Since 2009, Kelly Perso Design has existed to put clients in direct communication with the sole graphic designer responsible for the design of their materials – Kelly herself. She will work closely with you to ensure your graphic design needs are being met and that the designs are catered to your target audience, as well as existing and potential new clients.

Throughout her nine years of experience as a graphic designer, she has found the most rewarding aspect of the job – next to doing what she loves for a living – is working with people. In addition to her design abilities, her strong point is communicating well and working well with others, be that in a direct relationship with the client, or in collaboration with an in-house creative or marketing team. She brings a healthy dose of humility and patience to the collaborative process and is always up for a tight deadline challenge!

With an extensive background in both graphic design and marketing, Kelly has a strong understanding for research, analysis, and story-telling, and how to apply such information to a design so it graphically supports the client’s message. She has worked on a variety of project types from annual reports and proposal templates to logo development and responsive web design. No matter the project, Kelly will greet with you a smile and an impressive work ethic.



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Marketing Minor, Photography Emphasis, Architectural Studies
Ball State University, 2005



Advertising Excellence Award for Best Single Page Ad, Architectural Record, 2014
Winner: Excellence in Overall Graphics, IIDA Chapter Awards, 2012
Honorable Mention: Excellence in Overall Graphics, IIDA Chapter Awards, 2011



Media Aktive
Winningham Strategies


Clients (Past & Current)

5D Contractors
A Child's Nest
Absolute Procurement LLC
Architectural Applications
Bella Organic Farm
David A. Berniker Urban Design & Planning
Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers
Clark/Kjos Architects
Clean Edge, Inc.
Columbia Green Technologies
Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Covenant Classical School
CSI Portland Chapter
FLO Analytics
Green Empowerment
Green Sports Alliance
IIDA Oregon Chapter
Indy Audio Labs
James Beard Public Market
JH Kelly
Just Between Us Magazine
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects
LeTrav Convertible Cases
Lever Architecture
Livin' Ignited
Maul Foster & Alongi
Morrison Hershfield
Myhre Group Architects
North American Senior Living
Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon
Pitmann Design LLC
Saturday Evening Post
Smart Grid Northwest
Stanton Global Communications
Studio 630
Sunseeker Travel
Toni King & Associates
Walker Macy
Wilson Fjord Vineyard
Winningham Construction
Winningham Strategies
Worldwide Challenge
ZGF Architects LLP
Zidell Yards

Kelly is not only a very talented designer, she is a dream to work with. She is adept at working with other creative professionals while managing all the moving parts of the process. She is able to step in on a project at any point with ease and skill. I welcome any opportunity to hire Kelly to augment our marketing team.
— Nancy Fishman, Marketing Director, ZGF Architects LLP
Kelly has exactly what we needed in a great design partner: a keen, innovative design sense and the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. As a virtual member of our team, Kelly has proven an amazing collaborator and has proven herself indispensable.
— Ron Pernick, Managing Director, Clean Edge
It’s a privilege to work with someone as creative, easy-going, and professional as Kelly. She’s a team player who is always willing to give and receive input, her work is always done with excellence, and deadlines are always met. We feel incredibly fortunate to have a professional like Kelly to work on our organization’s projects.
— Shelly Esser, Editor, Just Between Us Magazine
It’s been such a pleasure to work with Kelly these past few years. She’s fast, very talented and has been a great creative partner for the Green Sports Alliance. We’ve received great feedback on all her designs. I would highly recommend her.
— Martin Tull, Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
Kelly’s professionalism with the IIDA Oregon Chapter has been amazing! Fast turn around and thoughtful process. I personally have recommended her graphic design services to countless individuals.
— Denise Durrell, IIDA Oregon Chapter President 2013-14, Designtex