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Hi, I’m Ken Sperling

As an information and communications designer I make sense of complex information through insightful design and strategy. I analyze, simplify, and derive actionable meaning from data and have the visual and spatial design experience to create visually attractive documents, publications, installations, and media that promote usability and understanding.

In all my works I strive to be:

+ Intelligent, Honest, and Generous:
          perceptive understanding to consistently surpass expectations.

+ Plainly Useful:
          serving user goals simply and efficiently.

+ Thoughtfully Unexpected:
          seeing the greater potential and pursuing imaginative solutions.

I’ve had the pleasure of working in collaboration with a variety of design and art disciplines that have helped to shape my holistic perspectives of design including: landscape architecture, video game design, graphic design, product design, photography, exhibition design, music production, marketing, web design, and editorial design.

 

AWARDS + HONORS:

11/2013 – ASLA Student Awards General Design Category Honor Award For the project “Concrete Habitat Units” in coordination with Kevin Finch, Natasha Harkison, George Kutnar, Evan Lee, Joshua Leyva, and Nabyl Macias. Faculty advisor – Andy Wilcox.

06/2013  –  Dean’s Award – Outstanding Landscape Architecture  Student –  College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona Ken is a student who is strongly respected by both his classmates and the faculty for his sophisticated conceptual design ideas, meticulous execution, and strong graphic communication skills. He inspires his classmates to excel and push themselves beyond their comfort levels, as well as providing an example of how design and its exploratory processes can provide solutions that integrate human experience with the social and natural context of Los Angeles.

06/2013  –  Summa Cum Laude  –  Cal Poly Pomona Honors with a GPA of 3.8 or higher

03/2013  –  ASLA Student Honor and Merit Award Nominee  –  SCC/ASLA Nominated to present body of work before a jury of professional landscape architects

12/2012  –  Best Cooperative Process and Conceptualization  –  Andy Wilcox (faculty @ CPP) Awarded at the conclusion of the Bobby Brooks Memorial Interdisciplinary Design Studio

12/2012  –  Best “Big Idea”  –  James Becerra (faculty @ CPP) Awarded at the conclusion of the Bobby Brooks Memorial Interdisciplinary Design Studio

05/2012  –  Lifescapes International Scholarship  –  Department Scholarship Committee Scholarship provided by Lifescapes International

05/2012  –  Howard O. Boltz Memorial Scholarship  –  Department Scholarship Committee Landscape architecture student with an expressed and undeniable interest in expanding a personal vision

06/2007 – James Watson Memorial Scholarship Award

 

EXHIBITIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

11/2013  –  ‘Concrete Habitat Units’ – ASLA Student Awards pecha kucha. Boston, MA.

05/2013  –  ‘Potential’ – SCC/ASLA Honor and Merit Award presentation. Pomona, CA.

03/2013  –  ‘City on a Hill’ – design proposal presentation and jury review at Dodger Stadium Club. Los Angeles, CA.

02/2013  –  ‘In the Process of Becoming’ – CPPENV pecha kucha. Pomona, CA.

01/2013  –  ‘Inquiries‘ – multi-installation exhibition. Pomona, CA.

12/2012  –  ‘Epistephrenia’ – exhibition at Walt Disney Imagineering. Glendale, CA.

06/2012  –  ‘Human Ambiguity and the Architecture of Existence’ – exhibition and jury review at Neutra VDL II House. Los Angeles, CA.

03/2012  –  ‘ReIdentification’ – design proposal presentation for Homeboy Industries. Los Angeles, CA.

03/2011  –  ‘Rise’ – design proposal presentation for Rose Hills Memorial Park. Whittier, CA.


CONTACT:

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