a little bit about me...

I’m a freelance illustrator and conceptualist for children’s entertainment, publishing, and consumer products. I love this industry because I get to create characters and magical worlds for the next generation to enjoy! Children’s stories and entertainment have had such a positive impact on my own life growing up, that I’m thrilled to have the opportunity for my work to reach kids around the world today.

In 2002, I graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio where I majored in illustration and took courses in animation.

I began my professional career as an animator and background painter for Jamination Productions in Columbus, Ohio. I then went on to freelance for a while working with various companies including McGraw-Hill, RatanDesign, and Publications International until I landed a gig at American Greetings Creative Studios in 2004.

I worked at American Greetings for 8 years, and had the pleasure of illustrating and art directing for the Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Popples, Holly Hobbie, and Maryoku Yummy brands, as well as new brands not yet released.

In May 2012, I moved on to become a full-time freelancer. And here I am today!

It’s an exciting new adventure for me, and every day leads to new surprises and opportunities.

I hope you enjoy my work! Thank you for visiting KellyGrup.com.

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