VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Kelly is currently a senior in the Art Direction track of VCU’s Creative Advertising program. Graphic design is one of her main focuses but she works in various other mediums as well. Kelly previously served as Editor In Chief of INK Magazine, an award winning biannual arts and culture publication in Richmond. During her tenure, she was involved in every aspect of publication including producing illustrations, writing articles, directing photoshoots, and working closely with the design staff. Kelly stepped down from INK last summer to focus on completing her senior year portfolio. In addition to graphic design, she incorporates both analog and digital illustrations, photography, and copywriting into her integrated advertising campaigns.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Arlington VA and now live in Richmond VA
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl, sometimes to a fault
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher, both Carrie and her character mean a lot to me
Pan’s Labyrinth and Amélie
FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Broad City or Black Mirror
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Anything from the blues to experimental ambiance
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Tumblr or Instagram which I often use for moodboards
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Frida Kahlo. Her fearless sense of self inspires me not only as an artist but as a woman.
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
The Trevor Project focuses on suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Going to concerts. Live music is a very grounding and cathartic experience.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Writing or elementary art education
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
What is past is prologue.