JACKIE & BILLY KELLY: THE WIFE & HUSBAND TEAM BEHIND YAY DESIGN

 

Formed in February 2004, our business philosophy has been simple: do great work and have fun. We take on projects that interest us, and approach those projects with enthusiasm. Our concentrated client base is in the cities only a few hour’s drive from our office but some clients come from as far as California. Yay Design’s goal is to seek the best possible design solutions for our clients’ varied needs and deliver big-city quality with small-town service. 

We met on our first day of college at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1989. A 15-year stint in New York City followed and included: 4 years of college, 1 year of study abroad, 10 years of graphic design jobs at small design studios & huge corporations around Manhattan, 7 years of marriage, 4 years of parenting and a lingering desire to leave the big city and go to work for ourselves in a nice small town somewhere. A spring 2002 road trip and one fateful wrong turn led us to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the town that is now our home.

Photo: Heather Adams