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Kerry S. Jenkins

Artist's Statement

"My design philosophy runs parallel with my teaching philosophy. As it may simply be stated, 'I practice what I preach.' Just as I expect clear, appropriate solutions from my students, I try to create the same in my own work. I try to be considerate of the audience's time and as knowledgeable of their habits and education as possible. I try to reach them quickly through design that is focused just for them. At the same time, I create unique solutions so that my design isn't just another amongst their daily barrage. It's not so much that I want my design to be memorable. Rather, I want the audience to remember or react to the intended message of the design."

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Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Magna Cum Laude
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Associate of Applied Science, Commercial Graphics, Honors Graduate
McDowell Technical Community College, Marion, NC

Professional Awards
American Graphic Design Awards Certificate of Excellence, from GD USA magazine for:

Exhibitor: Reunion: Exhibition of 100 Art Alumni, East Tennessee State University's 100th anniversary invitational exhibition

2007 judged international entries for Logo Lounge Volume 4, published by Rockport Publishers. One of Jenkins' marks was chosen by design leaders including Christopher Campbell (San Francisco), Haley Johnson (Minneapolis), Jeff Knowles (London), and Jerry Kuyper (Westport, CT)

1995 - 2006
2 print media Best of Show awards, 2 Judges' Choice awards, 68 ADDY® awards collectively across twelve annual Tri-City Metro Advertising Federation American Advertising Awards®

2005 judged international entries for Logo Lounge Volume II, published by Rockport Publishers. Two marks were chosen by design leaders including Joe Duffy (Minneapolis), Tom Nynas (Dallas), Tony Spaeth (NYC), and Rüdiger Goetz (Germany)

Blue Ridge Parkway – America's Favorite Journey, hard-cover book designed for photographer J. Scott Graham, awarded 2004 Grand Award from APEX® awards for publication excellence

7th District AAF Silver ADDY® award for Phil Bachman Toyota
"Collectibles" ad

Premier issue of East Tennessee Marquee awarded 2000 Award of Excellence from APEX® awards for publication excellence

Rocky Mount Museum brochure chosen as 1st place Regional Winner and 5th place internationally by Association of Professional Brochure Distributors from a possible field of 7500 brochures representing the collective client base of the association's membership

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