Kelly Cooper Kwoka is an art director, designer and illustrator based in Tampa, FL. She’s worked at Fortune 500s, ad agencies large and small, design shops on both coasts, and most recently, for herself — building a freelance empire from the comfort of her home office rolly chair.


Kelly’s first taste of achievement in the creative industry involved shaking hands with Mickey Mouse, when, as a 5th grader, she won the elusive Walt Disney Dreamers and Doers Medal. The award honors those who exemplify the four “C”s Walt admired most in a person: Curiosity, Confidence, Courage and Constancy.


In the years that would follow, Kelly’s work continued to garner recognition — most recently with the One Club, Communication Arts and the Addys. She also serves as a judge for the American Advertising Federation’s largest creative competition on a yearly basis.

AETNA

AMTRAK

AUDI

THE BAHAMAS

CDC

CALTRANS

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

COMFORT INN

DUKE UNIVERSITY

DURAFLAME

GO GIRL ENERGY DRINK

HBO

HUNTINGTON BANK

IBM

JOHNS HOPKINS

LANDS’ END

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

MILK

NASDAQ

NATIONAL JOURNAL

NC STATE UNIVERSITY

PBS

POLARIS ATVS

QUALITY INN

QWEST



Past and Present Clients:

Awards and Publications:

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, ARNOLD WORLDWIDE

DESIGN DIRECTOR, SOL DESIGN GROUP

DESIGNER, GLASS MCCLURE

INTERACTIVE DESIGNER, MCKINNEY

DESIGNER, IBM

ILLUSTRATOR, OCTAVO DESIGN

INTERN, RED ROCKET INC.

Experience:

BACHELOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

FOUNDATION STUDIES, COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN



Education:

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT

SAVE MART

SONY

TRAVELOCITY

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

kelly@kellycooper.com

202.664.4406

COMMUNICATION ARTS

ONE SHOW DESIGN

ADDYS

PRINT MAGAZINE

HOW DESIGN

YAHOO! PURPLE CHAIR

WEBAWARD

EFFIES

CONGRESSIONAL ART AWARD