Diana Kelley-Lurio

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

New York, NY, USA
I am a graphic designer and illustrator currently residing in Astoria, NY. I've been practicing graphic design since 2015, and before that was a blur of travel and exploration. I've been illustrating professionally since July of 2016, although I've been illustrating for pleasure since the beginning of time.
As a freelancer, I've acted in a wide-range of design roles. All the way from such as technical as photo-research to projects as hands-on as comp-production. From as banal as PowerPoint clean-up to as original as identity design.
In illustration I've worked on very structured projects like technical drawings, but also free-form projects, like children's book illustration and animation.
Please take a look at my website to get a better idea of my work, and feel free to contact me regarding any questions, or special requests.

Work Experience

Various Clients

Graphic Designer and Illustratior

•Provided design services at various institutions including marketing firms (Manhattan Marketing Ensemble), beauty companies (COTY, L’Oreal), and home decor retailers (Two’s Company, Home Essentials), among other individuals and minor institutions
•Select duties included presentation, packaging, product, web-banner, and pamphlet design, photo editing/manipulating, digital illustration, hand-illustration, and comp production
July 2015 - New York, New York, United States

Ink Publishing

Junior Art Director

•Worked with the art director and photo director to help publish three separate travel magazines per month
•Did photo research, which included utilizing a series of stock sites, as well as communicating directly with institutions, or PR representatives
•Helped to design and compose pages to fit within the magazines’ distinct brand guidelines, while still expressing unique creativity within each issue
•Consistently illustrated select areas in all three magazines
July 2016 - February 2017 New York, United States


Graphic Design Intern

•Collaborated with the lead designer to create signage and minor branding assets
•Helped to plan and assemble an event that hosted approximately 40,000 guests
•Instructed volunteers with basic duties, from selling t-shirts to assembling gift packaging
May 2013 - September 2013 Rhode Island, United States

Epic Systems

Project Manager

Worked to develop and manage medical record software – while learning Epic’s back end, unique programming language.
Organized build and implementation for conglomerate hospitals.
Gave speeches and demonstrations to crowds of up to 300 prospective clients.
March 2012 - September 2012 Wisconsin, United States

Seoul Metropolitan Office Of Education

English Teacher

Taught conversational English to students from 4th to 8th grade.
Helped to design a new English textbook.
Organized and directed student performances.
February 2010 - January 2012 Seoul, Korea, Republic of


Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

Certificate in Graphic Design

Courses included focus on digital tools, design best practices, artistry, andmarketing.
September 2012 - July 2015 Rhode Island, United States

University Of Chicago

BA in Linguistics; Minor in Art

August 2005 - May 2009 Illinois, United States


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Editing, Html And CSS, Illustration, Microsoft Office Suite, Painting, Photo Manipulation, Typography, Writing,