Kelcey Gray

Kelcey currently teaches at the School of Design and Creative Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. 

In early childhood Kelcey was diagnosed with a severe allergy to Comic Sans. Her fate was sealed. What was she going to do, become an insurance adjuster?  No, not she. She turned her affliction into a strength and became a mercenary in the battle against subpar aesthetics and mediocre branding, gently guiding clients away from amateur font choices and forcefully applying elegant kerning. But one does not become a design dynamo overnight. Mrs. Gray, a perpetual student, honed her skill set through a number of educational avenues and collaborative models, most recently completing an MFA in Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Throughout her career she has won several industry awards and been featured in publications like Fast Co., Communication Arts, Gestalten Books, and "Type on Screen" edited by Ellen Lupton. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. 

Her appetite for both food and design is prodigious. Fueled by granola bars and tortilla chips she possesses an impressive reserve of energy for such a pint sized vessel. She was once told she was "energetic, but not in that annoying way" by someone who clearly meant well but was not very good a giving compliments. If you can get her to stop snacking long enough to offer advice she will likely tell you "Be nice" and "Make luck." She enjoys a well designed poster, the smell of cedar, and pretty much anything designed in Scandinavia. 


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Branding & Identity
Branded Environments
Books and Packaging


Type Hike Exhibition + Press
ADDY Rockwell Beer Co. Brand

Fonts in Use Get Out the Vote
National ADDY Silver Award
Graphis Annual Poster Design Annual
Graphis Branding 7
Silver Award, Professional Services: Creative Process
Graphis Branding 7 Honorable Mention, Professional Services: ENV

Communication Arts Typography Annual
Underconsideration FPO Feature

Society of Typographic Arts 2016 STA 100 Award LetterMaker Stencil
AIGA Eye on Design Mention LetterMaker Stencil
National ADDY Silver Award

Communication Arts Typography Annual
Award of Excellence
Mound City Catalogue
Graphis Design Annual Silver Award
Mound City Catalogue

AAM Museum Publications Design Competition Second Place Award

Fast Co. Design Infographic of the Day