Casey Kelly, who earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Daemen College, joined the college this year as an assistant professor of graphic design.
Kelly’s professional experience, board involvement with the American Advertising Federation of Buffalo, and numerous local connections in the design industry is incorporated into practical, hands-on learning in the classroom and offers real-world insight on the industry.
An art director and project manager for more than 10 years, Kelly most recently worked at the Grammy nominated brand design studio, White Bicycle, where she developed and art directed multiple strategic campaigns and brand identity projects. She has done design work for SONY, Andrew Bird, Alanis Morrissette, and 43North, as well as publication work for the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Rich Products.
Before working at White Bicycle, Kelly earned a master of fine arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She previously was with Crowley Webb and Cenergy, working for clients M&T Bank, Philips Lytle, Cleveland Cavaliers, OXY, Softlips, and Comcast, among others.
Outside Daemen, Kelly continues to consult as an independent brand strategist and designer through her business, Buffalo Design Studio. She is also a metalsmith and makes and sells jewelry through her startup, Pretty and Grit.
A Buffalo resident, she enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing, and cyclocross racing. She currently resides in the City of Buffalo.