Welcome to Kelly's Corner!
I've been an artist since I could crawl and have since been dabbling in several different types of art.
From 2003-2007 I attended the Art Institute of Portland and graduated with a degree in video game art and design. After graduation I worked in the industry for a couple years on major projects such as Fable 2, Fear 2, Silent Hill 5, and a few other smaller projects.
Since then I was part of the Starry Expanse team as a volunteer artist and team lead from 2013-2020. Starry Expanse is rebuilding Riven using the Unreal 4 engine.
I also co-founded Pegman Games, LLC with a local guy. Our first game was Tao of Peg and the tabletop edition was the product of a Kickstarter campaign. Things went south, though, as they do sometimes, so I moved on.
The latest project is Geek Girl Stuff, LLC, which is a business that makes geeky crafty goods. Most of our business is setting up booths at Comic Con and similar shows.
In 2005, I wanted to broaden my horizons a bit and expanded into graphic arts and design. In 2008 I launched RainDrop Design as a graphic design company. Most of my clients are small companies that are just getting off the ground and need help with a logo, business cards, or a flyer or two. Sometimes I have clients who need patent illustrations or help with doing some 3d modeling for conceptual designs of an invention.
I've been drawing for years, but in 2014 I started participating in Inktober, a challenge to create an ink drawing every day during the month of October. In the same year, my mother in law and I launched Geek Girl Stuff. We make geeky jewelry, dragon eggs, etched glass, and prints and greeting cards of my sketches. We set up a booth for Rose City Comic Con and Wizard World Comic Con.
Photo prints and greeting cards of the sketches are available for purchase on Geek Girl Stuff's shop.
Sometime around 2007 I started dabbling with Photoshop and learning how to create digital art and paintings. Most of the work has been for fun, although I do have prints of some of my work available on the Geek Girl Stuff store.
One day I was shopping at a local store and saw some student grade acrylic paint sets. I had to try it out. My first painting was of some sun flowers and was donated to the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon. Most of my paintings have been acrylic on canvas or canvas board, although I have dabbled a bit in watercolor. I have also painted a mural on the walls of a nursery for a friend that I'm rather proud of.