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Hi, I'm Kelly!

From a very young age, I developed a strong appreciation for art and creativity. As several members of my family are artists, many of my most cherished past times included creating different forms of art. It is because of this deep rooted embrace of visual arts and culture that I decided to pursue a career in a creative field. My other interests include, my volunteer work for Furry Friends adoption, photography, interior decorating, up-cycling diy projects and anything involving the beach and salt water.

 
JVS Marketing/Blue Gorilla Digital
Jupiter, FL | 2015-Present

Art Director

As a very small business with multiple facets, every employee wears many hats and contributes to all projects in any way necessary. In addition to creating art and directing associate designers in the creation of campaign assets, I also help out with social media marketing strategies and completion, email blast/landing page code and development as well as reading and understanding google and facebook analytics.




Cotton & Company
Stuart, FL | 2013-2015

Art Director

Contribute to creative meetings and take all aspects of the project from start to finish. Create print specification sheets and work with print vendors to ensure high-quality deliverables get to the client on deadline. Required to go on press checks. Create photoshoot shot lists for projects I oversee. Design layouts and graphics for project while directing freelancers on designs and photo editing.

Junior Art Director

Given my own individual projects where I was required to work directly with the account management team to provide the client a professional and completed advertising package. Responsible for the overseeing the completion of key Cotton & Co. client projects from start to finish. Manage the freelance designers to assure an update to date project list.

Associate Designer

Daily communication with art directors and senior management to ensure project scheduling, workflow, and quality of all work in the pipeline. Collaborate with the lead art director in designing all necessary assets for any of the diverse projects.

Freelance Designer

Given daily, weekly, and monthly projects that required my skills in design, branding, and layout to assist the multi-faceted departments in Cotton & Co. Responsible for a high velocity and dynamic project list to ensure a professional and timely delivery to vendors and clients.

Proficiencies:
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Page Layout
  • Branding
  • Conceptualization
  • Photo Retouching
  • Content Marketing

Working Knowledge:
  • Basic HTML/CSS
  • PHP/Wordpress Websites
  • Facebook Ads
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Physical Publication Creation
  • CNC/Laser Cut Fabrication
University of Florida | Gainesville, Florida 2012

BFA in Graphic Design, Minor in Art History, Cum Laude (G.P.A. 3.55)

The graphic design program selectively accepts students to work in a collaborative studio environment to produce high quality, conceptual work.

Westminster Christian School | Miami, Florida 2008