Kelsey has a natural talent for visualizing and creating digital art, which she displays through her graphic design and illustration work. She studied Graphic Communications at Lansing Community College. At Gravity Works, she’s part of our creative team, helping us design everything from web pages to event posters. Outside of work, Kelsey continues to express creativity through her own award-winning sketch, paint, and digital illustrations. She pulls inspiration from numerous sources, including art, nature, and literature. Kelsey’s goal at Gravity Works is to create things she can be proud of and continue expanding her skills.

Get To Know Kelsey

Who are your heroes?

My mom. Steve Irwin. Mr. Rogers. Aaron Draplin. Chip Kidd. Neil Gaiman.

What's the strangest job you've ever had?

More fun than strange, but I used to work at a marine life distributor, where I helped take care of saltwater fish, invertebrates, and corals, that would eventually find their way to aquariums and pet stores.

What's the craziest thing you've recently done?

We drove to the Upper Peninsula last spring without any sort of a plan. Just threw stuff we might need in the car and headed north. We had a wonderful time and stumbled on some great locations.

If you could learn how to do anything, what would it be?

Realistically? I hope to learn to scuba dive someday. Nonrealistic? Teleportation would be pretty awesome.

My dreams will be realized when...

When my family and I get to be nomads and travel the world in a horse-drawn wagon.

Kelsey's Favorite Project

Library of Michigan Digital

The Library of Michigan Digital preserves and digitizes historical records and photos. I really enjoyed creating a brand for their website, as well as designing a new logo.

The logo is an abstract representation of a Petoskey Stone, a beloved icon of Michigan as well as the official state stone. The stone—a fossil of a coral that lived in a sea covering Michigan 350 million years ago—is history recorded. The Petosky therefore represents what Library of Michigan Digital does: records, preserves, and shares Michigan’s history. It was a rewarding experience to work with a client that trusted my creative vision and encouraged me to push boundaries.

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