Today’s guest is someone I met years ago while working at an ad agency. While the career wasn’t for me, I am so darn grateful for the awesome people I’ve connected and still keep in touch with! Kelly Small is one of them.
Kelly is an award-winning creative director, designer, and writer with deep roots in communication design, marketing, and advertising, and a special focus on ethical and inclusive creative practice.
A proven creative leader, strategist, and affiliated design researcher with Emily Carr University (Studio for Critical Making and the Graphic Research Unit), Kelly holds a master’s degree in design where their research focused on design ethics, social impact, social innovation, and sustainability. Kelly received the Governor General’s academic gold medal for their graduate work.
Currently serving as executive creative director at Grassriots Inc., Kelly is committed to applying their 15+ years of commercial experience to exclusively supporting progressive, impact-focused clients.
Kelly’s book, The Conscious Creative: Practical Ethics for Purposeful Work, published by House of Anansi Press, is a collection of over 100 actions for ethical creative practice. It is the culmination of Kelly’s research in their pursuit of a more humane, values-driven and inclusive creative industry.
and so much more!
Let’s dive in!
Instagram – www.instagram.com/wholeandunleashed
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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