To help our audience learn who is behind the content on this blog, we’ve been releasing a series of Q&A’s from our team. In this month’s edition, you will learn all about our Design and Multimedia Specialist, Keely Smith.
Keely brings an eye for design to the (W)right On team. Her experience stretches from web to print media, designing for local businesses, schools, and corporate structures. Keely seeks to create art that motivates the audience to see and experience the world in fresh and exhilarating ways. As an artist and innovator, she engages various mediums including graphic design, sculpture, illustration, dance and music. With a passion for expression she strives to build relationships around fostering creativity and collaboration. Keely has a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from San Diego State University.
What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?
My dream job would be to work as a travel journalist with my own travel show (the female Anthony Bourdain). There’s nothing better than being paid to explore the world!
What’s one word you would use to describe yourself?
Fill in the blank. “If you really knew me, you’d know ____”My worst fears.
What super power would you like to have? The ability to change into any person or animal.
What would a “perfect” day look like to you?
Sleeping in, have a tasty brunch somewhere, spend time with friends/family, go for a nice walk or bike ride, end the day with a good movie and a glass of wine.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?
I’m not defined by my failures or misfortunes.
Best vacation you’ve had?I went to Ireland for 2 weeks after I graduated college. Some of the most joyful and sarcastic people I’ve ever met!
What’s your most embarrassing moment at work?
After a trip to the ladies room, I was that girl who walked down the hall with my dress tucked into my underwear. Needless to say things got a little “cheeky”.
“I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would be cast as you?
Jennifer Lawrence – she is crazy talented and has a great sense of humor.Drew Barrymore – because people say I look like her
What’s your drink of choice?
A whiskey-ginger or a glass of cabernet sauvignon.
If you were stuck on an island and could only choose 5 CDs, what would they be?
The Civil Wars – Barton Hallow
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Double Trouble
Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
Banks – Goddess
No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom
Fill in the blank. “People would be surprised if they knew____” That I am part Hispanic even though I’m pretty much translucent.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
When you go out of your way for someone on the road and they don’t give you the courtesy wave, you know what I’m talking about.
What tv show/movie is your guilty pleasure?
Oh man, let’s just say I watch most of the HBO, Starz, masterpiece, and Showtime series. Some of my favorites: GOT, Girls, Homeland, Outlander, Penny Dreadful, and of course Downton Abbey.
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
There are 2 things I can’t live without…coffee and cheese.
Favorite line from a movie?
“You accept the love you think you deserve.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Do you have an office nickname?
What is it? Yes, K Slizzle.
What’s the best/worst gift you have ever received?
Worst – a small tea light candle… just one.
Best – when I was a teen, my mom took me and 2 friends to see my favorite musical Oklahoma.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Spend time with friends and family.