About

I am interested in design which encourages exploration, interaction, and offers new insights. A diverse background in several design fields has lead me to pursue sophisticated technological strategies and creative applications supported by a functional and analytical mindset. I seek to work alongside creative individuals of all kinds who share a common goal of unconventional and innovative solutions.



 

 

SOCIAL LINKS:

a blog of my inspirations:
miscbin.tumblr.com/

a comprehensive set of my best work:
behance.net/kennysperling

a sampling of the music I have written:
soundcloud.com/cnidarian

other links:
linkedin.com/in/kennysperling
land8.com/profile/KennySperling

 

EDUCATION:

2013 – Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture – California State Polytechnic University Pomona

 

SCHOLARSHIPS + AWARDS:

  • 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
    • Kenny 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

 

EXHIBITIONS + PRESENTATIONS:

  • 05/2013  -  SCC/ASLA Honor and Merit Award Presentation
  • 03/2013  -  Jury Critique and Review at the Dodger Stadium Club
  • 02/2013  -  CPPENV Pecha Kucha
  • 01/2013  -  Inquiries - Multi-Installation Show
  • 12/2012  -  Exhibition at Walt Disney Imagineering
  • 06/2012  -  Jury Critique and Review at Neutra VDL II House
  • 03/2012  -  Exhibition and Presentation at Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles
  • 03/2011  -  Presentation at Rose Hills Memorial Park

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

03/13 -
LandStudio360
Assistant Project Manager

02/12 – 06/12
Primate Design Studio
Junior Designer

06/11 – 02/12
Terry Design Inc.
Design Intern

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Proficient:
3ds MAX, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Lumion, Maya, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Reason, Rhino, Sketchup, Source SDK, WordPress, ZBrush.

Familiar:
After Effects, Cinema 4d, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, UDK, Unity.

I want to learn:
Grasshopper, Processing, Revit, VVVV