Kern Studios

Rooted in the unique Mardi Gras culture of New Orleans, Kern Studios is the go-to company for all major Mardi Gras “Krewes.” For Mardi Gras alone, Kern builds over 400 floats annually; that’s 70% of all carnival floats in Orleans parish. Since 1932, their tight-knit, family-owned business has expanded into one of the leading makers of parades, custom props and sculptures, themed environments and spectacular 3D outdoor billboards and advertising props, serving nationwide clients such as Universal Studios, Disney, M&M Mars and Chick-fil-A.

Much like their clientele, Kern Studios wanted to build a new, custom website from scratch to better showcase their abilities and offerings, and add a new rentals section of their website to cater to event planners and coordinators. We collaborated with their in-house design and marketing team to shift their online presence to a modern, geometric holding area to contrast and highlight the wildly imaginative, organic forms of the different sculptures, floats, and environments in their portfolio. The new rentals section houses a large collection of available sculptures and props to browse, filter, and search. Utilizing Pinterest and/or an on-site favoriting system, the new website makes planning your next out-of-this-world event so incredibly easy.

Responsive Website

Launch Site