Kenji The Intersection Ticket (Copy)

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Kenji

 

Summers started his career in the advertising industry with a deep understanding of the
roadblocks and opportunities facing aspiring marketers from marginalized backgrounds. In
2008, he and Lincoln Stephens co-founded the acclaimed Marcus Graham Project, an initiative
most noted for its iCR8 Bootcamp, an annual initiative where young professionals launch their
own marketing agency in Dallas, Texas and work with non-profits, large corporations and
startups.

By 2011, Summers found inspiration for his next venture from a Pharrell verse in Lupe Fiasco’s
“Paris, Tokyo” remix and launched Passport Life (fka Passport Project). In an effort to enable
international travel for underresourced American youth, Passport Life helped facilitate trips for
many young Americans, notably youth poet laureate Ish Islam and Bryan Blue, an
internationally-heralded fine artist who most recently designed a highligh sought after sneaker
with NIKE’s Jordan Brand. The initiative brought accolades to Kenji such as becoming the
inaugural recipient of Aspen Ideas Festival’s Davis Fellowship in 2015.

Now, as founder and principal of Future Current, Summers has combined his philosophy of
“future thinking, current action” to guide brands towards their destiny — one that exists between
collision and compassion. He also runs the Free Peace, an objects & garments brand built off of
peaceful living. Recently, he held a lecture at The New School: Parson’s School of Design with
Randall “Sickamore” Medford, explaining Future Current’s proprietary brand architecture
framework and model.

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