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My name is Kelly Shami. I am an experienced Art Director for over 10+ years.  I live and work in New York City.  I started my career in print/magazines after graduating from The School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013.  I have transitioned through various jobs and spaces while maintaining the integrity of compelling design and art.

In 2011, I began to freelance for the artist known as Beyoncé.  Later on, I was hired full-time as an in-house designer for her and for her company, Parkwood Entertainment.  My role over the years has transformed into my current role as Art Director. This role is a combination of all the things I love to do, which is ideating and managing creative projects to ultimately completing them.  The projects during this time range from video, book design, stage design, graphic design, creative conception with various departments, brand collaborations, and beyond. I am fluent in art history, all Adobe programs, and continue to teach myself new skills to be ahead of the world today.

Since 2018, I have expanded my painting studio practice in my free time. Here is my artist site.


BFA School of Visual Arts, 2009-2013



Beyoncé / Parkwood Entertainment

Art Director- July 2022 - Present

Creative Producer - February 2017 - Julty 2022

Design Manager - January 2015 - February 2017

Freelance Designer - May 2011 - June 2015

Nylon Magazine / Nylon Guys Magazine

Art Director - June 2013 - January 2015

Interview Magazine

Design Intern - January 2014 - December 2015

Vogue Magazine

Design Intern - March 2013 -  June 2013

Kelly Shami Studio

Painter - September 2018 - Present


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