Kelly Hartman

Sessional Faculty

Communication Design

Instructor, Graphic Design

Kelly has 24 years of experience as a practicing graphic designer and creative director. Her design studio is predominantly an offline studio with expertise in branding and editorial design. Kelly's book design – 35 books and 18 magazines to date – have garnered her 43 national/international design awards including AIGA, Graphex, Unisource National Design and Print Excellence (UVU), Applied Arts, Redgees, and Ad Rodeo to list a few. She has also been published in over a dozen publications throughout North America and Europe. Most of the recognized work has pushed the boundaries on manufacturing with unique design solutions that engage the reader and encourage interaction. 
Kelly loves all things craft in design and typography including her bizarre but super interesting collection of graveyard lettering.

She has been a judge for the Junos (design), is a sessional instructor at ACAD, an avid music junkie (some would say obsessed), a newbie scuba diver and a closet disk golf fanatic.


Visual Communications and Design, Medicine Hat College, Alberta

Selected Professional Activity:

JUNOS (Canadian Music Awards), Judge: Design Category, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015

UVU Canadian Design and Print Excellence Awards Judge, 2015

The Art of Book and Magazine Design: Speaker, 2014, 2015

Selected Publications:

Asia-Pacific Design No. 4, Sandu Publishers – 2010, pages 153, 165, 172, 174-183, 185

Fingerprint, The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design, How Books, 2006, pg 91

Best of Visual Communications in Canada, Graphex 06, 2006, pg 78

Sticky Graphics: Create Memorable Graphic Design using Mnemonics and Visual Hooks, Rotovision Publishers, 2007, pgs 75, 106, 114, 122, 125 

Selected Awards:

Redgees Canadian Regional Design Awards, Editorial Best in Category + Honorable Mention – 2015

Coupe International Design Award – 2014

UVU Canadian Design and Print Excellence Award – 2013

Graphex – 2010

AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Arts) – 2009