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.  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 garden 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.  You can view my paintings on Etsy at  SLvonPaint, and my Buddhist malas at MarigoldMalas.


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 working with a programmer to bring my graphics to life!



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