Kenn. Shinabery
Advertising, Dusseldorf Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
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Brief Summary
Before moving to Germany I worked in film/television/print/commercial production and advertising. My artwork was featured on Nickelodeon, CBS, and Logo.

In 2012, I relocated to Düsseldorf... which has been quite exciting.

Since moving to Europe I have accomplished the following:
* Speaker the Adobe Create Now Event in Berlin. 1000 in attendance and another 2000 viewed the live stream on
* Co-organizer and moderator for the Adobe Create Now Event in Düsseldorf. 825 creatives in attendance.
* Written several articles for the Wacom InfoChannel and Wacom Europe.
* Work as the curate and coordinate the Wacom Gallery on Behance. This requires viewing projects from around the world and choosing which artists to feature.
* Write month 5 page interviews and 2 pages of new for Advanced Photoshop Magazine. Currently beginning to take on special articles for a couple of upcoming issues. This work relies on me connecting with the PR departments for several companies and maintaining my professional network.
* Became part of the Adobe Influencers Program DACH.
* Became part of the Adobe Community Professionals Program.
* Written several popular articles on LinkedIn.
* Organized the Behance Dribbble NRW Community: 1400+ members on Facebook, hosted 15 Events that featured 30 speakers since August 2013.
* Speaker at the Behance Pescara, Italy Event.
* Speaker at the What's Next? Conference in Lithuania.
* Adobe Creative Meet Up & Networking Conference - Conference Planner and Moderator

As one can see I have accomplished some interesting things upon arriving in Europe. I aim to continue to my success!
Adobe, Wacom, Nickelodeon, CBS, Logo, MTV Networks, Ellen Degeneres Show (Art Dept 2005 NYC Episodes), Harley Davidson, etc.
Professional Experience
EMAIL:  [email protected]


Conference Planner / Moderator - Adobe
Info Site:
Conference Photos:
Worked with Adobe to plan a large scale creative and networking conference that took place on Saturday July 2nd in Düsseldorf.
The Conference:
* Selected speakers.
* Recruited seven Adobe Creative Jam teams from companies such as DDB, BBDO, Havas Worldwide and Ubisoft.
* Judges for the Creative Jam: Jens Kellersmann - Wacom and Thomas Junk - Demodern / Art Directors Club Germany.
* Hosted the Behance Portfolio Reviews
* Curated the Art Gallery, which featured 20 of the top artists from Nordrhein Westfalen.
* Included: Adobe Make It Zone
* Various interactive elements: Samsung 4D VR Chairs, blueBox's hologram technology, Eric Alexander's Der Schwarze Raum, etc.
* Facebook Live Stream on Adobe Deutschland's page.

English Speaking Ambassador - Duesseldorf Photo Weekend
Because of my background working with agencies and clients. I was asked to serve as the English Speaking Ambassador to the VIP international gallery and museum curators attending the conference.

Graphic Designer - Games Workshop / Warhammer - Germany
* Asked to work on a concept campaign for the opening of new Games Workshop / Warhammer Stores.
* Tasked to recreate cities where stores would have openings and then add licenses figures to the image
for promotional use and to create products.

Writer / Journalist - Photoshop Creative Magazine / Imagine Publishing
* Some of my articles have went on to be published in yet another magazine from Imagine Publishing!

Writer / Journalist - Advanced Photoshop Magazine / Imagine Publishing
* Responsible for writing a monthly 5 page interview and 2 pages of news. 7 pages total out of 98!
* Creating original content for the internationally acclaimed digital arts magazine Advanced Photoshop.
* Connecting and developing relationships with artists and companies.
* Following tends in design and the arts.
* Selecting images to use for the articles, and acquiring permission to publish them.
* Set up the articles for the Game Art Special Edition!

2014 - 2015
Wacom Behance Gallery Coordinator / Journalist - Germany
* Responsible for the curation of the Wacom Gallery on Behance.
* Writing monthly articles that feature European artists utilizing the Wacom Gallery on Behance.
* Utilizing SEO Keywords for the articles.
* Contacting artists via email, Skype of phone.
* Keeping up with the latest trends in design.
* Attending art related events in Europe.
* Scouting talent for possible promotions, articles, and events.
* Worked with the Wacom Europe Social Media Manager to create and judge the Wacom 2015
Halloween and Winter Holiday Contests.

Copywriter - DHL / Jessica-Sandra Peters - Germany
* Tasked with rewriting a letter that would inspire flight crews to join new flight operations in Afghanistan.

Producer / Art Director - Dia de los Muertos (Photography / Print Series)
* Three part series of photographs / prints based on the Mexican Holiday Dia de los Muertos.
* This project has been featured on several websites across the web.

Producer / Art Director - European Elegance / Vintage Seduction / Concrete Jungle (Photography / Print
* Three part collaborative project photographed in New York City.

2007 - 2012
Talent / Casting Coordinator & Photographer - Background Inc. - New York, NY
Clients: Coca-Cola, Converse, American Express, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Crème Cheese,
Capital One, Bank of America, Credit Mutuel, H&R Block, Yannick Noah, Ricoh, Red Lobster,
Cablevision, Optimum Online, MetroPCS, Vertex, Rescue Me, NJ Tourism, NY State Lottery, etc.
Production Companies: @Radical Media, RSA USA, Smuggler, HSI, Hungry Man, Anonymous, Content,
Moxie Pictures, Lost Highway, Harvest, Shilo, Backyard Productions, Park Pictures, Firefly, Radiant
Pictures, Station Films, Rabit Content, The Pony Show, O Positive, etc.

2005 - 2012
Professional Principal Union Actor - (SAG/AFTRA)
Television: HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Gossip Girls, Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon’s U-Pick Live,
Nick @ Nite, etc.
Feature Films: Untitled James Gray Project (aka Nightingale), HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, etc.
Commercials & Music Videos: Ally Bank, Pepsi, Rapsoul, Neon Trees, etc.
***Note: Full theatrical resume available upon request.

2010 - 2012
Sales Part-Time - Crate & Barrel (Affiliated with the Otto Group) - Soho, NY
* Providing content and wrote blogs on the Crate & Barrel corporate website, two of which were
featured on the home page.
* One of the first ten employees to be interviewed and profiled on Crate & Barrel’s corporate website for
providing content.

Technical English Instructor - ERSA Film Academy (Private French Film Academy) - New York, NY
* ESRA was found in Paris, France in 1972 and allows students to study abroad in NYC.
* Created lesson plans for two courses during the 2011 summer and fall sessions; which covered
production terms, lingo, etc.

Talent Coordinator - WCMG EVENTS / Background Inc, Moncler’s Flash Mob Fashion Show at Grand
Central Station (2011 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Event) - New York, NY
* Responsible for 200+ Background Talent before rehearsals, during rehearsals, during the event, and
after the event.

Producer / Art Director / etc. - Coca-Cola: RED NY (Print)
* Spec ad campaign featuring 24 talent photographed in Noho (New York City).

Graphic Designer for Art Department - Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show Season 3 (Television) - New York,
* Designed 99% of the Graphics for the Art Dept.
* Dressed sets alongside the Assistant Art Director.
* Created and designed Props for various sketches.

Production Coordinator - HBO’s Down & Dirty with Jim Norton (Television) - New York, NY
* Oversaw entire production from pre-production to wrap.
* Hired crew members and established call times for select crew members.
* Coordinated and made travel arrangements for crew and talent.
* Ordered and rented equipment needed by various departments.
* Supervised all ENG shoots.

1st Assistant Director - Maino: Hi Hater (Music Video) - New York, NY
* Responsible for overall production of the shoot.
* Completed all shots that were scheduled in a tight time frame.
* Managed principal and background talent.

Assistant Production Coordinator - Screen Gems, Obama: My 1st Vote (Commercial) - New York, NY
* Worked closely with Producers, Production Manager and Coordinator to make sure pre-production and
production were executed efficiently.

Graphic Designer - McGuffin: Papa John’s (Commercial) - New York, NY
* Designed three large digital illustrations that were used by as set pieces. Pieces were printed and
framed to meet the tight deadline.

Inside Prop for Art Department - Take One Step: A PBS Health Campaign (Television) - New York, NY
* Worked with the prop department and with production management on this television special.

Background Casting Coordinator - Avalanche: Artholeve / Zenstral (Direct Response Commercial) –
New York, NY
* Casted background talent for two direct response commercials.

Casting & Research / Production - Washington Square Films: Galvus (Commercial) - New York, NY
* Cast the ballroom dance instructor used in commercial.
* Scouted dance studios as possible locations.
* Researched dance classes and their activities for the Director and Producers.

Assistant Art Director – CBS: The Ellen Degeneres Show (Television) - New York, NY
* Assistant Art Director for Chris Gomaus during the taping in New York City.

2nd Stage Manager - Nickelodeon’s U-Pick Live Music Week (Live Television) - New York, NY
* Live performances by Counting Crows, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz and the cast of the movie "School
of Rock" with Jack Black.

2002 – 2005
ENG Shoot Assistant Director / Key Set Production Assistant Full-Time - Nickelodeon’s U-Pick Live
(Live Television) - New York, NY
* Worked in all aspects of production for this highly popular live Nickelodeon series.
* Created and designed graphics for props and for on-air.
* Designed graphic to promote the corss-over event between Jimmy Neutron and Fairly Odd Parents
(also known as Cosmo & Wanda in Germany).
* Casted normal people on the street for various segments and activities in Times Square outside the
* Helped cast normal people in Times Square to be part of the live audience.
* Managed interns and delegated various tasks to them.
* Worked on two away shoots in Killington, VT and in at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.
***Note: These are just a few examples of the tasks performed on this particular show.

2002 Lead Assistant to Director John Polson - Green Street Films: Swimfan (Feature Film) -
New York, NY
* Scheduled viewing times of dailies for Mr. Polson and production management.
* Organized interview times and locations with leading networks for Mr. Polson and the cast.
* Coordinated travel itinerary for domestic and international flights for Mr. Polson.
* Maintained Mr. Polson’s personal businesses in the U.S. and Australia.
* Worked closely with Executive Producers and the 1st Assistant Director.
* Preserved accurate calendar and budget for Mr. Polson.

2000 Stage Manager - Fox Sports International: 2000 US Tennis Open (Live Sporting Event) -
New York, NY
* Worked alongside Producers and Talent in the broadcast booth.
* Regulated Broadcast Booth operations, while working with production coordinator.
* Positioned talent and athletes for scheduled interviews in the broadcast booth, balcony and Stadium.


**Please Note: A complete list can be found in the Speaking Engagement portion of my portfolio.

July 1st, 2014
Adobe Create Now Event - Düsseldorf, Germany
* Moderator / host for the event that took place at the Capitol Theater.
* Helped organize the event with Adobe and find speakers for the Behance and Pecha Kucha
* Worked closely with Adobe on creating the agenda/schedule for the event.
* Promoted the event via all channels of social media, Xing, LinkedIn, Behance,,, etc.
* 825 people registered for the event.
* Sponsored the Behance Art Gallery, which consisted of 9 artists.
* Sponsored the Behance Photo Booth along with Christian Köster. The video from the Photo Booth
can be viewed via the following link:

April 10th, 2014
Adobe's Create Now Event - Berlin, Germany
* Adobe Influencer / Keynote Speaker at Adobe's Create now Event in Berlin.
* Also moderated, along with Monika Godsmark, the Behance Portfolio Review at the event.
* The event was streamed live with over 2000 viewers on

November 6th, 2015
What's Next? Conference - Vilnius. Lithuania
* Keynote speaker at the What's Next? Conference, which is a conference of creative industries.
* Presentation discussed how Social Media can be correlated with playing board games.


Alabama State University
Studies: Honors African Humanities / Speech / Acting
* Received a Full Academic Scholarship to attend the university.
* Vice President of William H. Benson Dormitory.
* Represented the university at the Honors African American Convention in Memphis, TN.
* Represented the university at Honors Conference in Birmingham, AL.
* Managed Graduate Student Computer Lab where he taught Photoshop and Graphics Programs to
Graduate Students.
* Transferred to Middle Tennessee State University upon completion of Freshman year.

1995 - 1999
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
Bachelors of Science Degree in Mass Communications
Major: Mass Communications (Computer Animation & Film)
Minors: Art (Graphic Design), Psychology (Advertising Psychology)
* Dean's List.
* Senator in Student Government.
* Assistant Phi Coordinator for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
* Alumni Operations Director for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Deutsche Sprachschule at the United Nations International School - New York, NY
German A1.1 - 34 Hours Completed

New York University’s Deutsches Haus (Affiliated with the Goethe Institute) - New York, NY
German A1.2 - 25 Hours Completed

2012 - 2013
Erkrath's Volkhochschule - Erkrath, Germany
German A2.1
German A2.2
Exam Results...
91 points out of possible 100

German B1.1
German B1.2
Exam Results...
Listening/Reading: 44 points out of possible 45
Writing: 19 points out of possible 20
Speaking: 100 points out of possible 100

German Orientation Class (Orientierungskurs)
Exam Results...
100 points out of possible 100


Beyond Tellerrand Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

Beyond Tellerrand Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

Beyond Tellerrand: Play & Make Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

Beyond Tellerrand Conference & Web Platform Doc Sprint - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

May 16th, 2014
Behance Portfolio Review Düsseldorf / NRW - Official Side Event of the Beyond Tellerrand Conference -
Lead Organizer / Event Planner - Düsseldorf, Germany
* Organized the Behance Portfolio Review which was an official side event of the Beyond Tellerrand
* This took place during Behance's International Portfolio Review Week.
* Speakers included: Christian Köster, Ankat Herrmans, and Dennis Stobbe.
* Organized a live call-in via Skype with Sarah Rapp (Head of Community Management with Behance
in New York City).
* With cooperation from Christian Köster Photography, set up a Photo Booth. The video from the Photo
Booth can be viewed via the following link:

2013 - 2015
Behance Portfolio Review Düsseldorf / NRW - Lead Organizer / Event Planner - Düsseldorf, Germany
* Handle all promotions of the events.
* Manage the Facebook Group (670+ members). Encourage members to be active on the group page by
sharing their work.
* Manage all social media outlets related to Behance Düsseldorf / NRW.
* Scout artists to speakers and presenters.
* Allocate sponsors for additional events.
* Host and moderate all events.
* Maintain a relationship with other artistic groups in the city.
* Support other artistic events in the city and create group events such as tour of the galleries taking part
in Düsseldorf's Photo Weekend.
* Post and share all media from events, such as photos.
* Goal: To help artists and creatives connect, network, share, & inspire.


2012 - Present
Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

2014 - Present
Adobe Influencers Group (Deutschland / Österreich / Schweiz)

2015 - Present
Adobe Community Professionals Program
* Because of my support of Adobe and their products I was added in June 2015 to the Adobe
Community Professionals Program.


Adobe: 5 Weeks of 5 Competition - Week 1 Winner (Awarded copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5)
* Competition was run in conjunction with the release of Photoshop CS5


* PC and MAC Platforms
* Programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
* Google Docs: Keynote speech presentations
* Graphic Design Programs: Adobe Photoshop (since 1994), Adobe Illustrator, etc.
* Writing Programs: Final Draft, Screenwriter


* Trained in creating unique creative briefs.
* Experienced working with the Creative Development Department.
* Mastered in Character Development and Design for both print and broadcast.
* Brand Management, Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Experience and Content.
* Writing: blogs, scripts, treatments, pitch books, copy and pre-production books.
* Trained in pitching and developing stories, segments and pilots.
* Casting principal talent, background, contestants and audience.
* Practiced in conducting man-on-the-street, junket and red carpet interviews.
* Digital Photography: commercial, fashion, travel, photojournalism, portrait and still (on sets).
* Photo editing, manipulation and retouching.
* Illustration: including print work, fashion and apparel design, children’s books, storyboards and on-air.
* Versed in set design, decorating and design trends.
* Working with Prop Department (purchasing, designing, building props, etc.)
* On-camera experience as talent.
* Public and Keynote speaking.
* Social Media promotion and marketing (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).


* 13 years experience working in film, television and commercial production in all major departments.
* Experienced working as an Associate Producer, Segment Producer and Field Producer.
* Skilled in supervising video edit sessions.
* Worked as Stage Manager, 2nd Stage Manager, 1st Assistant Director and 2nd Assistant Director.
* Qualified in Production Management, Coordinating and Production Research.
* Accomplished in working as an Audience Coordinator, Talent/Casting Coordinator and Locations
* Practiced in setting up and rigging basic lighting for ENG shoots and interviews.
* Fully trained in all administrative duties and procedures.
* Correspondence: Handling high phone and email volume, while managing interoffice and external


* Working alongside international companies to plan large scale events such as the Adobe Create Now
Event in Düsseldorf.
* Selecting speakers to present at these events.
* Organizing the agenda or schedule for the event.
* Allocating special equipment for the event.
* Creating interactive segments and art galleries for the attendees to view or participate in.
* Generating online registration pages via Facebook, Eventbrite, Lanyrd, MeetUp, Xing, etc.
* Finding the perfect location for the event.
* Event promotion: via Social Media / Online, Email, Personal Contacts, Networking with appropriate
agencies and city officials. Generating a buzz and hype for the event!
* Hosting and moderating events as well as giving keynote speeches.
* Moderating open forums, cross talks and round table discussions.
* Managing online communities relating to specific events.


* Knowledgeable about all Social Media outlets.
* Maintaining up to date information about current and future trends in Social Media.
* Community Development across various channels of Social Media.
* Engagement across all platforms.
* Content and Contest Creation.
* Event and Campaign promotion via multi-channel marketing.
* Skilled at understanding and complying information regarding analytics.
* Use of SEO Keywords when developing new content.
* Peer marketing.


Traveling, sightseeing, learning about different cultures, attending plays and musicals, visiting art galleries
and museums, attending fashion events.
Awards and Recognition
ADOBE'S 5 WEEKS OF 5 - Week 1 Winner
* Awarded a copy of Photoshop CS5 as a result.

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