Kelly was recognized for her outstanding illustrative work on three projects:
President Smart’s 2012 and 2013 holiday cards
Kelly took time to thoughtfully research imagery and themes appropriate to the Missouri State brand and engaging to a wide audience that includes students, faculty, staff and alumni. On both occasions Kelly developed several concepts, one of which was selected by the President (with high accolades) for use as the primary illustration in his yearly holiday email to the University community. The artwork was further utilized on the homepage and across Missouri State’s social media channels over the holiday break.
“May the Fourth be with you” Facebook promotion
The office of web and new media periodically uses pop-culture “holidays” to engage students on social media. Kelly aided in these efforts by developing a striking series of three images that combined recognizable imagery from Missouri State with that of the original Star Wars movie trilogy to celebrate May 4, 2012. The result was one of the highest liked and shared series of posts in the history of the Missouri State Facebook account.
“Public affairs defined” video
Kelly worked in tandem with new media producer Brad Mitchell to design graphic elements and storyboard a commercial spot that utilized a script developed by University Communications to succinctly—and creatively—convey the public affairs mission to a broad television audience as well as those in attendance during the 2012–2013 basketball season.
Please help me congratulate Kelly on this much deserved recognition.