIO CLOSE-UP - 03 / 03
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - 00 / 02

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

 

Motion Design 2013

 

As a personal project, I chose to design a title sequence to the movie Little Miss Sunshine. The movie is driven by the theme of a dysfunctional family pulling together despite their differences.

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE STILLS - 01 / 02
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE TITLE SEQUENCE - 02 / 02
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund - 00 / 08

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund

 

Brand Identity Design 2013

 

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund is a non-profit organization focusing on the preservation of local wildlife in Hawai‘i, and educating the public about how they can join their efforts.

After researching the organization and interviewing members, HWF was rebranded. An eight piece turtle was drawn using only circular curves as the structure. The eight pieces forming the turtle represent the eight islands of Hawai‘i and how HWF has volunteers on every island working toward the same causes. The circular curves create motion, fluidity and harmony throughout the mark to give an aquatic, lively and energetic personality.

In addition to an identity, stationery, applications and a brand guidelines publication were created.

Logomark Structure - 01 / 08
Stationery System - 02 / 08
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Shirts - 03 / 08
Front Cover of Brand Guidelines - 04 / 08
Back Cover of Brand Guidelines - 05 / 08
Color & Typography Spread - 06 / 08
Logo Usage Spread - 07 / 08
"About the Bubbles" Spread - 08 / 08
Queen of Clifton - 00 / 02

QUEEN OF CLIFTON

 

Motion Design 2013

 

A title sequence was developed for a fictional reality show called "Queen of Clifton." The show would fall into the same category of television as The Real Housewives franchise, or Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but would take place in the Clifton, the most ratchet neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. It features three of Clifton's finest socialites: Scion Swaniels (The Queen of Clifton), Hungry Hannah, and Sassy Sarah.

QUEEN OF CLIFTON STILLS - 01 / 02
QUEEN OF CLIFTON VIDEO - 02 / 02

ABOUT ME

 

Brandon Kennedy GRAPHIC DESIGNER

 

I'm a fourth year graphic communication design student at the University of Cincinnati with a focus in print and motion design. I like design, food, novelty socks, and Beyoncé (among other things).

I am currently seeking a co-op/internship for August – December of 2014.

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