KENEDIK (pronounced like “kinetic”)
is a one-man design studio founded by artist, designer, art director, and camera lover Jeremy Kennedy. He works with clients world-wide providing art direction, graphics and illustrations for use in print, apparel, editorial, product, and environmental projects.
His clientele ranges from established action sports companies,
to interesting start-up businesses and non-profits he believes in.
More about Jeremy//
Jeremy grew up on the Florida coast with a desire to be an astronaut or artist. Creating art was where his passion really lied and he graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design (2003) with a degree in Graphic & Interactive Communication with a minor in Photography. He has been featured in the Graphis New Talent Design Annual and the book Custom Kicks (2008). His work has also been featured on the sites Adobe Partners by Design, CSSRemix, Design:Related, Design You Trust, NotCot and many more. In 2007, KENEDIK was featured as one of the Top 33 artistic sites on Webdesignerwall.com and his work as Senior Art Director for RELEVANT magazine was profiled in the HOW magazine article “Putting a Fresh Face on Faith”. In 2010, Jeremy was commissioned by Vans Shoes to create 10 unique one-of-a-kind custom-painted shoes for display throughout the world in their new flagship stores in places like San Francisco’s Union Square and Beijing as part of their Custom Culture campaign.
In January 2009, Jeremy was one of four speakers at AIGA Orlando’s Re:Solutions Conference with headliner Debbie Millman. Jeremy has also spoke on all-things-design at number of colleges over the years including Flagler College, Full Sail University, University of Central Florida and Rollin’s College.
Jeremy lives in sunny Orlando, FL his wife, Jen and 2 sons, Kingston (2.5yrs) & Ezekiel (3m). When they’re not busily running the studio, they can be found on family trips all around Central Florida from the beaches to the zoos taking a ridiculous amount of pictures. Jeremy hopes to get the boys surfing, skateboarding or wakeboarding as soon as they are interested.
You can follow Jeremy on twitter at @kenedik for updates on current work, design inspiration and the happenings around the KENEDIK office.
Recent Updates from KENEDIK//
CameraLuv began as side project for Jeremy to showcase his camera-infused art, but it’s become much more than that as a blog offering daily photography-related inspiration and resources to thousands of photographers and camera lovers worldwide. Some of the most popular sections on CameraLuv are Photographers We Luv and Jeremy’s ever-growing wish list of fun and interesting Must-Have Cameras he want’s to get his hands on.
Where the Luv Began//
In his teens, Jeremy’s love for photography grew by documenting friends skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, snowboarding and riding motorcycles. It led him to develop his own photos, make posters, film movies and eventually minor in photography in college.
During a break from college, his vintage collection started in a flash with the discovery of his dad’s childhood camera, a greenish Sabre 620 (1)(circa 1959) in the basement of his grandmother’s house. Later that day he found his uncle’s old Imperial Mark XII (2) (1961-65) in the basement closet, and in an upstairs drawer, the 1948 Kodak 35 (3). Already owning a few Nikons, he was hooked on these interesting vintage cameras, realizing they not only exist as a beautifully designed objects, they serve to capture the memories we make. By the end of the visit, he had gathered eight cameras including the Sabre,
Imperial, Kodak 35, a Brownie Hawkeye (4), three Kodak Instamatics (5,6,7) and his great grandmother’s Wirgin (8) camera from around 1920. The modest starter collection of eight has since grown into hundreds of both still and motion cameras and has become a full-blown obsession of all things camera.
Follow @cameraluv on twitter for updates and inspirations on all-things-camera and photography. Here’s a sampling of the latest.