Helene McKelvey

Helene McKelvey

WHO SHE IS: Senior Graphic Designer, Creative Communications

YEARS AT PENN: Full-time, 1 year; freelance, 1 1/2 years before that.

WHAT SHE DOES: McKelvey designs envelopes, posters and stationary at Penn’s in-house graphic design firm for virtually anyone at the University. “I meet with clients, talk about their needs, what they want … and who their audience is,” she says. She then takes that information and comes up with a design to fit her client’s needs. Her favorite recent project is a poster she designed for a Wharton Women in Business conference.

BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR: Even though McKelvey is currently juggling about 10 different projects, she says late summer and spring, in particular, keep the Creative Communications staff on their toes. Little wonder, since the team designs both the Commencement program and class schedule books.

CONTACT INFO: 898-4838 or creative@pobox.upenn.edu.

Originally published on November 4, 2004