Multimedia Developer / Graphic & Web Designer
Kelly joined the FaCIT team in the summer of 2005. Both an alum and current student of CMU, Kelly earned her undergraduate degree in Graphic Design and Photography in 2002. Kelly has been working in various design and technology capacities at CMU, and also as a freelance graphic designer and photographer, since 1998.
Kelly enjoys helping faculty to communicate visually in ways that enhance the effectiveness of their teaching. She is a strong believer that the right visuals, when used creatively and with good timing, can improve a student’s recall and retention of information, can make difficult concepts more clear, and can relieve stress and tension in the classroom.
Kelly specializes in design and layout for print, web and multimedia. Her daily duties include course material layouts, multimedia and web interfaces, custom presentation templates, illustrations, charts and graphs, research poster designs, and large format printing. Kelly also provides faculty with training on a variety of applications including Photoshop, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver and InDesign, and training in presentation and design skills.
Whether you are looking to polish established materials for your classes, create professional posters of your research, or need help finding ways to visually represent difficult concepts to your students, she would love to hear from you.
Outside of work
Kelly is active in her local community. She volunteers with The Village Arts Project, a weekly arts program designed to engage and encourage local, at-risk youth through the arts. Kelly is also involved in welcoming the nations to CMU in her role as a Conversation Partner to international students and as an All Nations Team member through her local church.
Kelly’s interests in community, education, and her desire for life-long learning have led her to begin taking masters classes in Educational Leadership. When she doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, Kelly enjoys roaming (whether that is the wooded trails of Deerfield Park or the rocky cliffs of Ireland), cooking gluten-free, and honing her wedding photography skills.