Kelly Cappelli - Director of Photography
For more than 20 years, Kelly Cappelli has been a dominant presence in the world of art, photography and advertising. Rising to the top of the most highly competitive markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami, her work and talent has shined on a global scale. During her early years in advertising, Cappelli’s unique style and uncanny ability to transform ordinary objects into vibrant displays of artistic expression quickly earned herself a place in the spotlight.
As the list of industry awards she won continued to grow, Cappelli found herself as one of the most sought-after creative directors in Chicago. Rising to the top of the advertising industry elite in the Windy City, she had the opportunity to work with some of the most recognized high-end fashion, retail and consumer product brands in the world: Marshall Field’s, Spiegel, Carson’s, Target, Sears and Montgomery Ward to name a few. Her portfolio also includes a range of stunning fashion spreads that helped fuel the careers of legendary supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christi Turlington.
After working with many prestigious agencies, including internationally renowned BBDO Advertising, Kelly relocated to Arizona. With the desire to guide her own destiny within the creative industry, Cappelli launched the successful production house known as Studio 5. Kelly used her own unique spark of creative genius to catapult her studio onto the scene by bringing her knowledge of fashion, art, styling and photography to the table, she showed off her diverse range of talents and began capturing the attention of the music industry. She now handles photography and design projects for some of the biggest names in music, including Megadeth, Fender guitars, and the Grammy-Award-winning jazz bassists Mel Brown.
Exhibiting a voracious appetite for taking art, photography and design to new levels, Cappelli’s coveted avant-garde style has earned acclaim in more than 70 publications. When it comes to mixing art, emotion and product design, her limitless creative vision has propelled a long list of clients and brands into the public eye. With her future shining bright, Cappelli continues to push the envelope and break down the barriers of the status quo.