William Kennelly M.P.S.

College of Liberal Arts - Department of Communication


Graduate Education:


Web Page, Digital/Multimedia, and Information Resources Design

New York University


Undergraduate Education:


Fine Arts Glass

University of Hawaii at Manoa


William Erwin Quest Kennelly earned his undergraduate degree in fine arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Specializing in glass sculpture he also created artworks in wood, metal, ceramic, and mixed media.  Following graduation from UH Manoa in 2000 Quest worked as a gallerist in Los Angeles specializing in primitive artworks and contemporary painting.  Moving back to Oahu in 2003 he worked in two 3D animation and VRX studio startups before becoming a partner at Blue Water Multimedia LLC; which he currently owns and operates.   


In 2012 Quest taught his first motion graphics class at HPU.  He would return to teach two classes per semester until 2015 when he applied and was accepted into the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School at New York University.  During his time at ITP NYU Quest researched and developed a wide variety of interactive digital multimedia projects.  His thesis project leveraged Oculus virtual reality hardware and the Unity game engine to create an interactive exhibition of current and speculative space launch systems.  While in New York he screened an extra large format 3D animated short at the Big Screens event at IAC and the EXPANDED CINEMA, VOL. 2 exhibition at Made in NY Media Center by IFP.


Quest’s research interests are centered around 3D modeling, 3D animation, scientific visualization, digital fabrication, virtual reality, and augmented reality.  Quest is a world traveler, hiker, and scuba diver.


Courses Commonly Taught:

Undergraduate: Foundations in Multimedia, Point Shoot Edit, Design Systems and Portfolio, Web Interface Design, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design Studio, Advanced Web Design, Advanced Motion Graphics, Seminar in Multimedia


Graduate: Digital Graphic Design

William Kennelly

Assistant Professor

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