Elizabeth Kelley soars with flying colors in her creative career, chosen to rebrand town



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Pinecrest Academy graduate was chosen for the task of rebranding a town in South Carolina called Travelers Rest, for which she created a logo and a refreshed overall look.

Elizabeth Kelley, class of 2007, has her work displayed in the welcome center in Travelers Rest.

Kelley attributes much of her success to Pinecrest Academy’s high school art teacher, Alison Batley.

Batley, a Savannah College of Art and Design grad student, unearthed and nurtured Kelley’s artistic talent that came as a surprise even to Kelley.

Currently a hand-picked graduate student at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, with an expected graduation date of this October, Kelley attended and graduated magna cum laude from Furman University, majoring in graphic art and philosophy.

Throughout several college internships, Kelley has had several of her works published, most notably, a branding project she completed for her senior project at Furman.

Kelley’s most recent accomplishment includes being among eight Portfolio Center students selected to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation to concept and execute designs promoting “CDC works 24/7.”

Her pieces were part of the Vital Organs display, and her work was featured at the CDC’s Hero Award ceremony for former President Jimmy Carter, last year’s award recipient.

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