Kent was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa, and graduated from Drake University with a a BFA in Advertising Design.
From 1963 to 1969, Kent was an Industrial Designer for Masonite/Marlite Corporation in St. Charles, IL. Since 1969, Kent has been Design Director and Design Consultant for a leading manufacturer of retail store equipment. Effective 4/25/17, Kent had retired from the corporate world and is devoting his time to his photography. Kent lives in Omaha, NE with his wife Stephanie and 2 incredibly smart and beautiful Goldendoodles, Lucy and Ethel. Kent’s passion is Fine Art Photography, creating unique and extraordinary images from the ordinary, with a particular emphasis on automobiles.
Kent credits his design sense to 2 Drake professionals, Florence Kawa and Richard Black.