Ken Kirkland

Ken Kirkland

New York, NY, US



My broad background as an industrial designer has spanned several design disciplines including product/industrial design, interior/exterior architecture, lighting, marine/yacht design and public art. Areas of special expertise include parametric 3D modeling, digital fabrication, simulation and analysis, lighting, materials, processes and advanced composites, and project management.

My Bachelors degree is from Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design and I have earned two Masters of Engineering degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology; Product-Architecture and Naval Architecture. Employment experience includes tenures working in and for design consultancies, lighting manufacturers, architects, artists studios, naval architects, composite fabricators and engineers as well as consulting privately on special projects in design and fabrication.

I have listed a selection of some employment tenures which are oriented towards architectural, concerns; lighting, interiors, materials, furniture, digital methods and fabrication processes.


Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, US, Masters, Naval Architecture

Masters of Engineering in Naval Architecture, Davidson Laboratory

Jan 2010 - Dec 2012

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, US, Masters, Product-Architecture Engineering

Masters of Engineering degree at the Product-Architecture Lab in computational and digital methodologies (simulation, analysis, digital manufacturing and fabrication) applied in the fields of product design, architecture and engineering.

Sep 2005 - May 2007

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

BFA in Industrial Design

Jun 1991 - Jun 1994

Areas of Specialization