Kenneth & KT met at a Parkrose Community Event in 2014 where she was representing US Bank and Kenneth was promoting his previous art print business ‘FivePoint Collective’. Their paths crossed many times afterwards as they were both serving on boards of local organizations – community activism is important to both of them. Immediately drawn to his talent, KT contacted Kenneth and began featuring his artwork on the walls of her branch. Since leaving the bank in 2016 to pursue an MBA and now a Portland proper resident herself, Kenneth and KT decided to join forces and utilize his artistic talent and her marketing skills to create ‘Place & Time’.
Kenneth Poirier is a Portland based graphic designer and illustrator. Born and raised in Portland, he graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Oregon State University in 2005. Kenneth currently is a freelance graphic designer specializing in locally based companies, including the Portland Rose Festival. Over the past 6 years Kenneth has also worked as a graphic designer on various television and feature film productions for TNT, NBC and Fox Searchlight Pictures, including Leverage, Grimm, The Librarians, and Wild. A Jack of all trades, Sir Kenneth also DJ’s weddings and runs the photobooth business ‘Portland Exposure’.
Kenneth’s solo artist career grew out of a love of classic advertising – specifically the tourism push of 100 years ago that encouraged brand building for cities and destinations. What began primarily as a side project, his artwork has now grown into a freestanding business which compliments his professional endeavors.
After growing up in Germany, KT Goeke moved to the Portland/Vancouver area when she was 11. She graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Psychology & Drama in 2008 and spent the next eight years in Seattle before moving back home to Portland, OR. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and diverse communities her entire life has fostered a love for everything that tells the local story. It’s like being part of an inside joke – it’s special to those that have experienced it. That said, she strongly admires the simultaneous professionalism and playfulness to Kenneth’s work and enjoys collaborating on ideas for new projects/prints/etc.
Her eight years of experience managing retail branches for US Bank provided her the foundation to confidently work with customers, business owners, and community leaders. KT is currently continuing her education and pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. As an advocate for his work before they even started in this venture together, KT is elated to be able to help bring it to the spotlight where it belongs.