"Ever since I was a little girl,  I’ve always loved to create, draw, paint and stitch, and I knew I would be a graphic designer.  Since graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design, I’ve lived and worked in Dallas, Minneapolis and Siesta Key, Florida, with clients from all over the world.  These days, I live in Galena, Illinois with my hubby and muse - our Jack Russell Terrier named Pearl Button. For me, creating is like breathing - I simply do it.   My mission is to continue making art that reflects my core belief - that all great things are possible."

Kelli May-Krenz is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator with more than 30 years’ experience. Her ability to capture, express and visually communicate the needs and visions of her clients has produced designs and promotional materials for everything from independent boutiques to Fortune 500 companies.

Her new stationery line, Pearl Button’s World, recently debuted at the National Stationery Show - where two of her designs were selected as finalist for Best in Show - and she has been featured in an array of print publications including Somerset Studio, Art Journaling, Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, Somerset Apprentice, Room to CreateUppercase magazine and Uppercase Stitch•Illo book (cover art).


• American Heart Association • Andrew Jergen's Corp. • Andrews McMeel Publishing • Artemisia Studios • Aster Cafe • Barkley Evergreen • Bauer Publishing • Carnival Cruise Lines • Dress Barn • Estee Lauder • General Mills Corp. • Infinity Direct Advertising Agency • JCPenney • La Rue Marche' Boutique • Liz Claiborne • Look + See Eye Clinic • L'Oréal • Macy's • Madison Park Greetings • Marcel Schurman • Marshall Fields • Mervyn's • Neiman Marcus • Papyrus • Portal Publications • Relevant Products • Running Press Publications • Snap Fitness • Sprint Corp. • Target • The Children's Place • The Wine Enthusiast • Velvet Button Boutique • Viva Voce Salon • Wall Street Journal • Ziploc • Star & Tribune