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William Kent has been an active member of the design community in Southern California since 1983. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Kent earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Art and Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After years of honing his craft as a designer and art director for various design studios and advertising agencies in Los Angeles, he founded William Kent Advertising and Design in 1998, now known as The Kent Studios. In addition, Mr. Kent has taught typography in the Graphic Design program at Woodbury University, in Burbank, California.

Mr. Kent is a member of the
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles,
and is a General Member of Illustrators’ Partnership of America.

Mr. Kent is a Certified Grumbacher Art Instructor, and continues to explore fine art through his paintings in acrylic and watercolor. Many of his works are in private collections.

For scheduling information about Mr. Kents acrylic painting workshops in the Los Angeles area, please call 1.800.628.1910 x 267. For general class information please visit

Mr. Kent’s work has appeared in numerous international publications and professional exhibitions, including:

Los Angeles in Maps
Written by Glen Creason
Published by Rizzoli, New York 2010

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
Illustration West 48 Competition

L.A. Unfolded
Los Angeles Central Library, Getty Gallery
Curated by Glen Creason and Gloria Gerace

Super Logo Design 2
Published by Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd. 2002
Taki Ono, Editor

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
Illustration West 38 Competition

The Edge of Graphic Design
Published by Rockport Publishers, Inc. 1999
Edward M. Gomez, Series Editor

The Newest Logo From California
Published by Madison Square Press, 1997

Print’s Regional Design Annual 1997

In 2012 Mr. Kent competed and won on
Food Network’s SUGAR DOME where he illustrated in the style of Dr. Seuss, using
only food.

William Kent Advertising and Design offers clients innovative design, illustration, and advertising services. Located conveniently in West Los Angeles, the studio specializes in unique creative approaches for large corporations, small companies, arts and educational organizations, and the entertainment industry. The studio draws from Mr. Kent’s 25+ years experience in the Southern California market, and often utilizes talent from the vast network of creative professionals throughout the
United States.

Every project is given individual attention based on the client’s needs, with an emphasis on creative problem-solving. After the initial consultation with the client, multiple approaches are explored to best address the particular situation. Clients can expect to be offered a variety of possible solutions, before the most effective approach is selected and refined to its completion.