Graham Kelman


Brooklyn, NY, USA
Architecture as a way of thinking, organizing, problem solving, and innovating that is inherently multidisciplinary. From small to large scale, 2D-3D design, representation to built product, graphic to physical.

Design+Build, Art Direction, Conceptualization/ Rapid Visualization, Photorealistic Representation, Presentation, Construction Documentation, Parametric Design, Pre-Fabrication, Digital Fabrication, Collaboration

Work Experience

Graham Kelman LLC


September 2018 - Present New York, United States


Design Director

October 2015 - October 2018 New York, New York, United States


Creative Director

The Guild is a multidisciplinary design+build collective with studios in NYC, LA, Miami, and Portland. The team consists of Architects, Industrial Designers, Graphic Designers, Set Designers, Artists, and Craftsmen that come together to lend their talents making dynamic environments and unique experiences. My role requires directing the NYC creative team, leading and visualizing complex design projects, and interfacing with clients and brands to create and execute innovative, interactive, and fascinating designs.
September 2011 - September 2015 New York, United States

Schrader Group Architecture


Specialized in creating unique solutions to complex architectural problems through the use of a range of digital tools. Responsibilities included developing construction documents from schematic to bid sets, digital 3d modeling, conceptual design and programming, architectural visualization for clients, contractors, designers, and marketing, shop drawing approval and RFI response, surveying sites both existing and under development, graphic design for all architectural graphic elements, and completing experience hours for NCARB's Intern Development Program in order to become a registered architect. Every day required collaboration with other designers and architects in order to find ideal design solutions under various constraints within a deadline oriented environment.
May 2007 - September 2011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Intern Architect

Took on a range of architectural responsibilities including design of interior features, developing ideas for projects, producing hand drawn/digital renderings of proposed projects for clients, signage and billboard layout, graphic editing, and CAD drafting and documentation using BIM software. Ztecture is a small firm that specializes in commercial projects throughout the East coast.
April 2005 - March 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States



A+ Award Winner: Office Excavate



A+ Award Nominee: Soundscape



A+ Award Nominee: Smorgasburg Pods



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Architecture, Autocad, Environment Design, Hand Rendering, Microsoft Office, Rhino, Sketchup, Vray, 3ds Max, Autodesk Revit, CNC, Lasercutting,