Kelly founded Group 2 Design in 1988, the result of a lifelong goal to run his own business. Well-rounded tenures at a large Fort Lauderdale advertising agency, a small production studio in Pittsburgh and ultimately managing the Creative Services group at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh provided him with the skill-set required to tackle the necessary disciplines of business ownership.
With G2D now in year 28, the experience has been most rewarding. Being able to service a diverse client base and having an impact on the outcome of their marketing efforts is a continual “fuel” to maintain the successful venture with integrity and quality craftsmanship.
Kelly grew up in a small West Virginia town, moving to Pittsburgh in the mid-70′s to attend The Ivy School of Professional Art, majoring in design with a minor in photography. Upon graduation, a move to Florida provided the opportunity to align with a quality advertising agency and gain real-world experience. His involvement with the agency’s largest client, Piper Aircraft, provided a solid foundation and confirmed the decision to make it a career!
Residing with his wife Lisa in Gibsonia, PA, Kelly’s greatest accomplishment – with Lisa being the primary reason – is having raised three sons that have grown into great young men; Brandon, Tyler and Dylan. Adding daughter-in-law Jessica and grandson Shane into the family has been the icing on the cake!