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Designer, editor and world-builder

Producer, DJ and beat-maker,

writer, mixer and re:mixer.. I create.

Todd Kelley

Content Creator

I’m passionate at what I do. I’m a resourceful and driven design content developer that lives and breathes the process of design. Simply put, my profession is also my hobby. I never stop trying to learn new innovative ways to translate the client’s vision to print, web or motion. I posses an excellent ability to communicate effectively with both peers AND clients; whatever it takes to satisfy the client. 

Weapons of choice

Apple Final Cut Pro X
95%
Apple Logic Pro X
90%
Adobe After Effects
90%
Adobe Photoshop
95%
Adobe Illustrator
90%
Articulate Storyline
85%
Articulate Rise
95%

Look what I can do

Video editing

Everything from corporate to music videos. I'm skilled at shooting, editing, producing and effects compositing

Course dev

Using the Articulate 360 platformI build instructional materials using RISE and Storyline 360.

Wordpress

I manage, update and design multiple personal and corporate WordPress websites, with some coding experience.

Slide decks

Over two decades of corporate presentation design, using PowerPoint, Acrobat and Keynote

Motion

Using Adobe Creative Suite, I turn print and web branding motion for video and the web.

Design

Branding companies from concept to completion, I use Adobe CC to create eye-catching collateral

Hobbies and other hoopla

Production

I produce Hip-Hop and Soul Music. I focus on instrumental beats under the name Big La vs. Todd.

DJing

I spin Hip-Hop, Soul and Instrumental
mixes for Keakie Music.

Writing

I love to write. I've been word-building Sci-Fi and horror stories since I was 9 years old.

Gaming

I primarily play RPG's, Sims and 4X Strategy games on Xbox and PC.

Comics

I'm a Marvel Fanboy and will read anything written by Brian Michael Bendis or Jonathan Hickman.

Design

Branding companies from concept to completion, I use Adobe CC to create eye-catching collateral

Music

Tribute Album (Coming 2022)

Latest Project

Latest Collaboration

Mixes

Design

Gaming Developer

Cover Art

Magazine

Random Todd facts

During high school, I never even considered the option of going to college. I just wanted to get out of school and get on with my life. But on that day, I accompanied my best friend to his Guidance Counselor to fill out his paperwork. While we were waiting for him to finish, she just looked at me and said: “Hey, you wanna go to college too?” I gave her a nonchalant “Yeah, ok.” She gave me enrollment and financial aid papers to fill out, and within a couple months, I got my acceptance letter and financial aid award. I wish I could remember her name. I need to give her a big hug but changing my life.

Arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) sends me into a jumping and screaming fit like a 5 year old girl. And I have a mild case of trypophobia where I can’t stand looking at large holes/pits on people’s bodies.

I grew up with a crippling shyness.. to the point where I would get panic attacks if I made eye contact with another person I didn’t know. It took years of conditioning to have functional interactions with other people. I can still feel it creeping somewhere inside me.

I had this dream of designing fighter planes and rocket ships when I entered college. I knew I was a great student when I would apply myself, but I couldn’t hack the entry level math courses. I knew I had to find something else I would be passionate about. I researched getting a design degree but the course list didn’t really appeal to me. Luckily I chose a Radio, Television and Film degree with a minor in Writing. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I shaped what I do for love and for money.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had bouts of depression like clockwork. It’s something that made me very susceptible to suicide at an early age. Luckily, I always found ways to creatively talk myself out of it until the feeling passed. I also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and creep up on my at a moment’s notice. Breathing techniques have been extremely helpful in managing them.

For most of my life, I never cared about traveling. I was happy at home with my own stuff. My previous job change that, sending me across the country on video shoots. My current Job sent me to London to shoot a training shoot, which marked my first trip outside of the United States (excluding Mexico).

People look at me weird when I say I hate driving. I mean I REALLY hate driving! My father regifted me my first car in high school and the moment I tried to drive it out of his driveway, the rusted axel snapped in two. After that, I never gave a crap about getting behind he wheel. I’d rather spend a fortune on taxis, buses and Ubers, than own a car.

I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes over a decade ago. A lifetime of bad eating and neglecting my health caught up with me. By the grace of all that is Holy, I met and married an incredible woman who immediately made me go cold turkey with fast food and researched tirelessly on healthy foods I’d love to eat. For a while after that I was pretty health but got lazy once again and let my health slide. Currently, I’m working on changing my daily habits to get myself back on course.

One of those unknown things that creatives won’t tell you, is that they fear that day when the world finds out you’re a talentless hack and everything you’ve ever done was just ‘smoke and mirrors’ or plagiarized from more talented people. It sounds like a bad thing, but it’s one of those things that keeps us striving to get better.

I love writing. I love world-building and creating characters and moments that could be considered shocking. So for research I started watching movie, tv show and trailer reaction videos on Youtube, to study the scenes and momentS that generated the most emotional responses. I’d like to say it’s still research, but it feels like I’m an empathic vampier leeching off the emotions of reactors online.

Favorite media

Movies

TV Shows

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Albums

Comics

Fantastic Four
Jonathan Hickman

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X-Men: Mauraders
Mike Carey

STK273232

Powers
Brian Michael Bendis

Black Science
Rick Remender

The Defenders
Brian Michael Bendis

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Avengers/New Avengers
Jonathan Hickman

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New Avengers/Avengers
Brian Michael Bendis

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All-New X-Men
Brian Michael Bendis

Black Science
Greg Rucka

The Walking Dead
Robert Kirkman

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Alias/Jessica Jones
Brian Michael Bendis

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Spider-man
Todd MacFarlane

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All-New Captain America
Rick Remender

House of X/Power of X
Jonathan Hickman

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Civil War
Mark Millar

Games

The Phantom Pain
Xbox One

FF7

Final Fantasy VII
Playstation

Civilization III
Mac/PC

WWF No Mercy
Nintendo 64

Star Wars: KoTOR
Xbox

Resident Evil 4
Nintendo Gamecube

xcom2

Xcom 2: WoTC
Xbox One

Syndicate (1993)
Mac/PC

Smackdown!: HCTP
Playstation 2

Fallout: New Vegas
Xbox 360

Dragon Age: Origins
Xbox 360

RE

Resident Evil
Playstation 1

WCW/nWo Revenge
Nintendo 64

Master of Orion
Mac/PC

Sons of Liberty
Playstation 2