Blair Kelly grew up in a world surrounded by all things Crayola, Lego and Play-Doh, so it was inevitable that he would end up loving art class in high school and eventually attending art school. Blair graduated from Sheridan College’s (Oakville, Ontario) illustration program in 1999 and has been working ever since. His work has been used in a variety of applications such as magazines, newspapers, annual reports, packaging, t-shirts, posters and animation. Blair shares with us his two favorite images.
Altpick Connects: Blair, you chose the above two images as your favorites, why?
Blair Kelly: I am always into my recent work most I guess. One piece is about technology and TV viewership for the cover of Marketing Magazine, the other is about travel tips for UCLA Magazine. I had lots of fun doing both pieces.
AP: How would you describe your work place?
BK: My work space is fairly small, computer on one side, desk on the other, some toys for fun and lots of bulletin boards for inspiration. Here are a few pics, one of which features one of my dogs; Oliver, who will occasionally join me while I work. And one of my favourite toys, Black & White Astroboy, a gift from my best friend. The space works for now but hoping to have something more expansive in the near future.
AP: Three words to describe your style?
BK: Hmm, 3 words might be: Bold, thoughtful, evolving.
AP: If could you live anywhere in the world where would it be?
BK: If I could live anywhere in the world it would definitely be London, England, a great city with such history and beauty. It has a really great vibe, from the cool street style to the pubs, galleries & royalty, it’s a great mix of old and new. I also happen to love all the different versions of the accent.