Peter Kemble was born in New York City and grew up in Bedford, NY. He graduated from Trinity College and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and also attended Rhode Island School of Design and took workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He worked for architectural firms in Boston and Cambridge, taught at the Boston Architectural Center, and participated in juries of student work at RISD, SUNY Purchase, MIT, and the Massachusetts College of Art. He headed his Cambridge graphic design firm, Designs & Devices, from 1969 to 2005. He now lives in western Massachusetts.
He has had a lifelong interest in art, architecture, and design. His goal is to use color, form, transparency, and three-dimensionality in drawings and prints which have elements of play, surprise, and mystery.