About

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I design methods for producing original user experiences:

EXPERIENCE DESIGN STRATEGY
I develop design strategies to guide teams to holistic solutions by drawing on exceptionally broad knowledge of best practices from an array of design fields.

COMMUNICATION AND ANALYSIS
I produce insightful visual and written communication to illuminate complex challenges through meticulous and organized analysis of research data.

CRITICAL INQUIRY
I maneuver collaborations toward unconventional yet appropriate solutions by researching user expectations and evaluating team biases and preconceptions.

I have experience working in collaboration with a variety of design and art disciplines including: user experience design, environmental design, video game design, graphic design, product design, photography, music production, marketing, web design, communications design, etc.

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
EXHIBITIONS + PRESENTATIONS:
11/2013  -  ASLA Student Awards pecha kucha. Boston, MA.
05/2013  -  SCC/ASLA Honor and Merit Award presentation. Pomona, CA.
03/2013  -  design proposal presentation and jury review at Dodger Stadium Club. Los Angeles, CA.
02/2013  -  CPPENV pecha kucha. Pomona, CA.
01/2013  -  ‘Inquiries‘ – multi-installation exhibition. Pomona, CA.
12/2012  -  exhibition at Walt Disney Imagineering. Glendale, CA.
06/2012  -  exhibition and jury review at Neutra VDL II House. Los Angeles, CA.
03/2012  -  design proposal presentation for Homeboy Industries. Los Angeles, CA.
03/2011  -  design proposal presentation for Rose Hills Memorial Park. Whittier, CA.