Kelly Ludwig

Creative Director, Design

Kelly Ludwig is the Creative Director of Design at DEG, a trusted digital marketing partner to national and global brands.

Passionate about design thinking, Kelly’s role as the Creative Director of Design is tactical, strategic, and creative as she oversees creative projects, manages the creative team’s workflow and resourcing, and assists in creative ideas, the DEG brand, and new-business opportunities.

Kelly brings nearly 30 years of award-winning design experience to her role, specializing in branding and identity programs, UX/UI design, marketing and promotional materials, design for WordPress and Squarespace, and design consultation. Kelly has utilized this expertise for clients such as the American Cancer Society, H&R Block, Medi-Flex, Andrews McMeel, and Joe’s Kansas City.

Her work has been recognized in publications and at award shows both locally and nationally, including at the Print Regional Design Annuals, Rx Club of New York, Society of Illustrators, American Advertising Federation (AAF) Addys, Omni Awards, and Kansas City Art Directors.

A mainstay in the Kansas City design community, Kelly serves on the AIGA Board of Directors and is involved in AAF-Kansas City. She is also the former program head of the Graphic Design department at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Kelly received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas. Away from the office, Kelly takes her creative talents on the road, collecting art, taking pictures, and traveling the country. She has developed two travel apps—Best Road Trip Ever and Road Trip 66—authored a book on folk art throughout the country, and has had her photographs featured in museums around the world.