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Darren Kuhnau

I started Eleven Studio when I moved to Florida after living and working in New York City for over 20 years. In 2000, I got my MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. After working in publishing and branding, I started a 12 year career with L'Oreal USA. My first 7 years were with the Kiehl's Since 1851 brand, where I designed store windows, marketing materials, seasonal animations, and international retail stores (including stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Paris, Stockholm, and Dallas). I rounded out my time at Kiehl's as Art Director in charge of all packaging.

In 2010 I became the Creative Director for Ralph Lauren Fragrances where I worked with executive management to steer the vision and identify of the brand. Managing a team of in-house designers, as well as external creative agencies, I executed everything from the designs of the fragrance bottles themselves, to airport promotional pop-ups, advertising, and even the gifts-with-purchase used to entice fragrance customers.

While at Eleven Studio, I have worked primarily with beauty clients in New York City, including Kevyn Aucoin Beauty and Ralph Lauren Fragrances. I have also done work with Avon 39, the march to end breast cancer, as well as other clients. I look forward to expanding my scope of work, both locally in North Florida, as well as maintaining my national presence.