Kenzo Digital is a director and artist based in New York City. His work is dedicated to synthesizing new narrative forms by unifying traditional storytelling with groundbreaking technology.

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About Kenzo Digital

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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 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 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, and recipient of the Disruptive Innovator of the Year Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.  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.

Kenzo Digital is represented by Oscar-winning production company Ridley Scott & Associates (R.S.A.) and talent agency UTA.

United Nations World Humanitarian Day Performance: Beyonce’s “I Was Here”

Created & Directed by Kenzo Digital

Concepted and directed the kick-off spectacle and music video for World Humanitarian Day (WHD) 2012 in collaboration with the United Nations and Beyonce.  The central concept was to transform the iconic General Assembly of the UN into a living canvas, and connect it to the far corners of the earth that are effected by the initiatives that stem from that very room.  

The process involved projection-mapping the UN General Assembly Hall by implementing the largest indoor concave projection screen ever created. This surface served as an animated backdrop for a live performance of Beyonce’s “I Was Here,” the adopted anthem of WHD.

A music video shot during the show helped the WHD campaign reach over 2 billion people globally through the combined social reach of celebrities like Michelle Obama, Oprah, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and more.  Created in conjunction with Droga5 and R.S.A.

Kenzo Paris S/S 2013 Runway Installation at Paris Fashion Show

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

Concepted and directed the runway show for Kenzo Paris S/S ‘13 at Le Maison du Judo in Paris. A cubic form installed at the center of the space displayed projection-based animations inspired by the collection’s emphasis on bold, frenzied prints. Throughout the show, these animations transitioned from photorealistic to graphical, while the projectors distorted the edges of the cube itself. The finale revealed all of the models standing inside the installation, blurring the line between virtual and physical space.

Beyonce 2011 Billboard Award Interactive Film

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

Concepted and directed Beyonce’s live 2011 Billboard Awards performance. By integrating projection mapping technology with Beyonce’s singular, precise choreography, the show obscured the line between reality and cinematic illusion.  The performance is considered  one of Beyonce’s most iconic and impactful performances to date, and is documented in her HBO documentary “Life is But a Dream”.  

Nike/Jordan Brand: Dwyane Wade "Dominate Another Day" Campaign Pt. 1 "The Mission"

Creative Directed & Art Directed by Kenzo Digital

Creative directed and art directed the “Dominate Another Day” campaign for Nike/Jordan Brand at Wieden+Kennedy. The ads star Dwyane Wade, one of the most charismatic players in the NBA and the centerpiece of the Miami Heat. “Dominate Another Day” aimed to capture the 007-like duality of D. Wade’s identity. Off-court, he’s one of the most urbane personalities in pop culture; in game, however, Wade is a relentless force of nature who knows no obstacles.

Throughout the campaign, Wade plays “Agent D3,” a special agent tasked on an ambitious mission to bring the elusive championship rings to Miami. With the help of his quartermaster, H (played by Kevin Hart), D3 faces danger head-on as he battles opposing organizations seeking the same prize.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Dwyane Wade "Dominate Another Day" Campaign Pt. 2 "The Escape"

Creative Directed & Art Directed by Kenzo Digital

Creative directed and art directed the “Dominate Another Day” campaign for Nike/Jordan Brand at Wieden+Kennedy. The ads star Dwyane Wade, one of the most charismatic players in the NBA and the centerpiece of the Miami Heat. “Dominate Another Day” aimed to capture the 007-like duality of D. Wade’s identity. Off-court, he’s one of the most urbane personalities in pop culture; in game, however, Wade is a relentless force of nature who knows no obstacles.

Throughout the campaign, Wade plays “Agent D3,” a special agent tasked on an ambitious mission to bring the elusive championship rings to Miami. With the help of his quartermaster, H (played by Kevin Hart), D3 faces danger head-on as he battles opposing organizations seeking the same prize.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Dwyane Wade "Dominate Another Day" Campaign Pt. 3 "Gadgets"

Creative Directed & Art Directed by Kenzo Digital

Creative directed and art directed the “Dominate Another Day” campaign for Nike/Jordan Brand at Wieden+Kennedy. The ads star Dwyane Wade, one of the most charismatic players in the NBA and the centerpiece of the Miami Heat. “Dominate Another Day” aimed to capture the 007-like duality of D. Wade’s identity. Off-court, he’s one of the most urbane personalities in pop culture; in game, however, Wade is a relentless force of nature who knows no obstacles.

Throughout the campaign, Wade plays “Agent D3,” a special agent tasked on an ambitious mission to bring the elusive championship rings to Miami. With the help of his quartermaster, H (played by Kevin Hart), D3 faces danger head-on as he battles opposing organizations seeking the same prize.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 1 "All of the Lights"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

Directed a short video series for Kanye West and Heineken with the intent to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. 12 unique angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the concert, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 2 "Flashing Lights"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

Directed a short video series for Kanye West and Heineken with the intent to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. 12 unique angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the concert, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 3 "Jesus Walks"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

Directed a short video series for Kanye West and Heineken with the intent to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. 12 unique angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the concert, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 4 "Good Life"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

Directed a short video series for Kanye West and Heineken with the intent to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. 12 unique angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the concert, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 5 "I Do It"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

Directed a short video series for Kanye West and Heineken with the intent to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. 12 unique angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the concert, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video art compositions.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Chris Paul "Quick Can't Be Caught" Campaign Pt. 1 "Paint"

Creative Directed by Kenzo Digital

Creative directed the “Quick Can’t Be Caught” campaign for Nike/Jordan Brand at Wieden+Kennedy. The objective was to capture Chris Paul’s lightning pace of play. A series of rapid-fire, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them 5 second spots were created and loaded into the timeslot of a normal, 15 second TV ad. Abrupt sound design paired with breakneck shots left viewers in the dust.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Chris Paul "Quick Can't Be Caught" Campaign Pt. 2 "Isolation"

Creative Directed by Kenzo Digital

Creative directed the “Quick Can’t Be Caught” campaign for Nike/Jordan Brand at Wieden+Kennedy. The objective was to capture Chris Paul’s lightning pace of play. A series of rapid-fire, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them 5 second spots were created and loaded into the timeslot of a normal, 15 second TV ad. Abrupt sound design paired with breakneck shots left viewers in the dust.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Chris Paul "Quick Can't Be Caught" Campaign Pt. 3 "Ripped"

Creative Directed by Kenzo Digital

Creative directed the “Quick Can’t Be Caught” campaign for Nike/Jordan Brand at Wieden+Kennedy. The objective was to capture Chris Paul’s lightning pace of play. A series of rapid-fire, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them 5 second spots were created and loaded into the timeslot of a normal, 15 second TV ad. Abrupt sound design paired with breakneck shots left viewers in the dust.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Chris Paul "Quick Can't Be Caught" Campaign Pt. 4 "Break"

Creative Directed by Kenzo Digital

Creative directed the “Quick Can’t Be Caught” campaign for Nike/Jordan Brand at Wieden+Kennedy. The objective was to capture Chris Paul’s lightning pace of play. A series of rapid-fire, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them 5 second spots were created and loaded into the timeslot of a normal, 15 second TV ad. Abrupt sound design paired with breakneck shots left viewers in the dust.

City of God's Son

Directed & Produced by Kenzo Digital

City of God’s Son is an audio-driven cinematic experience built from a vast, recontextualized archive of sampled media. A feature length film made with a microphone instead of a camera, the story follows three young men growing up in a crime-ridden city deep within a mythical jungle. Thematically, it experiments with the gangster archetype in contemporary media, weaving musical history and crime-film
symbolism into an operatic saga founded on brotherhood and survival.

City of God’s Son was released to critical acclaim from the Huffington Post, Kanye West, Complex Magazine, The Fader Magazine, and The Creator’s Project.

The project features the voices of Nas, Jay-Z, Ghostface, The Notorious B.I.G., Raekwon, Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Delroy Lindo, and Al Pacino, as well as original narration by legendary soul singer Joe Bataan and music production by Kenzo Digital.

"Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer" Documentary

Produced by Kenzo Digital & Charlie Ahearn

Co-produced the documentary Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer.

Directed by Charlie Ahearn ("Wild Style"), the film retraces the life of photographer Jamel Shabazz, whose book Back In The Days is universally regarded as one of the definitive portraits of the hip hop generation. Interviews with legendary artists like Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Bobbito Love, and KRS One, as well as conversations with Shabazz’s subjects, reveal the stories behind images that have come to define hip hop in its formative days.

G-Shock: Dee & Ricky "Super Ultra Kara-tay"

Directed & Produced by Kenzo Digital

Directed Super Ultra Kara-Tay, a stop-motion short for Casio to launch a special edition G-Shock watch designed by fashion upstarts Dee & Ricky. A send-up of 8-bit video games and old school kung-fu movies, Super Ultra Kara-Tay stars Dee & Ricky as students who must defend their master’s temple against a nefarious villain and his pack of deadly assassins.

Dee & Ricky "Super Happy Fun Time Show" Teaser

Directed & Produced by Kenzo Digital

Directed Super Happy Fun Time, a stop-motion short that dives into the uncanny, Lego-filled universe of designers Dee & Ricky.

Vote Obama

Directed & Produced by Kenzo Digital.

Directed Vote Obama, a response to Will.I.Am’s austere “Yes We Can” video. Created with friends who wanted to capture Barack Obama’s message of Hope and Change in a way that resonated with American youth culture.

The video was released a week before Obama was announced as the Democratic nominee, and was supported/distributed by the Obama campaign. It features cameos from Kanye West, Jay-Z, Shepard Fairey, Chris Brown, Fab 5 Freddy, The Black Eyed Peas, Consequence, Daedelus, and more.