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Ken is a founding partner of There., working with clients including Ford, Spotify, Uniqlo, Sonos, CNB and Edition Hotels on content, cultural initiatives and creative strategy. From 2011-2014, Ken was Creative Director — and subsequently Creative Director At Large — for digital and production agency Alldayeveryday. In 2009-2010, Ken was Concept Director for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer as the brand grew 30% per year and was widely cited as a case study of successful, authentic grassroots marketing. In 2008, Ken was Director of Cultural Research at the boutique brand consultancy dialhouse, working with clients such as Microsoft and Cadbury-Schweppes.
The Newsstand, by Rizzoli International, accompanies exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (2017) and Fondation Louis Vuitton (2018); Ken is interviewer and text editor for the book. Ken created ‘Under the Influence”, a monthly multimedia feature for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, which he contributed from 2012-2015. Ken is co-editor of Opening Ceremony, a popular fashion monograph published in 2012 from Rizzoli. Ken was author of SHOOT, on fashion and fine art photography, from Rizzoli (2009); SHOOT was supported with events and exhibitions at the New Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, Colette in Paris, UCCA in Beijing, and PARCO in Tokyo, among many other venues. Ken previously declined attending the London School of Economics to instead become Editor in Chief of Tokion magazine. Tokion quickly became a leading design, arts, and style magazine, with international editions in English and Japanese. In 2003, Tokion founded Creativity Now, an annual arts and media conference in New York and Tokyo that won Ad Age's Vanguard Award. Ken was author of Revisionaries, A Decade of Art in Tokion for Abrams Image (2007).
Ken has curated photography for numerous clients, most recently for the introduction of Ford CEO Jim Hackett at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco in 2017. In 2015, Ken organized an exhibition of fashion photography at Gana Art, one of Seoul, Korea’s most significant art spaces. In 2014, Ken curated two simultaneous exhibitions at the Sundance Film Festival. 1MSQFT showcased music and design as part of a cultural programming series for Microsoft; SPACE with sponsorship by Patagonia, presented landscapes by prominent fine art and fashion photographers. In 2012-2013, Ken was curator for Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras, presenting exhibitions by photography’s greatest artists in New York, Tokyo, Seoul and Milan. In 2011, he curated New York Fashion Week photos and videos for Milk Studios, with support from Leica cameras and Vimeo.com. In 2010, Ken curated a ‘UT’ shirt series for apparel brand Uniqlo. In 2009, he was consulting curator for an auction of young artists by the Phillips de Pury auction house. In 2008, he curated a series of New York Fashion Week conversations on art, music, fashion, health and design for MINI Cooper cars. In 2007, he curated art, fashion and technology conversations for Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Enterprises.