Me, myself, and I
The many faces of Ken
About me, as a person
Husband, son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, type 1 diabetic, INTJ, porcupine, among other things.
All my family comes from Cincinnati.
I was born in the suburbs of New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in Northern Virginia, just outside the Capital Beltway.
Now I live in Seattle with my wife, Sarah, and our dog, Olive.
My name is Ken.
About this site
This is my personal website, a quiet little corner of the internet where I collect my thoughts and share ideas. Recurring themes include design and creativity, urbanism and transportation, culture and technology, leadership and collaboration. Occasionally I publish personal essays and short fiction.
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I do not track data on my site. No ads, no analytics, no third-party cookies.
I’m glad you’re here.
Answers to ‘what do you do?’
I spent the majority of my career with design studios and strategic communications firms serving nonprofits and mission-driven organizations like American Society of Civil Engineers, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, National Association of Independent Schools, and Ploughshares Fund.
I also held positions inside larger organizations. First with National Journal Group (subsidiary of The Atlantic) the DC-based media platform and research consultancy. Then with Seattle Indian Health Board, a federally qualified health center and urban Indian health program serving American Indian and Alaska Native people across the country.
I hold a BFA with honors in Graphic Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. My senior thesis explored the benefits and pitfalls of three budding social impact programs.
Before pursuing an education in design, I spent two years at Miami University of Ohio. I mostly studied literature and creative writing.
When I’m not staring at a screen, I like bouldering, ping pong, roller skating, woodworking, ice hockey, coming up with band names, and collecting flea market dinosaur figurines. I used to hunt for funky neon signs around the city and share my browser tabs.
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