Kelly Picard, owner of Divanti Designs Inc. is currently residing in Beachcomber on Vancouver Island with her 2 Yorkshire Terrier Pups. Although born on Vancouver Island (Nanaimo), she left the Island with her family at age 3 and headed east with her family to Edmonton, Alberta. Her artistic talents and creativity were evident from an early age and she designed her first logo, for a flooring company at age 13. Kelly’s creativity has always been a joy in her life which she‘s loved to let run loose for as long as she can remember.

Kelly’s creativity has led her path down many different roads: She has background in drafting and graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Sign Painting Program in 1988. After 2 years of sign sign painting she joined The Brick Warehouse Advertising Department where she helped introduce their design team to using computers to aid in their design process, she then spent a couple of years doing print and television advertising with them.

After a holiday to Vancouver Island in the summer of 1991, Kelly decided to pack her bags in Edmonton and head West to settle into an ocean side condo at Rathtrevor Resort in the town of Parksville, BC. After a few years of working locally she decided to start her own business and worked under the name Imagine Graphics for the next 11 years. In 2004 Kelly’s business and clientelle were really starting to grow and she decided to incorporate the company and change the company name...that’s when Divanti Designs Inc. was born.

Kelly loves unique creative design and specializes in logo, product and ad design. Not limited to just that, she has worked on a variety of creative projects which utilize other talents which include photography, painting and pvc cards. In recent years she has worked with a variety of companies, developers, organizations and charities locally and throughout Canada.

Kelly describes her design philosophy as ‘
definitely client focused’... “The most important part of creating a design is the client and the target audience. A good designer is able to put their ego, biases and preferences aside when consulting with clients. The client’s happiness and satisfaction with the design is always the goal. I consult with my clients, listen to their concerns and ideas and weave my interpretation into the work while maintaining design integrity and fulfilling my clients wants and expectations. I always say... a happy client is a job well done!”