Iconic South Austin hotel, the Hotel San Jose, asked me to design a unique set of packaging for their lobby gift shop. I created a collection of hand-drawn illustrations that evoke the saltillo tiled roofs and beautiful grounds at the hotel and turned them into a repeating pattern for tissue paper, stickers, tape and other paper goods.


“Kelly is the type of artist everyone dreams of working with — she is kind, thoughtful and purposeful in her design process. With just a few inspirational images and a compassionate conversation, she created exactly what we had hoped for Hotel San Jose’s custom packaging design, taking the utmost care and interest in the aesthetic, architecture and ambiance of the hotel. Now all those who order a gift for themselves or loved one online will be greeted with a sense of place without even visiting the hotel, which is exactly what we were hoping for. I can’t recommend Kelly enough!"

Dawn Franchino, buyer and retail manager at Bunkhouse Group

(Project is in production. More photos coming soon.)