A lady from England and a fellow from Ohio got together in Miami and created Kerry Jenkins fifty some odd years ago. Some state he is the oddest of their three children.
Beginning with a Halloween carnival poster contest in third grade, Kerry was tempted by the notion of a career in graphic design. He then pursued caricature drawing in high school, with his algebra teacher as an (unbeknownst) model. Kerry followed up his high school slog by earning two degrees in his subject of interest. He then officially began work as a graphic designer.
Soon, he started a studio in Johnson City, Tennessee—Great Scott Design—using his middle name in the title. (Great Kerry Design just didn’t have the same ring.)
More than 12 years of award-winning success with his business partner and soul mate, Sherry, followed.
Kerry felt his career choice was a wise one—a continuing visual oeuvre with very little math involved. But then he thought, “What if I could teach others contemplating the same career?” After earning his third degree from East Tennessee State University, Kerry penned a few letters to see what his future might hold.
A quick response landed him an opportunity. Kerry is in his second position as Associate Professor of Graphic Design, this time at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia. Check out what Kerry and his students are up to now!
The story (to date) of Kerry Scott Jenkins
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