The KC Creativity and Faith Missional Network is a diverse citywide network of Jesus followers who are connecting their creativity and faith with God's mission. This network is focused on both local and global mission in the context of creativity and faith. You will be encouraged by others who are on the journey of missional faith and creativity.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT
The Sending Project
Ken Westphal was born and raised in the Midwest. By the time he was in high school he found that he excelled in the arts: art, music and drama. For college he chose to study "Advertising & Editorial Art" at the University of Kansas. He graduated in 1978
After receiving his degree, Ken worked in the art departments of Maritz Motivation in St Louis, the Kansas City Star and Triad Productions (an illustration/design studio) before beginning his years as a freelance illustrator in 1983. Over the course of his freelance career, Ken worked for a variety of clients, both large and small, secular & Christian. His clients have included American Airlines, Cheetos, Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine.
In 2003 Ken joined Kid Stuff Marketing in Topeka as Senior Product Designer (designing toys for kids meals) and in 2012 took a position at Softek Solutions as their Art Director and currently Creative Director.
In 2010, Ken revisited his love of music performance, forming the band Hard@Play. Hard@Play is rooted in the bands of the 70s: early Chicago, BS&T, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder and more. They have been performing in and around Kansas City since 2011.
For the past 5 years Ken has rediscovered his love of photography and has become an avid photographer. He and his wife live in Prairie Village, where they raised their family.