Master of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, 1995
Worked as commercial artist and graphic designer 1986-1995
and as an architect from 1995-1998 before opening his own design firm in Chicago focusing on furniture
and product design in 1998 working for wholesalers and retailers including TARGET, Enesco, Department 56, Paragon Company Catalog, FTD and many others. Kendall has since held design, sourcing, development and account direction leadership positions with major consumer products companies including Hallmark Cards Corporate Offices, Celebrate Express, and Gibson Overseas managing account and product responsibilities for key retailers such as TARGET, Kohk’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Gumps and many others. Kendall prides himself on being completely agile across all styles and materials, categories market segments and sales channels.
His personal passion is entertaining and is the author of the tabletop and entertaining blog TableTimes.
Permanent collection: Library of Congress Graphic Design Collection
Graphis: Products by Design
Chicago AIA and Chicago Atheneum: En Charette 1st Place
Frequent quotes and mention in trade publcations
Kendall’s work was represented through Swat Product Design of Chicago and is frequently found in nearly all major retailers including TARGET, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and many others.
For a more complete list of publications, exhibitions and credits, see Professional Credits.