Meet designer Kelly Lenihan
Kelly Lenihan, Writer, Designer, Publisher: Over the years, Kelly has worked as an associate editor, marketing associate, publicist, content manager, and website designer. After completing college, Kelly launched her own clothing business featuring original fabric designs gleaned from traditions and techniques around the globe. She eventually turned her focus to pottery and sold hand-painted ceramic pots in local garden centers and even garnered the attention of notable companies like Jackson & Perkins. Never losing her penchant for writing, She’s been published in various magazines and enjoyed her own newspaper column for several years. To this day, Kelly is an avid blogger and has several published children’s picture books.
Throughout her life, this passion to write and to create has been the impetus for her life and career choices, including stints in editorial positions at magazines—both print and online—which eventually segued into the digital design world as she began overseeing corporate websites. Kelly’s innate curiosity fueled her desire to understand how websites were created, so she learned the intricacies of manipulating code, discovering yet another form to express her passion for design. Since 2008, she’s designed and developed over 75 websites, both hand-coded and on the WordPress platform.
The pull of creative writing has remained a common thread through everything she does, and when Kelly made the leap from corporate life to the creation of her own business in 2008, something came full circle. Now, not only can she infuse her love of design and the written word with her desire to serve and promote fellow creatives, she can do it in a way that is deeply satisfying both personally and professionally—straight from her heart.