Kent is a new artist mentor this year, specializing in integrative digital design. The son of a blacksmith and an equestrian, Kent grew up on a large farm in New Hampshire. Kent graduated from Brown University in 2001 with concentrations in visual art, philosophy, and pre-medical studies. Soon thereafter, he opened a digital print shop in Pawtucket. In 2003, as a framing experiment, Kent made a handbag from one of his prints and has since made bags for retailers throughout the United States and Asia. As an artist, Kent is interested in merging technology with traditional craft techniques. Kent had a large-scale piece featured in an exhibition as part of Art Basel Miami 2011.