Casey Kelly is an art director, consultant, and educator. She works directly with clients, brands, agencies, and people who are passionate about what they do through Buffalo Design Studio. Casey has worked at Crowley Webb, and GRAMMY winning studio White Bicycle. Currently, she runs BDS and teaches graphic design full time at Daemen College. From national brands to local startups, throughout her career Casey has worked on a variety of projects with clients such as SONY, Alanis Morrisette, Andrew Bird, Comcast, Cleveland Cavaliers, Delaware Park Companies, 43North, M&T Bank, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Larking Development, OXY, Softlips, Rise Collaboarative, Becker Farms, Picasso’s Pizza, GoBike Buffalo, Buffalo Distilling, Normal Bicycles, and Borderland Music Festival among others.
Graphic Design, Art Direction, Strategy, and Project Management
Long- and short-term project work is currently being booked as workload permits.
Casey is a tenure track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in Buffalo, New York. She is open to design project collaborations between students and businesses. Casey also teaches graphic design workshops to K-12 art programs with a focus on tools, design basics, and ideas for implementation of design into classrooms.
Pretty and Grit is a jewelry company that serves to build connection and awareness with our world through its pieces. The experiment was launched in 2017.
Design is empathy. Make it look good, they say... Yes, but that’s point of entry (and relatively subjective). Design is beyond aesthetic. Design is empathy. It resonates. Every project is an opportunity to listen, ask the right questions, and discover what brings meaning to the brands that deserve attention from their audiences.
Connecting brands with the right people at the right time. If you’ve read this far, you’re probably passionate about what you do. But maybe your brand hasn’t quite found its voice yet, or is in the midst of change. Or maybe you don’t know where to start, but the possibilities are exciting.
This is where Casey fits in. Her focus is on the following areas of work (but she always love a good challenge): strategy, branding, identity, logo design, packaging concepts and production, posters, publications, books, collateral, specialty business cards and stationery, event design and promotion, exhibition design and campaigns, murals and space design, merchandise design, illustration, website design, motion graphics, and social media content and assets. Get in touch.