Kelly Shami

New York, NY, USA
Kelly Shami is a multidisciplinary artist and jewelry designer based in New York City. Under the tag Legs, she concentrates in creative direction, illustration, visual language, and typography. Kelly is currently the Design Manager at Parkwood Entertainment, founded by Beyoncé Knowles in 2007. Her work has been recognized by ADC, TDC, Graphis and more. In her past years she has pursued art direction in the print magazine world, and also has created a line of jewelry in 2014- stocked in major retailers and sold on her site. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2013, and has been a nonstop creative force spanning different industries- from fashion to music, and beyond. Her style is colorfully feminine yet restless. Contact directly at: kelly@legsny.com to work, collaborate, answer pressing questions, or just say hi.

Work Experience

Parkwood Entertainment/ Beyoncé

Design Manager

January 2015 - Present New York, New York, United States

Nylon Magazine

ART DIRECTOR

August 2013 - January 2016 New York, United States

Freelance

Graphic Design, Typography, Art Direction

Freelance Design for all mediums such as: print, video, typography treatments, web design, etc.
Clients Include: Lady Antebellum, Action Item, Nylon Magazine, + more.
September 2009 - New York, New York, United States

Conde Nast

Teen Vogue Art Department Intern

Working side by side with the Teen Vogue Art directors to accomplish editorial design work for every issue.

-Maintaining "The Books"
-Inspiration Research
-Creating Slugs and graphic details for spreads
September 2012 - December 2012 New York, New York, United States

Nylon Magazine

Graphic Design Intern

Assistant in the NylonMag.com department.
Work on graphics for website stories.
Help out maintaining site and other web relations such as Facebook, Twitter.
April 2010 - August 2012 New York, New York, United States

Education

School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Graphic Design

September 2009 - New York, New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Arabic (Fluent),

Skills

Lettering, All Adobe Programs, Art Direction, Design, Hand Lettering, Illustration, Package Design, Print, Typographer, Typography, Web Design,