Hi, I'm Kelly Small.
I’m an award-winning creative director, designer, writer and educator with proven experience across the design, marketing and advertising industries. I am a passionate and collaborative team-building creative leader and strategist with an interdisciplinary master’s degree focused on design research and creative industry ethics. I wrote and designed a book on the same topic. Emily Carr University recently featured my work, if you're interested in learning more.
I am currently authoring my second book for the creative sector to be released in fall 2020 published by House of Anansi Press. More to come on that soon!
I am currently available for freelance: design, copywriting, creative direction and creative strategy, concept work, art direction, design research, design thinking, digital marketing, new business and pitch work, creative leadership and team building. Let's work together.
I will be teaching Advertising at OCADU in January of 2020. I also do design research affiliated with the Emily Carr University Studio for Critical Making as well as the Graphic Research Unit. I live in East Toronto with my wife, Dahlia and my bonus kid, Evan.