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let me introduce myself...

CMYKennedy Designs is a Boston based small business run by artist, illustrator, designer, jewelry maker, and Jill-of-All-Trades Marissa Kennedy (she/her). Starting in 2014 after graduating with an Advertising major and Art minor from Suffolk University, she has spent nearly the last decade making silly, fun art as well as home decor and jewelry with glitter, pearls, and cute stuff for grrrls! She can be found most weekends slinging her goods and vending at Boston area flea markets, vintage markets, and pop up shops. 

ok but like, have you always been this cool?


OK but really, my career as an artist began all the way back in the days of my childhood. As a baby I would get put in a laundry basket with paper and markers and would not move from that spot for hours. As a tween, I would spend hours watching up and coming artists and animators as a kid on OG Cartoon Network drawing along with the shows, dreaming one day maybe I could do that too. In High School, I actually got onto Homecoming Court for painting our entire parade float with a Monopoly theme. In college I earned a major and minor degree in three years, wanting nothing more than to better my life by becoming a "real" artist. Now in my late 30s, I just get better and weirder with each passing year.

THE name: WHAT does it mean?

The CMYK acronym stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key: those are the colors used in the printing process. A printing press uses dots of ink to make up the image from these four colours.

‘Key’ actually means black. It’s called Key because it’s the main colour used to determine the image outcome. Black ink provides depth and shading, whereas the other colours create different colours on the spectrum depending on how they are mixed. For example, cyan and yellow create a green when one is overlaid on the other.

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