Kelly Panacci – Inspired by Art
After graduating from college as a graphic designer, Kelly developed her skills at ad agencies and book publishers. Kelly’s passion for creating art, combined with a love of crafting led her to start a home- based business producing one-of-a-kind designs ranging from air brushed garments and jewelry to intricate custom home portraits. In 1994, with her 3 kids in school full time, Kelly traded her art supplies for a Mac computer and accepted an illustrator position with Sandylion Sticker Designs where she created award-winning designs for Disney and the emerging scrapbook industry. Kelly founded Kelly Panacci Inc. in 2003 so she could continue creating designs in papercrafting with her timeless signature style. Since then, the Kelly Panacci Inc. brand has grown to hundreds of products available in more than 30 countries worldwide, licensed by K&Company and Hampton Arts. When the opportunity to work with Northcott Silk Inc. came along, Kelly was thrilled. She had always dreamed of having her designs printed on fabric and joining the talented group of licensed designers at Northcott is an honor.
When Kelly is not in her studio designing her next collection, she is out-and-about teaching or traveling for inspiration. Kelly and her husband Mario operate their art licensing studio from their century home near Toronto, Canada.