I'm Kelly Schnurr. I am a graphic designer / artist / supermom currently living in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. As a renewed Buffalonian, I am craving teamwork to have a louder voice, a hometown connection to find my tribe, and new challenges to test my design sensibility.
In 2004, I headed to NYC with confidence, curiosity, and excitement. I always knew I would be a New Yorker and I embraced every challenge and hardship I faced simply to be one of 8 million+ people living in a world filled with endless inspiration, energy, and diversity. I worked at 2 boutique design studios, always freelancing on the side as a way to support myself. Although I never intended to run my own business, when side gigs became more than I could handle I decided to take the plunge and officially become self-employed.
In 2014 I moved with my husband and our 6-month-old to Belmont, MA. NYC was a scenic train ride away, and I made monthly visits to stay connected to work, friends, and the amazing Devachan hair salon (a curly girl's best friend).
In 2016 with another baby on the way, we relocated home to Buffalo. When I used to imagine what these years would be like, I always intended to have the flexibility to be a stay-at-home mom while working in my spare time. I quickly learned that spare time doesn't really exist. Being playful with my kids and using my hands more has revealed so much about myself and where I want the future of my design career to go. My greatest accomplishment over the last 5 years is raising 2 sensitive, observant, inquisitive, and adventurous young children. Working part-time gave me the space that was needed to understand priorities, values, and how I want to share my skills with my family, and my community.
Now It's time to focus on rebuilding my career and beginning the next chapter in my lifelong creative journey…