Bold, engaging character development & illustration since 1994!

I'm a self-taught (and still learning) illustrator from New York City, and have always loved drawing, comics, cartoons and animation. Way back in the 90's I made the decision that I was going to actually make a living doing this super-cool and fun stuff.
I freelanced for years at NYC ad agencies as a Photoshop and vector artist while building my illustration portfolio, eventually getting enough clients to work from my home studio full time – I've been building ever since, and still love what I do.
I've worked on a huge number of jobs over the years and have completed many cartoon and comics-inspired projects for such top brands as Lego, Hasbro and Scholastic, and major ad agencies such as McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, FCB, Grey, Havas and many others.
It's a privilege to have this gig. Keeping my art director happy is my number one concern (along with, you know – creating great stuff)!  I make a point of being extremely easy to work with, and guarantee professional, courteous and attentive service every time. I have never missed a deadline.
I welcome all work inquiries. No job is too big or too small as far as I'm concerned because from corporate campaigns to personal commissions and self-published book projects, I've already done it all! Email me at kennyk@kennyk.com or call (917) 686-0861 - let's work together!
Kenny Kiernan Illustration Studio is located in beautiful Scranton PA, USA where Kenny lives with his wife and two children.
 ---- Testimonial love for Kenny Kiernan Illustration Studio! ----
I've worked with Kenny for several years at Scholastic on Lego City books and Kenny creatively delivers, every time! He goes above and beyond expectations with his strong layout skills and beautiful illustrations, and he understands the Lego City Style Guide.
We have very few artists who understand the Lego City style guide and it's difficult get approval from our Licensor; but his work has always been an exception, which is why I recommend Kenny without hesitation, and look forward to working with him again. 
– Angela Jun, Art Director, Scholastic

Kenny’s clean, energetic style works so well on illustrative projects from patient-friendly posters and comic books, to videos for sales rep meetings. It’s so easy to download him on what needs to get done in such a small amount of time. After a mere phone call, he gets on YOUR page — like a vulcan mind meld — it’s really amazing. 
He’s so excited to work on new things, and is always at the ready to meet demanding time constraints. Kenny's got that rare ability to be artistically talented, but disciplined with time. I’ve never been disappointed by his work and doubt anyone can be. 
– Zinnia Kang, Group Art Supervisor at H4B Chelsea

I started working with Kenny Kiernan way back in 2000, when he designed the well-known J-14 Girl mascot character we still love and use today. His editorial illustration work for Bauer Publishing has always been top-notch. Kenny knows how to stage a scene and creates fun, engaging characters with humor, personality and a youthful energy that makes them jump off the page. Consistently professional, easy to work with, and always delivers on time. Talented guy, and highly recommended! 
– Gary Walsh, Art Director, Bauer Publishing

I have worked with Kenny K on many Outcast Otter projects and am always happy with Kenny's outstanding work and attention to details. He is a superb comic artist and the first one I call for new characters. 
– Montgomery C. Floyd, CEO, Outcast Global Holdings, LLC 

My experience with Kenny far exceeded my expectations! He was easy to work with and truly made the characters in my book come to life. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of this book, and look forward to continuing our endeavors on future projects. 
– Todd Pasick, World Silver Medalist, author of "The Adventures of Hockey Todd"

Kenny has illustrated several projects where I was the art director. He's extremely talented, smart and knows exactly how to capture ideas with his illustrations. His craftsmanship is impeccable—there's not one stray point on his vectors. He's also reliable with schedules, and a pleasure to deal with. I hope to work with Kenny again in the future! 
– Mabel Zorzano, Art Director/Graphic Designer

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