Admissions Team

Kristopher Jones

Director of Talent Acquisition/Student Engagement

Employment History

  • Admissions Officer at Kendall College of Art and Design since 2007
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at Kendall College of Art and Design 2005-2007
  • Professional Instructor at Home School Connection 2004-2005
  • Private Art Tutor 2004-2005

Educational Background

  • M.F.A, Drawing, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, 2007
  • B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2004

Best Achievement

I married the love of my life.

Favorite Artist

Matthew Ritchie

Top 3 favorite works of art

  • Nathan Heuer, â??Bridgeâ?�
  • Kelly Allen, â??Intention, Response, Forgivenessâ?�
  • Kris and Jessica Jones, â??Hazelâ?�

Creative philosophy


Favorite quote

â??Mystery is the great embarrassment to the modern mind.â?� â?? Flannery Oâ??Connor

Favorite KCAD fact

The comb-over quotient of this institution is surprisingly low.

Who do you think every KCAD student should meet?

Professor Deborah Rockman. I came to study with her specifically and strongly believe she is the best studio instructor I have ever met.

Best kept secret about Grand Rapids

Fulton Street Farmers Market.

Favorite medium and why

I prefer drawing because of the immediacy of pulling a line.

Which art book would you recommend to students?

â??Walking on Water,â?� by Madeline Lâ??Engle.

What is the one thing you do not feel should be represented in a portfolio review?

I think I am immediately put off by an attitude of entitlement or Manga.

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