About

Kelly Knaga is an artist, designer, educator and farmer living and working in Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Her works are investigations of natural and digital landscapes through the layering of image, form, color, line and pattern. The use of color exploits historical and sometimes fictional references through anthropological studies, mapmaking, and storytelling. She also loves exploring the world around her through film, glitch art, poetry, and zines.

Kelly is the Director of Design Education at Indiana University Northwest where she teaches strategy and design. She also gets to work with amazing people and communities through her work as the Director of the Public Design Cooperative at IU Northwest, Director of Communications for AIGA Chicago, and Director of the Voices of Gary project.

Kelly is a constant advocate for Chicago's creative community and design education through her work with the AIGA National Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, as the Director of Communications for Chicago Design Week, a Creative Director and Rally Session Coach for EPIC (Engaging Philanthropy, Inspiring Creatives), and as the Content and Programming Director for the SF/Chicago Hike Conferences and the NYC Secret Handshake Conference

Kelly is always up for collaboration projects and meeting new people! Please drop her a line and say hello! Email kel.knaga@gmail.com