Who We Are

Kern Design Group is a strategic design firm whose capabilities include corporate identity, corporate communications, package design, brand identity and promotional materials. At Kern we work directly with our clients, eliminating intervening layers of account management. This direct collaboration has proven to efficiently deliver distinctive and highly effective design solutions.

Kern was founded by John Ferris, whose widely varied design career has encompassed projects ranging from corporate annual reports to toy packaging. Before Kern, John was a member of North Castle Design, working for clients such as Jim Beam Brands and People’s Bank. John has also held positions at Alexander Isley Inc., where he created designs for Animal Planet, Toys R’ Us and Liberty Science Center, and Larsen Design + Interactive, where he worked for clients including 3M, Imation, and Novellus Systems. John’s work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Graphis, HOW Magazine and Graphic Design: USA. John holds a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.