Kelly Knaga (she / her / hers) is a working artist, illustrator, designer and muralist living and working in Chicago and Gary, Indiana. Her works are investigations of natural landscapes through the layering of shape, image, color, and story. The use of color exploits historical and sometimes fictional references through anthropological studies, mapmaking, and storytelling.
Knaga is a co-founder of Art and Action Community Lab, a design lecturer at Indiana University Northwest, and is thrilled to work with amazing people and creative communities through the Chicago Design Week organization. Knaga’s work can be found in private collections, galleries, public art spaces, magazines, department stores, and on digital and physical products.
Some of Knaga’s clients, partners and collaborators include Property Brothers, HGTV, Chunky, Ekobo, One Design, Uniek, Rimowa, Frankie Magazine, Les Filles, Chairish, The Jaunt, Studio South, USA Network, Daily Rounds, Cogrid-19, Lula Magazine, Tattly, Society6, Zespri, Kate and Laurel, All Modern, HomeGoods, Pink Sky Studios, Paint Gary, Arts and Action Lab, Sweet Reason, Cogrid, Long Walks, 21 Wallpaper, Zig Zag Zurich, AIGA Chicago, Kotn, Found App, and more.