RESUME  |  2015





January 2013 - Present
Signage  |  Environmental Graphics  |  Brand Development  |  Print Materials
Senior designer on the Brand Communication & Design team, involved in signage and wayfinding strategies, design of custom retail environments, brand development, and others in each sector within the firm's portfolio (Workplace, Community and Retail).


Kelley Deal Photography

April 2015 - Present
Lifestyle  |  Event  |  Travel  
Freelance photographer specializing in candid, natural light photography of honest, artistic stories and subjects.


Perkins+Will Chicago  |  Branded Environments

June 2009 - Present
Signage  |  Branding  |  Graphics  |  Creative Research  |  Sustainable Design
Work with the Branded Environments group under Eva Maddox and Eileen Jones on international and domestic projects, heavy in research and creativity in both two and three-dimensional platforms.  


505Design Charlotte

August 2007 - February 2009
Interior Design  |  Branding  |  Environmental Graphic Design  |  Marketing Efforts
Design at a multidisciplinary firm specializing in residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties. 


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Filemarker Pro
Google SketchUp
Microsoft Powerpoint


Bachelor of Science  |  Interior Architecture

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, December 2006
Coursework included Visual Communications, Materials, Methods and Technologies, Multi-disciplinary Design Studios, and Interior Lighting Design.


LEED AP ID+C Leadership in Energy + Environmental Design, Interior Design + Construction Specialty

SEGD Charlotte Chapter Co-Chair Society for Experiential Graphic Design

Alpha Chi Omega National Women's Society


The SnowShow Assisted in building several large sculptures of ice and snow in Northern Finland, January of 2004

Archi-Treasures Volunteered with a group of peers in Chicago, 2010

5for1 : Joplin Organized a poster competition and happy hour raising over $10,000 for the city of Joplin, MO.

The Healthy Schools Campaign Developed graphic standards for HSC's "Cooking Up Change" annual fundraiser and student chef competition.

Reading Rhino Brand and logo development for a reading assistance program in Ohio.

Innovation Incubator 2012 Participated in Perkins+Will's mini-grant program researching why designers and architects rely heavily on digital design vs. hand-drawing.

LaceUp Co-organization and development of a new mini-grant program at Little, offering time and financial support to individuals interested in pursuing off-subject interests (ie: Architectural design to countries in need, a local greenway opportunity, researching the future of libraries and their environments, etc).

Ronald McDonald House of Durham Photograph families at RMH and events for patients and families.