February 2011

1: How do we know you?

I first met Patrick years ago at a party when I became a member of the CFDA…and had the pleasure of hiring Marie Havens (now the Creative Director of PMc) upon graduating from Parsons (our alma mater).

2: What is your latest project?

My newest venture, KRave…a global design discovery group.

3: Where are you living?

I live in NYC and Saratoga Springs…I love the contrast between gray (NYC) and green (upstate)…it keeps my senses fresh.

4: What don’t we know about you?

I am shy.

5: What is your favorite travel destination?

Wherever I’ve just landed…I am always happy to get “there”.

6: What inspires you?

When I’m in the arms of Morpheus (the god of dreams)…I always keep a bedside notebook.

7: If not yourself, who would you be?


8: What book is your bible?

J.K. Huysmans’ A Rebours (Against Nature)…his descriptions are so painterly.

9: What is your favorite word?

Oxymoron…life is full of contradictions, like: virtual-reality/jumbo-shrimp/office-party.

10: Who is your biggest hero?

Dr Seuss…no kidding!

11: How would you define success?

I don’t believe you find success…it finds you. If you are passionate about your work, you’ve already succeeded.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Question: How do you avoid stress?

Answer: I find humor in everything, good & bad. Laugh out loud and the weight of the word flies off your shoulders.

Kelly Ryan is an artist & designer.


Kelly Ryan CFDA

KRave (website is under construction)

Media Contact: Adam Kluger, President, Adam Kluger Public Relations, 917.655.1450

Questions by PMc Magazine

Photography by Carlos Alban

Design by Marie Havens


Kelly Ryan, Photography by Carlos Alban

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