Metropolitan State University of Denver,
BFA in Communication Design — Cum Laude
Enrichment teacher | Compassion Road Academy | September 2018 to July 2019
Provide innovative tools while engaging students through tutorials and assignments; initiative helps individuals better explore their artistic and creative abilities.
• Tasked with utilizing experience as a professional artist to teach students art journaling, branding design, and public mural art classes.
• Support students and assist them in exploring their personality and feelings on projects by using art as a strategy for therapy.
Artist-in-Resident | RedLine | October 2017 to Present
Own creative process by applying artistic skills to produce work, provide advice, and promote Redline for the duration of residency. Utilize mentorship, career development, promotion, and studio space that provides freedom to explore and experiment with innovative ideas without commercial constraints. Manage and oversee commercial artwork and contemporary designs while engineering large-scale installations and public art projects.
• Partner with peers to network and collaborate with RedLine while working closely with communities to engage students, adults, and youth experiencing financial, social, and economic hardships.
In-house Designer | Experiential Graphic Design | Artpro | February 2017 to April 2018
Served as the in-house designer while playing an integral role in brand development, interior graphic design, and top quality marketing materials. Hired to manage processes and was recognized for designing company specific graphic designs that drove traffic and enhanced brand awareness. Successfully created large-scale murals for commercial use and provided consultations with clients from concept to completion.
• Managed, built, and nurtured strong relationships with architecture and interior design firms; developed a lasting brand that boosted business sales and traffic for two years after departure.
Creative Director | ZEROMILE Magazine | September 2016 to December 2016
Established the creative direction, style, and methodology for creative projects. Built, lead, and reviewed production of all web, digital, and experiential marketing material from the creative team.
• Owned vision and design standards for a student publication and oversaw the art direction innovation process through ongoing team collaboration.
• Spearheaded and oversaw content strategy for both small- and large-scale projects while harnessing strategy, digital, brand design, content, and technology. Exhibition Design Intern |
Modern In Denver | Denver Design Week | June 2015 to August 2015
Assisted with the production and design of printed and digital marketing materials including flyers, direct mail, brochures, web banners, advertisements, e-mail blasts, and social media campaigns for design week.
• Engineered main visual attractions for Denver design week and constructed design week brand identity.
• Partnered with creative director to develop and implement vision to full realization.
Creative Director | Metrosphere Art and Literary Magazine | July 2015 to May 2016
Developed and supported others in the growth of creative strategies, vision, and conceptual development. Monitored quality of the strategic and creative work produced by magazine staff and design team. • Managed brand identity for prized college art and literary magazine; successfully designed an award-winning submission campaign.
• Played a key role in creating the magazine’s first digital publication from a grass-roots effort.
Owner And Chef | TARRAGON & THYME Personal Chef Service | August 2013 to 2016
Plan and create menus as needed with support and feedback from clients. Ensure financial and food sanitation goals of the operation and verify all business needs are met. • Develop the brand identity and packaging for the company while creating weekly meal plans and healthy recipes for patrons.
• Engineer marketing campaigns to drive traffic, generate referrals, promote plans, and build loyal clientele.
Moons of Jupiter | Boulder
Naropa University | September 2013 Written and directed by Jessica Litwak, PhDThe Vagina Monologues | Boulder Naropa University | March 2014 Directed by Vicki Curtis and Olivia Liv
Willy Wonka | Thornton High School | October 2018
FEATURED WORK — EXHIBITIONS
Denver Parks and Recreation | Denver | Future Seat, 2019 | Public art commission | July-October 2019
Denver Art Museum | Denver | Sit Stand Play | May 31, 2019
Redline Gala | Denver | The Dinning Table | April 2019
Elitch Gardens, Meow Wolf , Kaleidoscope | Denver | Zero Contact Room | January 2019-present
Dairy Arts Center | Boulder | The Wardrobe | January 2019
Redline Contemporary Art Center | Denver | One Square Foot | November 2018
808 Projects | Denver | The Bedroom | Solo Show | September 2018
Mehafauna | Denver | HAPPY Mural | June 2018
FireHouse Gallery | Longmont | March 2018 | Ovarian Phallic
Redline Contemporary Art | Denver | The Wardrobe | February 2018
Cabal Gallery | Denver | Utopia of the Neutral | January 2018
Redline Contemporary Art Center | Denver | November 2017 | One Square Foot
Coffee at the Point | Denver | Deconstructing the American Dream | June 2017
Center for Visual Arts | Denver | The Kitchen Table | October 2016
Molecule Effect | Denver | Back to the Basics | February 2016
APEX Movement | Boulder | Big Gay Heaven | September 2015
Glitter Dome | Denver | Box Mountain and Modern in Denver Cube | July 2016
Carbon | Denver | Artists for Change Salon | July 2016
Dock Gallery | Denver | Respect the Cunt — The Bathroom | January 31, 2008
5280, Denver’s Urban Canopy Is Getting An Upgrade, BY Meredith Sell , JULY 2019
Birdy, Featured Artist, May 2019
Twelve Things to Know About Meow Wolf’s Ride At Elitch Gardens, by Kyle Harris, Westword, April 19, 2019
The More you Touch at “Touch,” the better — By Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Denver Post
Get To Know The 10 Local Artists And Groups Taking Over Denver Art Museum In 2019 Cori Anderson January 22, 2019
There’s An Art Exhibit In Boulder That Lets You Touch Everything, Kalley Velarde March 1, 2019
Kenzie Sitterud’s Binary and the Bedroom, by Heather Pastorius, Oct 23, 2018
100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Kenzie Sitterud, Susan Froyd | FEBRUARY 1, 2018 | 7:00AM
ArtBeat Magazine, July 2016 Artist Interview
Metrosphere, Spring 2016, The Funeral
Met Report, Spring 2016 Artist Interview
Westword, February 2, 2018, 100 Colorado Creatives
OUTFRONT Colorado, Artist for Change, July 2016
Metrosphere, Are you my Mother, Winter 2016
Metrosphere, Respect The Cunt Spring 2015
ArtBeat Magazine, October 2018 Artist Interview
KGNU, Outsources Artist Interview
Open to relocation
PS You Are Here! Grant | Urban Tree Canopy Public Art Project Denver Art Museum | Untitled Featured Artist
Colorado Creative Industries and National Endowment for the Arts, Career Advancement Grant | The Wardrobe
Redline: Artist-in-Residence 2017-2019 MSU Denver
MSU Denver | Department of Art |
Nagel Art Thesis Award | The Kitchen Table
Society of Professional Journalists | Mark of Excellence | Metrosphere Vol. 34 Associated Collegiate Press PACE
Maker | Metrosphere 2016 Advertising Award Nomination for Best Student Magazine
APPLICATIONS + SKILLS
Environmental Graphic Design
ASSETS AT YOUR COMPANY
Excellent team skills
Creative Direction experience
Intense work ethic
Willingness to learn
Love for color
Out Front | July 2017
Editor: Ryan Howe
ZEROMILE | Fall 2016
Article: The is Not a Center fold
Modern in Denver | Fall 2016
Editor: William Logan
OUTFRONT Colorado | July 2016
Artist for Change
Author: Ryan Howe
ArtBeat Magazine | July 2016
Metrosphere | Spring 2016
Work Published: The Funeral
OUTFRONT Colorado | February March 2015
Met Report | Spring 2016
Metrosphere | Winter 2016
Work Published: Are you my Mother?
Metrosphere | Spring 2015
Work Published: Respect The Cunt