Representing your authentic self in digital spaces 

Friday, November 18, 2022

A collage of Bitmoji portraits incorporating accessibility devices

For David Kennedy (BMath ’02), vice-president and co-founder of the digital avatar company Bitmoji, the ways people represent themselves and identify online should be about empowerment and breaking free of constraints.  

“The genesis of the idea for Bitmoji is that we wanted to fill a gap in digital communication,” Kennedy said. “That gap is you. The people that you send messages to are the most important people in your life. What Bitmoji does is it actually puts you into those messages. It makes you feel closer to the people you are communicating with.”  

To read more about David Kennedy, Bitmoji, and his connection to Waterloo, check out the article in this fall's University of Waterloo Magazine. 

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