William Erwin Quest Kennelly



New York University 2015 – 2017

Interactive Telecommunications Program

Masters of Professional Studies


University of Hawaii at Manoa 1997 – 2000

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelors of Fine Arts


University of Colorado at Boulder 1995 – 1996

College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts




Lecturer 8/2017 – Present

Hawaii Pacific University

Teach university level classes in digital multimedia as part of full time university faculty.  Instruct students in the use of After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Blender 3D and other content creation software.  Teach 3D animation, 2D animation, motion graphics, VFX, compositing, graphic design, video editing, video production, and multimedia content creation.  Create and execute programs of instruction for undergraduate and graduate courses. Create syllabi, course materials, and course proposals. Attend faculty meetings, serve on thesis committee, participate in student functions, and conduct directed studies.  


Member Manager 10/2008 – Present

Blue Water Multimedia LLC

Manage and operate a full featured multimedia company. Create high quality multimedia products for broadcast television, and web. 3D animation, 2D animation, VFX, motion graphics, architectural visualization, industrial visualization, medical visualization, video production, video editing,  web development, virtual reality development, iPhone app development, etc.


Instructor 9/2012 – 5/2015

Hawaii Pacific University

Create and execute program of instruction for digital multimedia courses.  Lecture and instruct college students in the use of After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, and Blender 3D.  Teach graphic design, video editing, motion graphics, VFX , compositing, 3D animation, and multimedia content creation.


CGI Artist 12/2007-10/2008

Blue Water Multimedia LLC

Create high quality multimedia products for broadcast television and web. 3D animation, VFX, motion graphics, Architectural visualization, industrial visualization, production, video edits, websites, iPhone apps, etc.


ESL Teacher and Executive Assistant 6/2005-12/2007

Hawaii Seminar Japanese Language School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Teach English to ESL students of various ages and abilities. Tailor individual, and group courses for children, and adults. Design and publish course materials.


CGI Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer and Multimedia Artist 2/2003-12/2007

Freelance, Honolulu Hawaii

Create 3D assets, artwork, photo prints, logos, stationery, layouts, brochures, business cards, websites, digital content, video presentations, characters and animations. 2D and 3D content creation.


CGI Artist 11/2005-6/2007

Cause and F(x) Pictures, Honolulu, Hawaii

Created and animated 3D characters, objects and special effects for film and television as part of a production pipeline.


Skills Trainer 11/2003-12/2006

Hawaii Behavioral Health LLC, Honolulu Hawaii

Worked directly with special needs students in classroom and community settings. Facilitated the improvement of verbal, reading, math, problem solving, and real-life skills in accordance with Individual Education Plans. Provided 1:1 Adult support to Hawaii’s ASD/SMR population.


Information Technology Technician and Part Time Teacher 1//2004-5//2005

Palolo Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Taught elementary school students general computer skills in a program that emphasized literacy and keyboarding. Acquired, repaired, and installed workstations for the school through government programs and private donation. Administered computer laboratories, network hubs, and individual workstations on campus. Provided general technical support, and instruction to teachers and students.


Gallery Associate 6/2002-7/2003

Lacy Primitive and Fine Art LLC, Los Angeles, California

Conceived and implemented an image-based computer cataloging system to identify and track a rotating collection of diverse artworks ranging from contemporary paintings to ancient artifacts. Organized and updated a mailing list of over 6000 households. Fulfilled all graphic design needs for the gallery including nationally circulated print advertisements. Orchestrated gallery openings and special events involving hundreds of guests, food and beverage service, valet parking, etc. Accountable for daily operations including but not limited to: sales, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bookkeeping, payroll, reception, consignment, P.R. and correspondence.


Artistic Subcontractor 1/2001 – 5/2002

Rick Mills Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii

Assisted in the production, installation, and removal of various artworks. Executed precise and demanding work in glass, concrete and metal. Prepared images in Photoshop for television production. Reorganized and updated extensive slide library. Photographed media for slide presentations.


Administrative Assistant 5/2001-5/2002

Country Brokers, Hanalei, Hawaii

Organized, sorted and repaired physical real estate and business transaction data dated 1980 through 2002. General reception and clerical duties. Photographed and posted images of real estate listings to internet sites. Computer and network troubleshooting.


Medical Data Entry 7/2000-8/2000

Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Helped to resolve a serious backlog in patient billing. Entrusted to handle, transport and record confidential operating room records for a major metropolitan hospital. Medical data entry using ORSOS III. Patient billing using SDK. General clerical duties.


Expanded Arts Computer Laboratory 1998-2002

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

Assisted students with a variety of programs in a multi-platform computer laboratory. Secured computer  laboratory and facilitated video equipment loans. Handled daily computer and network troubleshooting. Demonstrated 2D and 3D graphics software for students and faculty.




Golden Key National Honors Society

Hawaii Association of Media Arts


Blender 3D

Softimage XSI

Cinema 4D

Autodesk Maya

Pixologic Zbrush

Unity Game Engine

Unreal Game Engine

Autodesk Fusion 360



Substance 3D

Crazy Bump

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Animate

Adobe Character Animator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Dreamweaver

Toonboom Harmony

Microsoft Office Suite


P5 Editor

Sublime Text

Wacom Utility




Makerbot 3D Printer

Ultimaker 3D Printer

Lulzbot 3D Printer

Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer

Othermill CNC Router

Techno CNC Router

Roland 4-Axis CNC Router

Epilog Laser Cutter

Skanect 3D Scanner




Orbital Sustainability  2017

Interactive VR exhibition of current and speculative space launch systems

Concept, direction, execution and user testing.


Interactive VR Project A 2017

Proprietary interactive VR work for Con Edison NY

Concept, direction, execution and user testing.


Interactive VR Project B 2017

Proprietary interactive VR work for Con Edison NY

Concept, direction, execution and user testing.


Vertigo 2017

VR game; users leverage spatial awareness against innate acrophobia and basophobia to navigate novel 3D environments.

Concept, direction, execution and user testing.


Launch  2016

Ultra-wide HD Short Film, Big Screens at IAC, NYC, Expanded Cinema Show at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, NYC

Collaborator: Fengyuan Zhu


Stellar Forensics 2016

Exhibition of supernovae research created in collaboration with the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at NYU

Created all scientific visualizations, designed and fabricated laser-cut acrylic led-lit signage, and modular projection table.

Collaborators: Or Graur, Yue Zhang, Chelsea J Pfohl, Jessica Dutcher, Jennifer Tis


Ephemera 2015

HD short film utilizing prototype device for movement visualization.

Performance by Thea Rae

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