Kenzo Digital is a director, freelance creative director, and artist based in New York City. His work is dedicated to synthesizing new narrative forms by unifying traditional storytelling with groundbreaking technology. He has built his brand as a highly conceptual and culturally penetrating artist who has been able to powerfully re-mythologize his subjects through a potent combination of pop culture and technology. He has attracted some of the biggest artists in music, top ad agencies, technology companies and brands as a result.
Kenzo is best known for his collaborative work with Beyonce, including her video-driven 2011 Billboard Awards performance and the United Nations’ World Humanitarian Day 2012 project, “I Was Here” which was recently nominated for an MTV VMA Award and broke social media records with 2.76 billion media impressions. Previously, Kenzo worked as a creative director at Wieden+Kennedy, where he developed broadcast and print campaigns starring Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony for Nike. He has collaborated with a wide range of clients, including Google, Apple, Kanye West, Kenzo Paris, the United Nations and many more. Kenzo is also the video director of Nam June Paik’s studio (the father of video art); in this capacity, he has worked on installations that have been exhibited in the Guggenheim, Tate Modern, and National Gallery of Art. His films have been featured in the Tribeca Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and have been recognized by the Rockefeller Film Fellowship. He is an expert in residence at the Harvard University Innovation Lab, recipient of the Disruptive Innovator of the Year Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and has been freelance creative directing projects for Apple and Google robotics company Bot & Dolly. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, The Creator’s Project, Monocle, Fast Company, Vogue, New York Magazine, Creativity Online, and many others.