Kelly Gates

Senior Creative Communications Designer

Kelly is a visual storyteller combining her unique understanding of balance between design and narrative to breathe magic into creative projects, without ever letting them stray from the central message. As a citizen of the world, Kelly knows intuitively how to connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds after working and living in many major cities across the globe throughout her creative career.

Before joining Shed, Kelly began her career in Sydney and has since built her skillset working in design management and brand strategy, working at global insight agencies in New York and London focusing on global consumer exploration and product innovation within market research. Over the past 9 years Kelly’s worked with a number of brands to achieve what they’re looking for in creative communications, like leading the art direction and book design for a major Coca Cola campaign. It’s that experience and brand expertise that’s given her the confidence to take on in-house roles, training brand designers and keeping agencies on top of the of newest trends in creative.

Kelly was drawn to the Shed by our open and collaborative culture where our desire to continuously grow and learn is the focus for a group of creatives to call home.

“The creative thinking and the way they go about it, the collaboration…that’s what drew me to Shed. The people here are amazing to work with.”