about Ken Krekeler

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Ken Krekeler majored in graphic design in Detroit, Michigan at the College for Creative Studies. He graduated in 2009, the same year he released his first full-color graphic novel The Colodin Project, which was distributed globally through Diamond Distribution. In January of 2011, he began his own publishing company, Kinetic Press. It was under this label that he released his second book, Dry Spell; a compact super powers story also in full-color. In June of 2012 he began his own ongoing black-and-white comic book series Westward, a steampunk mystery comic book series exploring the nature of achievement and human happiness. Funded by Kickstarter, Westward managed to raise over $20,000 by devoted backers until the series concluded in 2016.

 

Since then, Ken has worked as a graphic designer and animator for several advertising agencies in the Michigan area, with heavy focus on concept design, video editing, motion graphics, and sound work. He has developed great facility with writing, directing, animating, and storyboarding videos for widespread promotion, as well as photo re-touching and web design. As a freelance conceptual designer for ES3, he supervised the development of more than 60 full-color conceptual art pieces, and with Team Detroit, designing numerous storyboard sequences for animation.

 

Ken currently lives in Detroit.

 

Specialities: Photoshop // Illustrator // Premiere // After Effects // Dreamweaver // Video Editing // Character design // Storyboarding // Cartooning // Copywriting // Graphic novels // Conceptual Environments // Web Design // Layout Design //Photography

IT IS NOT THE JOB OF THE ARTIST TO GIVE THE AUDIENCE WHAT THE AUDIENCE WANTS. IF THE AUDIENCE KNEW WHAT IT WANTED, THEY WOULD BE THE ARTISTS.

ALAN MOORE

sitework

Web Design: Kapital Kray

web design: Kapital Kray

Corporate identity

Web Design: Spiriter Trade

Web design: SIpriter Trades

Conceptual design

WESTWARD ENTERPRISES

Web design: Enterprises

Corporate Identity

ALLMAN WARRIOR

WEB DESIGN: ALLMAN WARRIOR

PUBLICATION identity

Web Design: PITSS

web design: PITSS

Corporate identity

C.L.A.W.

Web design: C.L.A.W.

Conceptual design

DOUBLE DELI

Web design: double deli

Food service Identity

CONCUBINE

Web design: Concubine

Product identity

Web Design: Master Grasshopper Solutions

web design: MGS

Corporate identity

Web Design: Westward

web design: westward

Promotional

Web Design: Kinetic Press

web design: Kinetic Press

Label identity

Web Design: Dry Spell

web design: Dry Spell

Promotional

illustration

POPULAR CULTURE

Pop culture

Commissions and paintings

Dry Spell

"DRY SpELL"

Graphic novel, Jan 2011

Westward

"Westward"

Ongoing comic, June 2012

Sketches

Sketches

Ink and paint

animation

WESTWARD TRAILER

MERIDIAN #1

Promotional Trailer

DRY SPELL TRAILER

Dry Spell 2

Promotional Trailer

WESTWARD KICKSTARTER

WESTWARD #10

PROMOTIONAL TRAILER

SPEED PAINTING: TINKERTOY

ANTHEM #1

PROMOTIONAL TRAILER

WESTWARD TRAILER

MRM-MCCANN - SITE REEL

PROMOTIONAL IDENTITY VIDEO

DRY SPELL TRAILER

SPEED PAINTING: JANE

DEMO VIDEO

WESTWARD KICKSTARTER

SPEED PAINTING: HELMET LAW

DEMO VIDEO

SPEED PAINTING: TINKERTOY

DOLCE

PROMOTIONAL video

Contact

kenkrekeler@gmail.com
248.795.1945

DETROIT, MI