Interivew with Minted stylist & designer Kelli Hall

Interivew with Minted stylist Kelli Hall, Beautiful Hello Blog

 

Hello everyone!

 

I am so excited to have Kelli Hall visiting us today!  Kelli is a stylist who works with Minted to make their awesome products look even more lovely and wonderful with her creative eye.  Her aesthetic is clean, joyous, refined, and totally lovely.  Kelli is also a designer with a collection of lovely stationary and other goodness on Minted.

 

I’m excited to learn more about her creative process and maybe even get a few styling tips in the process!   Thanks for sharing with us Kelli!

 


 

Interivew with Minted stylist & designer Kelli Hall, Beautiful Hello Blog

 

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you create:
I style spaces and tabletops and work with a photographer to capture the whole effect. It can be as small as a composed vignette or encompass a series of rooms. I try to look at a tabletop the way I look at a canvas—in terms of composition, color, and texture—but instead of brushes and paint, I get to use the spill of a floral bundle or the line on a table runner to direct a viewer’s eye.

 

How did you break into life your career as an artist and designer?
I knew I’d do something creative from the time I could hold a crayon. I went to school for painting, and stumbled into a graphic design job designing toy packaging while I was completing my degree. I started designing stationery, and it blossomed into fantastic opportunities designing for minted. One of those opportunities has been a chance to give event styling a try! It’s something I’ve always loved and am working every day to grow it. Its a shift from graphic design, but it’s helped me learn more about myself and my creativity: Essentially, what really makes me tick is elevating everyday items by applying creative energy—whether on paper or behind a lens.

 

What is the most exciting thing about being a creative entrepreneur?  Did anything surprise you about the day-to-day life of an artist/designer?
I’ve just started styling, and one of the things I’m loving the most is the opportunity to intersect with other creatives while working to bring a vision to life. I tend to hole up behind my computer when working on graphic design, but styling has introduced chances to meet and collaborate with letterers, tailors, painters, photographers, floral stylists—I’ve even connected with confection vendors that craft lollipops I swear could be works of glass art in a museum! It’s exciting and inspiring to work on projects that share in the beauty of other artists and celebrate their talents.

 

What do you love most about being a Minted Designer?  How has it helped you grow as a creative?
I love the way minted’s enabled me to focus on design in a way that’s both profitable and creatively freeing. I’ve pushed into new areas and explored parts of my career that I would never have been able to without the direction, encouragement and experience I’ve gained with minted.

 

Interivew with Minted stylist & designer Kelli Hall, Beautiful Hello Blog

 

Any creative rituals?  For example, I’m addicted to French press coffee and incense.
I wish I could say I have them, but the only real order in my brain comes out in my styled work. Some mornings I snuggle my cat frank, some days I use yoga or chocolate for a pause to reignite creativity. A creative tool I use (it’s one I keep from my painting past) is to flip my composition—whether its a sketch, design or photograph—-inverting my work helps my eye disconnect from the familiar and assess the pieces in terms of their shape.

 

What are you most exciting to work on next?
I have a styled shoot in a few months that will incorporate some hand-painted pieces from another artist.

 

Tips for styling artwork
When i’m styling my walls with groups of artwork, I like to think about creating a strong diagonal from the upper left to the lower right. Maybe these pieces connect with color, strong contrast, or even a subject—the key is to create a sense of unity along an angled line and direct your eye so it can comfortably move through grouped pieces.

 

Interivew with Minted stylist & designer Kelli Hall, Beautiful Hello Blog

 

Thank you so much Kelli!

 

And just FYI, Kelli offers styling services to artists and designers (woohoo!!).
I love her warm and engaging aesthetic and the way she makes artwork or designs totally shine.
Get to know Kelli Hall a little more on her blog and see her Minted collection and follow her on Instagram to see more of her lovely styling work and life.

 

Until next time,
Emily Jeffords signiture
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Emily Jeffords

Most days you can find me, in the studio with my little girls, speckled in oil paint (drinking too much coffee), creating artwork for collectors around the world and collaborating with select brands. Check out my artwork on EmilyJeffords.com

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