I'm supposed to write a blog?

OK, I guess the answer is Yes, but why? 

So you can get to know me better?
So you can see what I like?
So you can see how I work?

Well my guess is the answer to all those questions is Yes.

Here it goes.

I’m Kelly and have lived in Ohio my entire life. I currently reside in Toledo, Ohio, with my boyfriend of six years and his fourteen year old son. I spent 13 years working in retail for a great company, attending school along the way studying graphic design and business marketing. It took me awhile to find my way and passion for design, but I finally made it. I am currently working as a full-time graphic designer for a locally family owned business and running my own graphic design/stationery business, UpperCase Designs.

Twenty things you need to know about me.

  1. I love simplicity and clarity.

  2. My passion is page layout design.

  3. I need to do lists to get through my day, new best friend {TeuxDeux}.

  4. Addiction = Chocolate

  5. I don’t mind making a mistake, as long as I learn something from it.

  6. I don’t like to be wrong, so I have learned to keep my mouth shut when not sure.

  7. My closet is mostly made up of black, gray, and blues.

  8. I love carbs - potatoes and breads are a weakness.

  9. My boyfriend and I have been together for 6 years. He is the first person I ever dated that was a complete stranger.

  10. I once saw his profile on a dating site and did not contact him because he was a full-time Dad; I guess it was meant to be.

  11. I wanted to be a pilot as a kid.

  12. Smith’s Rocky Road ice cream is my favorite (that specific brand only!).

  13. I am one of the most honest people you will ever meet.

  14. I love when clients turn into friends.

  15. Best pizza toppings - pepperoni and mushrooms!

  16. I’m allergic to cats.

  17. I love wearing sweatshirts, I have a lot of them.

  18. My grandma keeps a picture of me taped up in her kitchen cabinet. I am about 3 years old sitting on the toilet holding my nose.

  19. I wrote my senior term paper about serial killers.

  20. I am always cold. (see #17)

I hope you will follow my blog and stay connect to see what inspires me as a designer. See some of my latest projects and learn new skills that helps make me a better designer.

Feel free to email me at kelly@uppercasedesigns.com
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p.s. >> I have to send out a huge Thank You to Noelle of Noelle Ann Photography for the amazing photos she took of me. Check her out! And make-up artist Jenelle Ahmad for making me look beautiful.