Kelly Spencer is a visual artist based in central Wellington, NZ with a tendency to travel, and is best known for her meticulously hand crafted lettering.

Kelly’s creative style is characterized by a bold use of colour, curvaceous forms, and clean lines. A multidisciplinary approach allows her to design across a wide variety of media and enjoy the freedom to produce work both in-studio and out In the world, adorning surfaces large and small with her colourful forms. Her work to date spans sign painting, murals/street art, illustration, apparel graphics, festival & gig branding, identity design and more.

The fluidity of freelance life often leads to projects which allow collaboration with other artists across a variety of mediums. In addition to her freelance work, Kelly is one of 5 directing members of The League of Live Illustrators - a lively and glittery team of graphic facilitators for hire. ( She was also the curator of the 2019 activation of Sea Walls - Artists for Oceans Tairāwhiti, NZ.

Kelly does not engage in conversation before consuming coffee in the mornings, but is henceforth a social creature, taking great delight in the company of the 9 other talented creatives she shares her studio with. On the rare occasions where she’s not drawing, Kelly will be found sharing chardonnay with friends, practicing yoga, and patting other people’s dogs.

Interview: The Design Kids
Interview: Typographher - Lettering Large
Interview: Place Makes - The dream of Roots
Interview: Design Assembly