Kelly Maryanski is a Los Angeles based illustrator specializing in ink and watercolor and live fashion sketching. Her work was first published at the age of 11 in TOKYOPOP Magazine, Los Angeles, CA. In 2005, Kelly completed her first publication job when she was a junior in high school as a recurring illustrator at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. She holds a BFA cum laude from Denison University in Granville, Ohio where she specialized in large scale illustration and site-specific installations. She is intrigued with voyeurism, tactile objects, cuteness and kitsch, society’s fixation upon iconic figures, identity formation, and incorporating whimsy in each of her designs and into everyday life.
Kelly’s illustrations have been featured for the Art Institute of Chicago, Dainese, Harley Davidson, Hush Puppies, Lumen Optical, Simple Skincare, FLATS Chicago, Givenchy, Create & Cultivate, Goldman Sachs, Luxury Garage Sale, Hermès, Saks Fifth Avenue, Wansas Tequila, West Elm, Westfield Shopping Centers, private concept art and character design, D&D character designs, and multiple exhibitions across the USA.