Kellen Ford was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Los Gatos, California until her family returned to the East Coast in 2003. At the age of 13 she taught herself HTML and CSS and quickly became passionate about making and designing websites.
Kellen attended Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, where she majored in English Literature and Studio Arts with a focus in Painting. Her senior year she won first place at the annual LMU drawing competition.
After graduating from LMU with honors in 2009, Kellen accepted a position at a fine art gallery in Santa Monica where she acted as the Assistant Director until August of 2012. For 2.5 years she worked as a full-time graphic designer at YogaWorks building their first in-house design team. From there she moved to Fabletics by Kate Hudson where she designed promotional campaigns, email newsletters and retail signage, and managed the email marketing calendar in collaboration with the copy and marketing teams.
Currently Kellen is an email designer at the Disney Store for shopdisney.com. At shopDisney she spearheaded fresh e-mail templates and designs to match the new website and implemented mobile-first design standards.
Her freelance clients range from yoga studios to candle packaging.