Sean comes from a fine arts background, and incorporates those sensibilities into the work he produces. Design was an early passion – producing his first corporate logo at the age of 11 (Computer Cable Company, which is still used by the firm to this day) only whet his appetite for the industry.
He attended New England College and then the University of Southern Maine, where he began his career in design even before graduating.
Moving to Chicago in 1995, Sean worked as a freelance designer in the local music and entertainment industry – designing album cover art and promotional materials for area theatre, music and nonprofit groups. Sean then worked for Kristal, Ltd., designing packaging, brochures and ad specialties on projects for United Airlines and the Chicago Bulls, among others. Later, he went on staff with the Democratic Party of Illinois producing political materials that helped numerous legislators win elections. He eventually led the Chicago design office of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.
In 2000, Sean moved to Portland, Maine to work on the Portland Opera Repertory Theatre account. There he met a seasoned veteran of the advertising world, and together they opened SuiteOne Design Group, which saw tremendous growth in a very short period of time. Four years later, Sean began Bydand Marketing and Design, enabling him to design visually communicative materials that work; calling on traditional design and advertising methods augmented by new techniques, ideas and media types.
Sean specializes in developing corporate identification and branding, packaging design, brochure, design, direct mail design, print and online ad design and website development. While at Bydand Marketing, Sean continued to hone his design abilities and developed skills in radio and television ad production, “back-end” website languages development (ASP, ASP.net, PHP) and social media management. Sean’s work began attracting the attention of a number of Boston-based companies and his client base began to spread throughout the United States and abroad.
In 2013, Sean Tenner and Sean Gordon created a creative partnership to enhance KNI Communications.
Sean has done work for numerous clients, including: