i’m kenT and i’m an artist.  but not the tortured kind.  i’m on a mission to make the walls of your home, office or secret lair as colorfully composed as you are.

you can purchase original work or buy my book right here, or you can find pieces through some of the great companies i work with like cb2, gilt.com, luluandgeorgia, and denydesgin.com

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nobull project art work trainers

cb2 original works on canvas

lulu + georgia prints on canvas and paper

gilt.com exclusive offerings on canvas



with some energetic, step off the edge of the cliff, forward thinking companies. the nobull project x kent youngstrom trainers drop in london england this week.  the list also includes hygge + west on wallpaper for cb2 as well as four new original canvas paintings now available with cb2  .  a new line of prints on canvas with lulu and georgia. and perhaps my favorite collaboration will be announced this summer in partnership with one of my favorite everyday wearable items.  stay on your toes.

you can also find original paintings at gilt.com and prints of my work on canvas, paper and home goods at target.com, denydesign, icanvasart, jaxsonrea, minted, urban outfitters, and allmodern.


is a pop top energy drink spiked with caffeine laden words that are calming to the soul,while at the same time capable of spurring volcanic eruptions of energy and frenzied moments of accomplishment.

this book will remind you that you have the power to make art – and create all kinds of exciting surprises in your life – right now, today. what’s the hold up? why wait? grab your tools and create.

-alexandra franzen


your art shouldn’t match your sofa – but if you are desperately seeking silver to go with the new pillows you just bought – i can help.  i can accommodate most special requests on a commission. i promise to make it easy. and you will get more than you expect.


take me to the shop.  show me the work.  let me see what ya’ got.


i have strong opinions on stupid things.  things like baseball managers wearing uniforms, anxious group boarding passengers, and well a few things that may be relevant to getting things done in a sufficient manner.  read them here.



  • so, you want to take your secret passion (writing, painting, cupcake baking) and make it your full time gig? except it’s really hard and scary to actually, you know, do that? kenT understands your pain and that’s why he wrote this book. read it and then follow kenT’s wise advice: “don’t wait. every day you […]

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  • be something. if you want to make something sent me directly from the pages to my work station to knock out my next big thing.  there was no stopping and no taking the exit ramp. it was straight racing fuel to get accelorate me through my next project.

    bradford shellhammer, named one of the ‘100 most creative people in business’ by fast company, founder fab.com / bezar.com - www.bezar.com

  • be something. if you want to make something not only kickstarted my creative engine, but it set me on a new trajectory to lead my team by being the designer, leader, and person that I was created to be. listen to kenT – he knows – and lives – what he’s talking about.

    ryan hollingsworth, desing + communications elevation church, charlotte, nc - www.elevationchurch.org

  • the single most creative person i know.  he just happens to not be crazy.  imagine that.  read this book.

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  • you want to be an artist? the untortured kind? then you might  want to sit + read + listen to kenT youngstrom’s startling advice about what it takes to be . . . an artist. and then get off your duff and do it! I chatted with kenT when he was starting out and selling […]

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