Kelly Anna is a freelance artist and print designer, fast making waves in the art world with her colourful, bold and figurative works. Her work stands out thanks to its empowering message – explicit in recognisably witty scrawlings and subverted slogans like ‘Never Tame Your Game’ and ‘Survival of the Slickest’, wrapped up in a punchy heroic identity.
Influenced by her father, who is a figurative artist himself, Kelly launched herself into the design world with direction and dominance. Starting out as a Live illustrator for London Fashion week, she developed a passion for print design working with a number of prolific clients and fashion houses, subsequently leading to some incredible names wearing her prints, ranging from Beyonce to Cara Delavingne, to Foals to London Grammer.
Kelly Anna merges arts, fitness and culture with natural authenticity with her background as a dancer and a gymnast also a clear influence in her work. Taking inspiration from her favourite artists Mattise and Hockney, Kelly’s work pays homage towards the simplistic graphics forms, using minimal detail to focus one’s eye on the bold, fearless forms.
She recently collaborated with Nike global to design her own trainer and clothing collection, Nike x Kelly Anna and also recently designed the sweet and salty packaging for Propercorn.
Her work has been featured in magazines such as Its Nice That, Hypebeast, Riposte, Stylist, Evening Standard.
Clients are: NikeWoman, Nike, Equinox, Diptyque, Stylist, Propercorn, Stella McCartney, H&M, Refinery 29 and many more.