Jim Bodor, Managing Director, Digital Product Strategy - Harvard Business Review
Ken is a digital designer who looks far beyond the task immediately in front of him, but rather is a keen observer of digital trends. He was among the first designers within the news industry to recognize the value of a hyperlocal focus on news, starting his own hyper-local site in his own hometown -- a trend much larger news entities jumped onto much later. More recently, he designed an elegant mobile solution for Telegram.com, finding a way to incorporate user commenting into the limited space of a mobile experience. Ken is thoughtful, creative and productive, with strong architectural skills and a sharp eye for visual design, too. I wish I had an opening right now to add him to our team.
Mark Henderson, Publisher - Worcester Sun
As Online Director at the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass., Ken MacGray worked for me for from 2009 to 2014. Ken's title was Lead Site Producer, but the title does not do justice to the full range of his skills. Recognizing the talent and care Ken devoted to design projects he quickly became our lead designer, as well. Ken has a unique ability to create effective, eye-pleasing designs for digital and print, which is a true talent. Ken's ability to create cross-platform design made him the caretaker of our brand imaging. In addition, Ken matched his eye for design with a keen understanding of user experience and the technical ability to realize that vision. Throughout my years with the New York Times Company, of which the T&G was a part, I knew of no other individual who offers the combination of sophisticated design and technical aptitude. I would work with Ken again without reservation or hesitation.
Miles Prunier, Programmer
For nearly a decade I worked closely with Ken at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and I was impressed with how, time after time, he succeeded in producing highly creative designs that supported the needs of each new project. When beginning a project, Ken always listened carefully to the ideas of the stakeholders and he asked the right questions to ensure the job started off on the right foot and stayed on track. This attention to detail and Ken's flair for design would make him a valuable contributor to any organization in need of a designer.