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Kendra Lively

After gaining a decade of experience as a Creative Director, Kendra joined Phase 3 with the acquisition of Brand Fever in 2015. The lynchpin of the Phase 3 creative team, she guides projects from beginning to end, overseeing design innovation and execution to ensure it solves the defined business problem through creative excellence. With expertise in branding, integrated marketing campaigns, design systems and user interfaces, Kendra is a talented leader who inspires work that is individually motivating and collectively influential.

OnBranding Episode 37: Gunshow, Kevin Gillespie

Among his many accolades – award-winning chef, innovative restaurateur, cookbook author, and reality television alum – Kevin Gillepsie’s real claim to fame is an unwavering commitment to being true to himself.

In a landscape where authenticity has shifted from a meaningful description of a brand to an often overused buzzword, Kevin has managed to infuse an indisputable genuineness into each and every one of his ventures.

After receiving critical acclaim as the chef of the upscale Woodfire Grill, Kevin’s first solo restaurant endeavor, Gunshow, was launched in an effort to provide an innovative dining experience without exclusivity or pretension. Revival, his newest pursuit, takes this concept even further: serving family-stile Southern Sunday supper like Kevin used to eat at his grandmother’s house.

In this episode of OnBranding, Kevin reflects on how his working-class Georgia upbringing inspires him, balancing artistry and business acumen, and how a quiet introvert became a “Top Chef” fan favorite.