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Kenny Kiernan Illustration & Design is a creative studio specializing in fun character-based illustration and packaging design for toys & games, children's publishing and web & editorial illustration, delivering top-quality work for 20+ years for projects mega-brands such as Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Marvel, Funko, Spin Master, LEGO & Scholastic as well as marketing agencies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, independent product developers, children's book publishers and independent authors.

We assemble art teams for large-scale projects

Kenny along with his extended team of children’s illustrators, designers and animators, manages large-scale B2B book illustration programs for publishers, corporations, educational organizations & nonprofits, as well as individual book projects for independent authors and first-time self publishers --  in a wide range of crowd-pleasing original styles. We are also happy to provide on-model copy artist services extending your brand, with strict adherence to your style guides and top quality vector & photoshop illustrated assets.

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Testimonial love for Kenny Kiernan Illustration & Design Studio, below!:

"Working with Kenny for the last year on projects has been a complete pleasure for me! He has always been responsive and open to our work and sometimes crazy roadbumps or schedule changes that occur when working on physical products. Even when I've asked him to crunch quickly on something he's come through with grace and a great attitude every single time. A great testimonial: we continue to bring him onto new exciting projects as we already know the quality, speed, and attitude are exactly what we and our licensors are looking to work with!"
– Sean Neil, Art Director, Funko

"It was a great experience working with Kenny Kiernan. He understood the feeling and overall look of the project and was able to adapt to the style required. He delivered everything on time and was positive every time we gave him feedback. A pleasure to work with him."
– Marta Montilla Margalet, Art Director, IMC Toys

"We were very blessed/fortunate to have found Kenny. He's helped us on multiple projects over the years. He's very responsive, professional, and transparent. He's very creative and his skill level really shines through. He's our "go to" for all of our graphics! Do not hesitate to use him---he will not disappoint!"
– Todd Walters, Todd Walters Inc.

"Kenny Kiernan is a phenomenal illustrator! He has an amazing ability to make a story come to life through his colorful artwork. He is extremely professional and an absolute pleasure to collaborate with."
– Cameron C. Wyse, author  "Skinny Pi" and "Chauncey, the Chicken Chicken"

"Kenny Kiernan is an amazing artist and very easy to work with. I have used him several times and always get excellent designs from him. He really captures the looks I wanted for my projects and does it quickly. He is very professional and has great communication skills. I highly recommend Kenny!"
– Jordan Lapekas, Design Director Lake Powell Paddleboards

“Kenny was very easy to work with from the very beginning! He was able to bring my characters to life with his drawings and I couldn't be more thankful. This is the first book I’ve published and he helped through every step, even though I just had hired him to illustrate."
– Marty Leum, author "The Sandbox"

I have worked with Kenny on multiple print projects. His artwork is optimized for offset printing and ensures the colors and artwork really pop out. If you want your toy and game packaging as well as art assets to be irresistible for end consumers, Kenny is your guy. From a production viewpoint, any game that Kenny made sold 30% more and had repeating print runs on a yearly basis. I cannot recommend him enough. :)

– Hershel Glueck, Owner of Hero Time Manufacturing

"KennyKiernan was an absolute pleasure to work with on my picture book project. The quality of his work is nothing less than professional perfection!"
– Sallie Piotrowski, author, "You Did It!"

Kenny’s work is spectacular. He’s worked with all the major toy companies in the industry. He is truly a professional. He’s very easy to work with and extremely affordable, which is extremely rare. If you’re ready to up your game, Kenny can help.
– Stephen Key, Contributor to Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Inventor

"Kenny's illustrations are truly professional quality and his communication and attention to detail are just as exceptional. He is more than just a designer, he is a valuable member of our product development team. It's rare to find those who genuinely care and are enjoyable to work with, but that's who Kenny is. If you're looking for the best of the best, you've found him!"
– Todd Miner, Miner Products; inventor of "The Gift Grab Game"

"When I hired Kenny for an illustration, I had a style in mind. After chatting with Kenny, he was happy to replicate and improve on it. His work was well beyond my expectations! Even better: he is super nice to work with, fast and always on time. You will not go wrong hiring him."
– Veronica Semeco, Group Art Supervisor, BGB Group

"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

"I absolutely loved working with Kenny, Super fun to work with, knowledgeable and takes direction really well. Never had to overexplain which is always appreciated."
– Rachel Mannone, Art Director, Spin Master

"Kenny was incredible to work with! He totally understood our vision and made it a reality. We received mountains of compliments on his work from our donor base who all thought it was bright, fun, exciting and really reflective our brand. Kenny was responsive, timely, and a pleasure to work with. Can't wait to get started on another project with him!"
– Alexis Schwartz, Design Director, American Friends of Shalva

“As a new children’s book author, I knew that finding the perfect illustrator was key to bringing the Teeda Says  book series to life.  The final book in the series should be, Teeda Says, “Kenny Kiernan is absolutely amazing!”.  Each step in the process was seamless.  His insight on character development was brilliant.  Each character’s personality depicted perfectly!  Bright, bold, and beautiful! “
– Theresa Hildreth, author "Teeda Says, Be Patient"

"Kenny Kiernan has been a reliable and creative collaborator, illustrator and designer of projects that needed clear, dynamic signage to convey a new product. Kenny’s images are eye-catching and turbo charged with fun energy. They fit perfectly at places like water parks, stadiums, and fairs where Fizz Cups are sold. Thank you for your vision Kenny!"
– David Chodosh, Jonzo Inc.

"Kenny is amazingly talented and absolutely fantastic to work with. He is professional, maintains great communication throughout the project and returns work on time if not early. He is extremely versatile and pays particular attention to requested details. Kenny has illustrated two books for me, and I will definitely return to him for future projects."
– Kathy Fladland, CEO and author, Honorary Elf LLC

"Kenny was a pleasure to work with. He was quick to respond to my initial inquiry and continued to be so through the process, even when I had a question after the project was done! Kenny helped me take my logo and animate it, bringing it to life with the little direction I gave him. He understood what I needed and made minor adjustments as needed in a quick time frame. Highly recommend his services!"
– Chrissy Fagerholt, CEO, EAP Toy and Games

"I loved Kenny's illustrations the moment I saw them, as they matched my brand image perfectly. I downloaded a wide selection, plus I requested him to design a one-off for use as a trademark. The design process was very straightforward and professional, with plenty of opportunity for me to give input along the way."
– Alex Gorringe, Director of Design, Club 11+

"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

"Kenny Kiernan is such a talented artist and so easy to work with. The images for my book turned out amazing and he drew exactly what I described. Highly recommend this illustrator!"
– Ashley Hover, author, "My Dad, The Coach!"

"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

Partial Client List:

Taco Bell

Pizza Hut
Olive Garden
General Mills
Sun Maid
Mead WestVaco

Sesame Workshop
Bauer Publishing
Fundex Toys
Toy State

The Washington Post
Pearle Vision
FoxMind Games
Far Out Toys
Game Zone

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