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KENJPENA

Hello! I'm Ken from Phoenix, Arizona.

Visual, Motion & Product Designer

BIO

My name is Kenneth Pena

Hobbyist musician, design activist and professional dog lover.

I’m a multi-disciplinary visual designer based in Arizona with a passion for Creative Direction, Motion Design and UI/UX.

Firmly believing in branding with purpose, I started my own e-commerce clothing company to raise funds for animals, crafted an app concept dedicated to saving lost animals, and co-founded a digital magazine to shine a light on local Asian-American Creatives in Arizona.

Currently: UI Design at adidas.

brands i've worked with

Clientele covering the full spectrum

Experience

adidas UI Designer

June 2021 - Present

Bringing designs to life with the most influential creators on the planet including Kanye West (YEEZY), Beyoncé (Ivy Park), Pharrell and more.

Quadmark Motion Designer

August 2019 - May 2021

During my time at Quadmark I have increased engagement and improved the user experience of learning enablement platforms for Google, Android, Samsung and Paypal by using 2D motion design to communicate complex ideas and concepts to new users.

StreamWork Product Designer

January 2020 — December 2020

StreamWork is an educational live-streaming network of students that allows them to tutor and learn from their classmates and friends. Responsible for crafting the visual brand identity as well as using competitive analysis and market research to create compelling product design.

Gooddogs.co Founder

Aug 2019 — February 2020

A solo passion project, creating an e-commerce clothing brand which donates proceeds to a local community animal rescue.

SCI Creations UI/UX Intern

January 2018 — December 2019

On top of gaining hands on experience in rapid prototyping, helped the UI/UX Team build effective landing pages to help several clients achieve an average conversion rate of 5.23%.

Education

B.S. Graphic Information Technology

Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering (Polytechnic)
January 2017 - 2020

Magna Cum Laude – Dean’s Honor List

COMMUNITY

AIGA Poly

Creative Director
August 2019

Briefly lead a branch of AIGA on the local campus, organizing events for incoming freshman.

TARO Magazine

Co-Founder
November 2020

TARO Mag is a publication dedicated to spotlight up-in-coming Asian American Creative Culture.