Jess Kelly

Hey, I’m Jess the director of The Design Dept, a boutique design studio in Ballarat, Victoria.

I work closely with clients from all disciplines helping to clarify and define their visual language by using a series of curated stylescapes. I consider my role as one of facilitation and collaboration - A successful project is one where the client feels empowered and in control of their brand.

With over 15 years experience in the publishing industry I also work with self-publishing authors helping to design, market and sell their own books.


Year Position Branch
2021 Secretary Victoria


Selected clients

Cult Copy Content Design
Sarah Conners
Children and Family Services Ballarat
Kahuku Publishing Collective
Conducting Artistry
Rumble Coffee Roasters