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About Brook Kennedy : Brook Kennedy is an award-winning Industrial Designer, researcher and educator. Originally from New York City and educated in California and Oregon Kennedy also holds 20+ US, Canadian and European patents. Kennedy currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where he is an independent designer and Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Virginia Tech. Kennedy’s current research focus lies in future sustainable opportunities for his profession at the intersection of Biology, Design and Engineering.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is about people not things, yet the things we design should make people happy.

ORGANIZATION:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

EDUCATION:
Stanford University, MFA 2002
Reed College, BA 1994

EXPERIENCE:
2012-2018, Associate Professor, Industrial Design, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg/USA
2012-2018, Executive Design Consultant, Blacksburg/USA
2005-2012, Associate Director, Industrial Design, Smart Design, New York/USA
2003-2005, Industrial Designer, MGDG, Princeton/USA
2001 UX Designer, Adobe Systems Inc., California/USA
2000 Industrial Designer, Parallel Development, New York/USA

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2011, "OXO Sprout High Chair", Red Dot Museum, Jonathan Cedar, Colin Kelly, ESSEN/ GERMANY.

AWARDS:
2005 Good Design, Chicago Athenaeum, CHICAGO/ USA.
2010 Innovation Award, JPMA, WASHINGTON/ USA.
2011 Best of the Best, Red Dot, ESSEN/GERMANY.
2011 Award, Red Dot, ESSEN/ GERMANY.
2011 Silver, IDEA, HERNDON/ USA.
2012 Gold, IDEA, HERNDON/ USA.
2012 Bronze, IDEA, HERNDON/ USA.
2012 Finalist, IDEA HERNDON/ USA.
2012 Silver, Spark! SANFRANCISCO/ USA.
2012 Good Design, Chicago Athenaeum, CHICAGO/ USA.
2012 Award, iF, HANOVER/ GERMANY.
2012 Award, iF HANOVER/ GERMANY.
2013 Best Pick, Consumer Reports, WASHINGTON/ USA.
2017 Silver, A' DESIGN, COMO/ ITALY.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2018, "Fog Harvesting with Harps," Applied Materials and Interfaces. USA

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English - Fluent
French - Working Knowledge
Swiss German - Introductory
German - Introductory

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Rhino, Expert
Keyshot, Expert
Adobe Suite, Expert

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2016, "Bio Collections Workshop," Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2017 American Physical Society Meeting, Denver Coloarado, USA
2017 "Start with Why," National Conference on the Beginning Design 33, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
2015 ISEC 2015," IEEE, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
2015 SXSW ECO, Biomimicry Track, Austin, TX, USA

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2017, IDSA, HERNDON/ USA.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2016, Stanford Center on Longevity, STANFORD/USA

HOBBIES:
Travel, food and photograpgy

CLIENTELE:
OXO, SC Johnson, Nokero, HP, Dansk, Target, Real Simple, Krypton Fabrics, Pepsico, P&G.

WEB SITE:
www.brookkennedy.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-04-05 15:08:41

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

Awards received by Brook Kennedy


Soli Solar Powered Light

A' Design Award Winner for Energy Products and Devices Design Category in 2017
Josh Tulkoff & Brook Kennedy for Nokero Usa Llc
MacRonaut Smartphone Lens

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category in 2016
Brook S. Kennedy for MacRonaut
Folium Water Repellant Bicycle Saddle

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Unexpected Design Category in 2017
Brook S. Kennedy for Brook Kennedy, Industrial Design

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