SHARLENE (SHERI) A. KENNEDY
| EXPERIENCE | EDUCATION
| AFFILIATIONS | SHORT-TERM
in German, French, and Hausa. Mac and PC proficient in Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Aldus Freehand, Macromedia
Dreamweaver, Microsoft Front Page, Microsoft Office, and QuarkXpress.
HTML, XML, Flash and Adobe Premiere familiarity.
Art-Think, Belmont, MA May 93 - present
Established to explore and promote the power of creativity. Offer workshops
and consulting as well as the sale of original art and design services.
Provide skilled art direction from concept to completion. Industries include
individuals, small businesses, education, manufacturing, biotech, financial,
and business consulting.
original and commissioned paintings, drawings, and computer illustration.
original garden portraits by commission.
painting classes to adolescents and adults at Cambridge Center for
Adult Education, Pelham Art Center in New Hampshire and the Newburyport
and teach visual art classes and workshops for adults and children,
including "Reboot Your Creative Hard Drive" and "Creativity
for Healthy Transitions."
custom workshops and courses using art for empowerment, productivity
and facilitate teacher/trainer workshops in arts education.
art direction and produce high-quality designed brand packages,
logos, presentations, advertisements, illustrations, etc. for on-line,
print and web.
training materials and reference documents for creative teams and
and implement workflow and other process improvements within design
departments to enhance efficiency, communication and employee satisfaction.
Design Contractor, Creative Services, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
Cambridge, MA Sep 00 - Apr 05
Served as an active, innovative member of a small creative team serving
diverse internal and external needs. Designed
and produced graphics for print, on-screen and web such as posters, novelty
items, presentations and brochures. Supported internal and public relations,
clinical, business and legal groups. Provided
art direction to help internal project administrators and vendors meet
identity guidelines. Actively
assisted branding team in development of new logo, brand, and identity
and co-taught training courses in brand usage for admin professionals.
streamlined and trained others in department procedures.
in Residence, Church of the Good Shepherd, Acton, MA Sep 04 - Jan
Sculpted creative experiences for members of this self-described "Spiritual
Oasis in the Woods." Parishioners of all ages took part in regular
open studio activities, evening and all-day creative events and a community
mandala quilt project. This position was funded by the rector's sabbatical
grant to complement the work of an interim rector.
Arts and Crafts, Camp Starfish, Dennis, MA Jun 00 - Aug 00
Founded arts and crafts program for new residential summer camp for over
100 emotionally disturbed children ages 4-17.
Graphics and Production Coordinator, Center for Quality of Management,
Cambridge, MA Mar - Jul 00
Returned to independently manage graphics department and web page for
this international management training organization. Developed
new and revised course materials in collaboration with course facilitators
and acted as webmaster. Advised organization on cost and efficiency improvements.
Faculty, Emerson College, Boston, MA Jan 00 - May 00
Taught "Intro to Visual Art" course to 30 undergraduate communications
students. Developed curriculum,
lead field trips to museums and hired guest artists. Developed, implemented
and graded exams, papers and projects.
Assistant, Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, MA Oct 99 -
Assisted in designing and publishing college brochures, manuals, invitations
Published weekly Charlestown and monthly Chelsea branch newsletters.
Designer, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA Sep 98
- May 99
Internship designing and implementing curriculum for Youth Jamn!, a pilot
teacher-training program for young dancers. Designed
and taught leadership and arts curriculum for a small dance group ages
Coordinator, Center for Quality of Management, Cambridge, MA May 97
- Aug 98
Independently managed graphics department for this 30+-employee, non-profit
management training organization. Produced
stationery, marketing and course materials: design, layout, pre-flight,
QC and print buying. Tracked
busy production schedule for marketing and education departments. Estimated
print jobs. Managed
freelance and temporary help, printers and other vendors.
Specialist, Renaissance Solutions, Inc., Lincoln, MA Jan 94 - May
Aided the growth of RSI in its transition from a 35-employee, private
management consulting company to a 350+-employee, publicly traded firm
through development of corporate image materials, production of a Roadshow
presentation, and help with recruiting efforts. Designed
and managed printing of marketing collateral, and corporate stationery.
Education Volunteer, Peace Corps, Niger, West Africa June 90 - Jan
Planned, organized and managed development projects in agriculture, health
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA June 1999
Concentrated studies in Art in Education and Experiential Education.
Graphic Design, The University Of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, magna cum
laude June 1990
Golden Key National Honor Society; Arthur Evans Purchase Prize, 1990.
former board member, Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Member,
Revolving Museum, Arts League of Lowell, Massachusetts Alliance for Arts
Education, National Peace Corps Association and Newburyport Art Association.
Co-leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club. Volunteer with People Making
Beginning Oil Painting, Cambridge Center for the Arts, Cambridge,
Taught an introductory course about the materials and mechanics of oil
painting and the fundamentals of visual language. Began with basics of
line, form, values, composition, and color and integrated mind/body techniques
for relaxation and focus.
Painting, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NH 2005
Taught a multi-level course for beginning and intermediate painters working
in oil or acrylic. Course focused on individual development and integrated
mind/body techniques for relaxation and focus.
Creativity & New Product Design Workshop, MIT Sloan School of Management
Co-created and presented a workshop with MIT professor Dan Ariely for
Sloan students to explore concepts of creativity and innovation from artistic
and systematic approaches.
Facilitator, MTV and ShiNE365, New York, NY 2001
Facilitated an interactive on-line discussion board on topics ranging
from "High Tech Hate" to "Adoptions by Gay Couples."
This was an effort by MTV, ShiNE365 (Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods
Everywhere 365) and the Anti-Defamation League.
Artist, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, Boston, MA
Designed and taught three 1½-hour art sessions titled "Who
Am I? Drawing from Nature" for 30 adolescent girls
as part of the Connecting with Courage summer program.
Power of Hope, Whidbey Island, WA 1999
Designed and taught visual art classes while sharing staff responsibilities
for two 1-week sessions at this residential
summer camp that empowers teens through connections with creativity, nature,
and a diverse community.
"Celebrating the World Through
Art," BARPCV, Somerville, MA 1996
Planned and curated an art exhibit and arts festival celebrating cultural
diversity with the Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at the
Somerville Museum. 21 artists represented over 18 countries where they
lived, worked or served as Peace Corps Volunteers. Entertained over 150
people with music, storytelling and crafts. Received local press coverage
for the show's opening, which was attended by over 300 people. Nominated
for 1997 Ruppe Award given by the National Peace Corps Association.