I am accepting new clients!

 DESIGN fee $50 / hr   •   NONPROFIT DESIGN fee $35/hr             Tutoring fee $50 / hr   • Nonprofit tutoring fee $35 / hr

PLEASE NOTE I do not work via phone, only text, email, and scheduled in-person meetings. THANKS!


My name is Shelly  and I'm a freelance graphic designer living in Madison, Wisconsin.  I came here to earn a Fine Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and fell in love with the city.  After graduation had a variety of jobs - most having nothing to do with my degree.  Some of them I enjoyed very much (working at Governor Nelson State Park) and others not so much! (third shift at a local grocery) Like many artistic folks, I struggled to find my place in the big picture - and in a challenging economy.


After facing some health challenges that made traditional employment difficult I decided to take a leap.  I had always wanted to be my own boss, and so in 2009 I started Bee Kind Design.  Why BeeKind?  Go here.


What else do you do?

I have a lot of interests, most of them on the nerdy spectrum.  Here is a quick selection:  I am currently trying to develop my own Endler guppy strain (aquarium fish).  I tend a bucket garden in my driveway filled with heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and herbs.  I love to kayak the many waterways in and around Madison while photographing the plants and animals I see.  (I like to look them up and identify them later)  I'm an amateur prairie restorationist and professional painter.  I have a collection of over 300 My Little Ponies.  You can often find me at a Madison Mallards or Milwaukee Brewer game.  I donate my design services to local charities. Who and why? Find out here.


I love videogames - my current favorite is Minecraft.  I'm about to start development of my first video game which has always been a dream of mine.  I am interviewing programmers to figure out who can bring my graphics to life!



Bee Kind Design is NOW OFFERING TUTORING in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign!


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