Category Archives: Dan+Dave

Gotta Get Outta the ‘Burbs: David Kennedy, Part 2

PR intern and journo Chee Brossy sat down with David Kennedy to talk about life, love and sculpture. In this second part of the interview, David talks about how he came to discover his love of making things, and how his childhood influences can be found in the art he makes today.

This is part 2 of a 2-part post. For the first part, please click here.

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An Interview with David Kennedy About Sculpture

Steel sculpture by David Kennedy of the Cherokee word for “peace,” flanked by Sitting Bull and George Armstrong Custer.

PR intern and journo Chee Brossy sat down with David Kennedy to figure out why the man does what he does and looks the way he looks. They got to talking about art, their first true love. And yes, David is an adman legend, but he was almost a starving artist. This is part 1 of a 2-part post.

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Craftsman of Perfection+Polish

 Dko2What do you do after you've worked in advertising for years but decided to retire at age 55? For advertising legend David Kennedy, you start another career from scratch: making sculptures. It's been a slow, steady ascent, a career 15 years in the making. 

Thanks DK Row for capturing in words the life of a man we all adore. Check out the huge 3 Page article in Sunday's Oregonian or

For David's November art show click here.

Photo by Thomas Boydd

Dan connects with Grant High School students

GrantHighSchool-0828A herd of high school students came in last week to be inspired by Dan as he talked about the great work we have done with our long standing partnership with Nike. One future employee asked "How old do you have to be to work here"