Joel Kern (JKDS)

︎ Environmental
︎ Identity
︎ Platform
︎ Media
︎ Index

This website contains the visual outcomes from the hybrid practice of Joel Kern. These works include in-progress and completed projects from various points in his career. Works included are from his tenure at Krewe, MTWTF, as well as freelance and self-authored works over the past 10 years. 

︎ Information
2019 RISD Graphic Design MFA Show

Client: Self-authored Group Show
Collaborators: Amy Auman, Chistopher Cote, Joel Kern, Eury Kim, Jieun Kim, Elaine Lopez, Robert McConnell, Mohammed Nassem, Annaka Olsen, Goeun Park, Marcus Peabody, Angela Torchio, Wei-Hao Wang, June Yoon, and Nathan Young
Status: Completed
Year: 2019
Tags: Environmental, Media, Platform
This cumulative thesis exhibition projects the diversity of our backgrounds and engages media in different modes of circulation, with a varying range of intention, purpose, scale, and audience while placing significant emphasis on our sef-puplished thesis book. The enviornment acted as a respite among the convention center chaos to take a seat and enjoy a closer look at our texts. 

“All design is essentially an act of circulation, a cyclical practice of knowledge distribution — we read, experience, and interpret. Circulation determines the way an idea is shared, how a message goes out into the world, and how others receive, respond to, and interact with it. Information is transferred from the public, to the designer, and back to the public.”