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David Jones Store - Bourke Street Reimagined

David Jones invited me to create the invitation for their Joost Baker Bourke Street Reimagined event in October 2022. Inspired by the floral and mushroom installation by Joost, I created this image which was also animated and used for invites, their website and for a 3x3m photo backdrop. 

Blunt x Kelly Thompson Blooms & Shrooms

I loved this collaboration with Blunt Umbrellas, taking my love of florals and mushrooms and creating my very own limited edition umbrella print!

Thompson's Herbals

To Celebrate World Herb Day, Thompson's Herbals commissioned me to create two illustrations featuring the Ashwagandha herb and invited me to host a creative art class at their World Herb Day event in Sydney.

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Kelly's illustration work has been featured in more than 15 art and design books and she has exhibited more than 20 times.


Kelly is an established illustrator specialising in beauty, botanicals and fashion illustration. 


Kelly's work has featured on packaging, fashion, products and interiors, she loves nothing more than collaborating with brands and individuals to create something unique and beautiful.

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I’ve had the joy of working with Kelly for over 10 years. If you know Kelly you will appreciate her warm generous presence, inquisitive attitude and love for life. We were extremely honoured to have Kelly present at five of our major symposiums across NZ and Australia. Kelly’s talks were articulate and moving. The workshops were all sell outs. Safe to say Kelly gained another 5000 fans each day if they weren’t already.

Simon Velvin
Director - Semi Permanent NZ

Kelly is unbelievably talented. Her skill in illustrating makes you question if it was done by hand. She is also very professional. I would work with her again and recommend to anyone.

Wynn Crawshaw
Designer Wynn Hamlyn

I had the chance to work with Kelly in 2012 for the global launch of an Escada fragrance called Born in Paradise. In the beginning Kelly was one of nine candidates on the pitch for the illustrations to be used on the packaging and the advertising campaign. Thanks to her motivation and her talent Kelly became an obvious choice, not only for our agency but also for the brand. Beyond her undeniable talent, what I appreciated most was Kelly’s accessibility. No matter when we asked her to rework she was always available and worked very fast. All the agency’s staff and the client were very happy with the artworks that Kelly provided us. It was a very pleasant experience ! If one day I have another subject or client that requires illustration I’ll recommend Kelly without hesitation. I really would like to work with her one more time !

Romain Arrigoni
Directeur Artistique Grey Paris

By chance, Kelly was recommended as a potential artist for a new cosmetic medical clinic I was planning (The Doctor’s Studio). Our concept was very visual and based around art. Kelly was great - bright, knowledgeable, talented, and fun to work with! Her illustrations were amazing - but more than that: she advised us on everything from branding to interior design to artist selection to website, and even did the art direction for our photo shoot. She’s just all-round brilliant!

David Topchian
Founding Director The Doctor's Studio

To celebrate Internationals Women’s day and to launch the Marimekko #Growthstory campaign in 2018, Kelly was invited to our Chapel St store to speak to an exclusive audience about her own growth story and the path that she has taken to get her to where she is today. Kelly is an incredible professional person to work with, she not only captivated the audience with her inspirational talk but she also took the time afterwards to mingle and discuss her work further with the guests. We really loved working with Kelly and hope to do so again

Elly Winther
Marketing Manager Marimekko

Working with Kelly on the MINI Clubman project allowed us to create unique content that raised brand awareness and engaged new audiences in a meaningful way. Kelly was a collaborative and efficient influencer throughout the entire project. All social content produced for the campaign had an authentic tone of voice and distinctive visual style. If you’re looking for someone to create thumb stopping social content for your brand, contact Kelly Thompson.

Sam Snowden
Social Media Strategist at Ogilvy Australia

We are thrilled to have Kelly on board as our ongoing host and moderator for the CURVY creative conferences and events. Her depth of knowledge across all topics, speakers and their relevant industries is stunning. As a host she pulls all together seamlessly and does so in a fun and disarming manner that is a joy to watch and be part of. Her passion for female empowerment and the creative community shines through in all that she does. We have a greater than 10 year history with Kelly, who has been part of the CURVY community since day one – and we look forward to many more. I cannot recommend her highly enough

Robert Bergin
Founder CURVY Creative Conferences

Kelly is an amazing artist who has worked closely with our fashion brand Salasai. She communicates well and has a great style we love. Kelly has done numerous projects with Salasai from ad campaigns to social media blurbs and stying herself in Salasai is our favourite ...She has a great eye for detail and knows our customer well - We love working with Kelly Thompson, she's also a great friend.

Kirsha Whitcher
Founder, Salasai

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