Kenji Rodriguez

KENJI RODRIGUEZ is the most “half and half” person you’ll ever meet. Half japanese, half mexican. Half business man, half artist. Half tech, half nature. This makes a very interesting balance, which he reflects in the work he does. Also, food. You’ve got to try his yam-chiladas.

He’s extremely talented, with almost 10 years of experience working in many different areas of the creative and entertainment industry, from stage design and art direction to video production, motion graphics and interactive installations. Having worked for some of thebiggest brands in North America such as, Staples, Epson, Telus, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015, Toyota Scion, Burger King, Redken, MTV Spring Break, Budweiser, Martell, Heineken, RedBull, CMT, Dreamworks, PBS, Hootsuite. He’s passionate about his work, reflected in the fact that he’s never bored, frustrated or annoyed with any projects he puts an eye on. If it doesn’t match his values and beliefs, he just won’t do it. This helps him focus on each project 100%, giving his best to achieve successful results. He’s very tenacious and detail oriented, and will never stop until the job gets done.

Kenji is the creative director and founder of Gamomo Creative Lab Inc. a small motion graphic boutique studio, founded in 2007 in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He’s also a member of Vancouver band Bear Mountain, where he functions as creative director, visual artist and percussionist, where he has had the opportunity to perform on various stages and festivals like, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Sasquatch, Governors Ball, Squamish Fest, Wayhome and many more.

But most of all, Kenji’s known for his big smile and warm hugs, making friends wherever he goes.

See some of Kenji’s motion graphics work in his band’s music video.

Selected Non-FAQs

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

My perfect happiness is being with nature

What is your greatest fear?

To be eaten by a wolf

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Donation

On what occasion do you lie?

Never lie

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

My growing Dad belly

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Awesome, Amazing, Sweet

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife Joanna and our new born child Kin

Which talent would you most like to have?

I’m a good dancer

What is your most treasured possession?

My Life and my Dreams

Who are your favorite writers?

Carlos Castañeda

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Michael Jackson

What turns you on?

Life

What turns you off?

Death

What are your favorite names?

Kin and Sol

What is it that you most dislike?

Badly woken up after a nap

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

WASSSUUUUUUUUUP Homie great to have you back, we have another project for you!

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What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Being honest

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Authority

Which living person do you most admire?

Beeple

What is your greatest extravagance?

My mix culture

What is your current state of mind?

Workaholic

Which living person do you most despise?

Nobody

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Conscious

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Lovely

When and where were you happiest?

At the top of the third lake at Joffre Provincial Park

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Be more tolerant

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Having a Baby

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

An Eagle

Where would you most like to live?

In a beach in Mexico.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Debt

What is your favorite occupation?

Projection Mapping and Visuals

What is your most marked characteristic?

My eyes, long hair, and color skin

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty

Who is your hero of fiction?

Bear Mountain Icosahedron

Who are your heroes in real life?

My Parents

What is your greatest regret?

Not take care of a very good friend

How would you like to die?

Yes of course, eventually

What is your motto?

Faster, Better, Stronger

What is your favorite word?

Neta

What is your least favorite word?

Sooooo

What sound or noise do you love?

Water Streams

What sound or noise do you hate?

Motorcycles

What is your favorite curse word?

A la verga

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Music

What profession would you not like to do?

Oil Drilling