Kelly Reed-Tarry, Lead Designer and founder of DesignFruit Creative is an
award-winning Senior Graphic Designer with more than 21 years of experience.

Currently working in government contracting, she assists with a wide range of design-related tasks, including handmade invitations, flyers, booklets, proposal support graphics, Web support graphics, infographics, PowerPoint and Word documents. Kelly’s clients have included the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and a marketing and communications firm.

She possesses excellent organizational and communication skills, and she has the ability to articulate her creative concepts to solicit feedback and collaboration. She can formulate ideas that provide fresh solutions to create consistent branding while staying true to corporate goals.

Kelly brings self-motivation, creativity, enthusiasm, team spirit, commitment, and professionalism to every project, as well as a strong work ethic and the highest standards in quality control to meet project deadlines and achieve client satisfaction. Her qualifications includes knowledge of four-color and spot printing processes; experience communicating with print vendors; and expertise with many types of design collateral, including brochures, newsletters, direct mailings, exhibits, and illustrations. Kelly has earned a B.A. in Advertising Design from the Atlanta College of Art (now the Savannah College of Art and Design).

 


Awards

2012 Excellence in Overall Brochure Design
International Academy of Visual Arts 2012 Communicator Award
Depression and Other Illnesses brochure series created for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

2012 Award of Excellence
National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award 2012
Depression and Other Illnesses brochure series created for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Second Place Award
National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award 2012
Depression and College Students brochure (NIMH).

Award of Distinction in the Web
Center for Plain Language ClearMark Award
Bowel Control Awareness Campaign website and resources created for the National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

2 Bronze Awards and 1 Merit Award
National Health Information Awards 2012
Bronze - The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction brochure (NIMH)
Bronze Award - Depression and College Students brochure (NIMH)
Merit Award - Depression and Other Illnesses brochure series (NIMH)

2014 The Communicator Award
The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts 2014 Communicator Award
NIMH Postpartum Depression Brochure
Award issued (post-employment) for a brochure I designed while working at Circle Solutions.

2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award
Postpartum Depression Facts Brochure
Award issued (post-employment) for a brochure I designed while working at Circle Solutions.

2014 VEMA Award for Design/Print
NIMH Postpartum Depression Brochure
Award issued (post-employment) for a brochure I designed while working at Circle Solutions.