Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelsey Guiette.
Kelsey, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’ve been creating art since I can remember. My parents were always supportive, taking me to art classes (and allowing me to opt out of sports, ha). In high school I found a home with the yearbook staff where I was able to use my artistic talent to help design an award-winning yearbook and learn that I could make a career out of digital design. I went to Full Sail University and got my degree when I was only 20 years old, then very quickly moved out to Los Angeles to figure out my dreams. Seven years later and I’ve worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Tyler, the Creator, Howard Stern, and Ellen Degeneres.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
When I’m not designing in front of the computer, I participate in yearly chalk art festivals. I’ve been doing chalk art festivals since I was in high school. It’s a way to step away from the computer screen and immerse myself in the art community for a weekend. I create bright colorful pieces that bring people joy and a small distraction from daily life.
How do you think about success, as an artist, and what do quality do you feel is most helpful?
I consider myself successful, but I’m always working to be better and improve my skills. There’s always something new to learn and I think success is ever changing. One goal leads into the next one. An artist is rarely satisfied with their work, as we feel it could always be better, and will always try to make it so. It takes drive and the ability to learn from failures to make your next successes that much more satisfying.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I post everything to my Instagram @kelslaur24 and to my website www.kelseyguiette.com
Kelsey Guiette, Sam Nuckols, Georgia McKay