If you've seen our logo, you've seen her work. This post is a special feature of the amazing and talented illustrator: Kelly Place! We love her work, and think you will too.
How we Met
Student Government (SG) was the link, Kelly and I both worked in Public Relations for SG at RIT. I designed promo pieces for SG events on the computer-- flyers, ads, that sort of thing. Meanwhile, Kelly did things by hand: such as the giant posters that would hang on the quarter mile. (Thats the walkway that links the residential and academic sides of campus.)
Even when she was advertising for "Free BBQs", she made it look great. Her masterpieces always seemed so effortless to create from the view of a mere mortal. Okay, maybe I'm going overboard here, but the point is, I have loved Kelly's work for years, and I was super stoked at the opportunity to work with her again!
How the Logo Came to Be
Back in December while Erin and I were busily prepping for the launch of our partnership, we ran into Kelly at an RYP event. She sent us some sketches, and I loved her spin on things right away. After a few tweaks back and forth, we arrived at our current logo. I love the swirls, the abstract camera, and the way our names connect. It's a great representation of how we work together, and the dots show off our playful personalities.
Kelly's original was done with pen and ink, which she then scanned and sent to me as a raster file. I then converted that file into vector using Adobe Illustrator, so we can now use it at any size. We couldn't be happier with the final product!
Custom Wedding Invitations
Kelly's preferred medium is watercolor. Ours was only the second logo she has created, as she usually creates prints and wedding invitations. If you are looking for whimsical, personalized and colorful artwork for your stationery, definitely give Kelly a call! Her work is amazing, and includes invitation design, envelope calligraphy, printing/cutting services, return address stamps, miscellaneous signage, table numbers, place cards, menus, maps and more. Get more info on her services here!
Behind the Scenes
Kelly is also the mom of a wonderful little boy, Liam. I was so glad I got to hang out with them both for a bit last week. Once Liam figured out that I could give him what he wanted (crackers) he warmed up to me pretty well. She told me that she does most of her work while Liam is asleep. Kelly really does it all :)
So if you are looking for some unique and fun artwork for your walls, or invitations, give Kelly a shout! And leave a comment if you like the logo. Kelly can be reached at: http://kelly-place.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | 585.313.5565 You can also find her on Etsy and Pinterest!
Thanks for checking out this post! Erin and I will be featuring more of our favorite people right here, so check back often!