Scott Kuykendall, Oxygen Design
Scott Kuykendall

Scott Kuykendall is a native Texan and holds a BFA degree in Design Communication from Texas Tech University. Starting his career as an advertising agency art director in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Scott continued his education at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Receiving a Fellowship grant after his first term, he transferred to its campus in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva, earning an Honors BFA Degree in Graphics and Packaging Design.

On graduating from Art Center Europe, Scott was asked to teach design and typography there, and followed that up by working in London, creating corporate branding and packaging. After returning to the United States to live and work in a Connecticut suburb of New York City, Scott established Oxygen Design, creating print and web design for publishing, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, insurance, retail import, nonprofit and small business clients.

Scott’s design work has been recognized by the Connecticut Art Director’s Club, Print Magazine, HOW Magazine, the AR100 Annual Report Award Show, and the Connecticut League of Historical Organizations.

While in Connecticut, Scott’s renovation of his 1913 Arts and Crafts home on the shore of Long Island Sound led to an interest in historic preservation. He subsequently served as a board member, then as President of the Norwalk Historical Society, working at the time with a grant from CT Humanities to organize a strategic master plan for the nonprofit.

Scott’s interest in historic preservation has led to an expansion of his portfolio of capabilities, most recently in a series of interpretive exhibits, signage and website design for museum and historic sites in New England.

Scott is also a fine artist and landscape painter. He is fascinated by the Pacific Northwest, where he finds inspiration in the wild places where the land meets the water. His paintings can be seen at colorofwhite.com.


I have been working with Scott for several years now creating interpretive signage for numerous historic sites and exhibition panels. Scott's attention to detail and creative instinct is unparalleled.He is attentive and responsive to not only the specific needs and directives of a project, but also listens to creative input and suggestions; he is happy to discuss alternative directions and is flexible when the inevitable stick is placed into the spoke (as it has been more than once during the COVID-19 pandemic). His eye for design and use of color has enhanced the effectiveness of many panels and the subtle details that he finds add visual interest and intrigue which helps to accent and underline the research and history presented. I would highly recommend him.

Daryn Reyman-Lock
Owner at Sawdust and Strata, Historic Preservation Specialist, Museum Consultant, Public Historian

Scott is a tremendous artist - creative, professional, and easy to work with. He designed a webpage for our museum, has designed posters and flyers for a big exhibit. It has been a true pleasure working with him and I recommend him highly.

Wendell Willis Livingston
Independent Museums and Institutions Professional

I had the opportunity to refer one of my coaching clients to Scott while she was developing branding for her jewelry business. She had tried other graphic designers before meeting Scott, but realized that he 'got' her in a way that others had not.

Jane Pollak
Nationally Recognized Artist | Certified Coach | Author | Blogger | Lifestyle Entrepreneur

I had the privilege of serving on the board of directors of the Norwalk Historical Society with Scott and his expertise in web design and email marketing has elevated the organization’s presence and message at a critical time in our evolution. Under Scott’s leadership, the Society’s board engaged in a lengthy strategic planning process to further define our mission and long range goals. Coupled with the web and social media presence that Scott initiated, we gained momentum on that plan with our existing members, as well as expanding our membership, programming and audience.

Suzanne Betts
Product Manager - Fintech

Scott has successfully developed advertising and brand campaigns for a wide range of clients. He has the unique ability capture the essence of a company's identity, value proposition and product offering. Having served as a creative director myself, I can absolutely recommend Scott to deliver a tasteful, quality product that accomplishes your marketing needs on time.

Robert Campbell
R.J. Campbell Consulting

Scott has diverse communications and design skills. He can work across a wide range of specialities including; packaging, advertising, editorial and promotion work. Scott is excellent at integrating solutions across platforms. I recommend Scott for getting great results on time.

Dr. James Gregory
Managing Intangible Assets for Value Creation

Scott is an inspired designer. He can transform a commercial concept to the level of art. We worked together on several projects, including a series of promotional mailers for my business which won a Connecticut Art Directors Club award.

Tod Bryant
Principle at Heritage Resources

As the Director of the Norwalk Parking Authority I hired Scott to design map kiosks for the South Norwalk Railroad Station and the Maritime Garage. The maps were colorfully coordinated to help a visitor to navigate finding restaurants, retail locations as well as other business in the urban area. Scott worked as part of a team to create this useful visitor map. He was able to quickly design a useful public product from conceptual ideas.

Kathryn Hebert
President and CEO TPMConnect - Driven to create a better future through community-based solutions, advocacy, and connected technology

Scott executed all the design on a public event project that was dramatic and compelling and was the signature communication device in a city-wide Arts Commission-sponsored event that covered a significant part of the cityscape. He easily and professionally dealt with changing requirements while still remaining sane in the face of shrinking time deadlines. I would recommend him without hesitation and add that he was a pleasure to work with and I would welcome another chance to work with him on another project.

Ted Burtt
Owner, Burtt & Associates and Marketing and Advertising Consultant

Scott is a gifted and talented creative director. His work is both innovative and sophisticated. Scott is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. He would be a great additional to any successful team.

Paula Shearman
Shopper Marketing Merchandising Lead

Scott is a talented creative director with a skill set that combines old-school creativity while managing current technology in a proficient fashion. He is able to elevate seemingly mundane concepts with compelling use of images and typography while delivering its message in a clean and direct manner. Projects are delivered to our manufacturing facility with no need to call for missing items or incorrect formats, or to offer advice on how to furnish files for production.

Carl Glendening
Sales Executive at Hitchcock Printing & Distribution

Scott and I worked together on projects for the Rowayton Civic Association, including his development of intricate, multimedia Web pages for the RCA Summer Music Festival. His finished work was spot-on and he was always easy and fun to work with.

Joe Carter
Owner, Raise High Construction

Scott is a talented Graphic Designer who listens to you, provides innovative designs and is easy to work with!

Mia Schipani
Passionate Sales, Marketing & PR Professional | Licensed CT Real Estate Salesperson | Residential, Commercial & Investment Properties

Scott has done wonderful work for our company. He is great to work with and we appreciate everything he has done.

Ginger Katz
CEO and Founder of The Courage to Speak® Foundation and Author of Sunny's Story- A Drug Prevention Book

Scott is a terrific designer and team player. He’s very insightful and knowledgeable of trends, and extremely innovative developing concepts and designs that standout and impact the marketplace and results. He’s definitely a valuable addition to a team.

Robyn Imbimbo
Brand Strategist

I have always been impressed with Scott's creativity and his ability to provide great work on-time and on-budget. I look forward to working with him on future projects.

John Conroy
Marketing Director, Oliva Cigars

Scott worked hard to understand my needs and then brought various options for me to consider. This helped me get more than I would have imagined.

Jim Schwarz
Independent Affiliate at Ariel Group

I worked with Scott on both concept development and the graphic design for implementation of an urban wayfinding system designed to provide easy to understand but artistically appealing directional kiosks for tourists. His work was thoughtful, creative and delivered on time and on budget. I would absolutely consider using his firm for future projects and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would recommend his work to anyone in need of creative talent and a respect for deadlines.

Jack Burritt
President, CitiPlan Inc

Scott produced outstanding results in on-line, print and display media for Rowayton Yacht Club at Hickory Bluff. As a Board member I worked closely with Scott to launch the RYC website, then subsequently as Commodore. worked with him to produce booklets, handouts, and display materials. A creative professional delivering quality materials on time and on budget.

Carole Sherwood
Independent Executive Office Professional