BRANDON KENNEDY

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LONG LIVE THE QUEENS - 00 / 06

LONG LIVE THE QUEENS

 

SENIOR THESIS 2015

 

Three drag queens (Marsha P. Johsnon, Sylvia Rivera, and Divine) were selected as the feature of an exhibit called “Long Live the Queens.” The main components of the exhibit are three brief videos that highlight the legacies of each of the queens. The videos are supported with wall graphics, imagery, and text that tell the stories of these legendary activists and performers.

This is a student project. I do not own the rights to any of the music, footage, or images used in the making of these videos.

LOGO ANIMATION - 01 / 06
STYLEFRAMES - 02 / 06
DIVINE - 03 / 06
MARSHA P. JOHNSON - 04 / 06
SYLVIA RIVERA - 05 / 06
LONG LIVE THE QUEENS EXHIBIT - 06 / 06
Centric Branding - 00 / 02

Centric Branding

 

Motion Design 2014

 

Created with the team at Gretel.

Centric was founded in 2009 as a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflected the lifestyle and sophistication of a multicultural adult viewer. While music will continue to be part of the Centric DNA, the evolution has now led them to become “The First Network Designed for Black Women” — a modern multi-platform lifestyle brand, boldly celebrating the multi-dimensional world of Black women. The goal from the start was to create a brand with modernity, style and attitude. Our solution was to create a densely layered brand. One that felt expressive, but thoroughly modern.

My role: Production Animation. See more at Gretel.

Styleframes - 01 / 02
CENTRIC BRANDING - 02 / 02
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
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
HOPSCOTCH - 00 / 04

HOPSCOTCH

 

Branding 2014

 

Hopscotch is a hypothetical brand and community driven organization committed to activating Downtown Cincinnati. The area is seemingly uninviting due to a lack of pedestrian traffic downtown. Hopscotch is a monthly event highlighting 3 landmarks with a central theme such as brunch, family, or sports. At each landmark a variety of food, entertainment, and vendors will create micro events. These events will encourage Cincinnatians to experience downtown in an immersive and authentic way.

Created as part of a team in a studio sponsored by The Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati. Fellow team members include Ayan Daniels, Cori Stuhlmiller, Megan Fakes, Ben Burns, Meghan Logue, Danielle Bradford, and Mike Simpson

LOGO ANIMATION - 01 / 04
GIVEAWAY POSTERS - 02 / 04
PROMOTIONAL POSTERS - 03 / 04
HOPSCOTCH WEBSITE - 04 / 04
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. The message speaks to Two Twelve as a world-class 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
POPULAIRE - 00 / 02

POPULAIRE

 

Title Sequence 2014

 

Populaire is a 2012 French romantic comedy-drama film directed by Régis Roinsard. The film's title is taken from the name of the typewriter (Japy Populaire) used in the film. Populaire tells the story of Rose Pamphyle (Déborah François), who is trained by Louis Échard (Romain Duris) to become the fastest typist in the world through winning the 1959 international speed typing contest in New York City.

STYLEFRAMES - 01 / 02
POPULAIRE TITLE SEQUENCE - 02 / 02

ABOUT ME

 

Brandon Kennedy GRAPHIC DESIGNER

 

I'm a recent graduate of the graphic communication design program at the University of Cincinnati. I like music, art, fashion, food, novelty socks, & drag queens (among other things).

I am currently seeking design/animation opportunities in NYC (freelance or full-time).

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