kelsey talis

Multi-talented, published and eminently creative designer focused on design ingenuity, brand marketing and client relations. Experienced in residential, commercial and graphic design with strengths in marketing and social media. Disciplined in written and verbal communication, performing under deadlines, project management and team collaboration. Proficient in constructing lasting client relationships, exceeding expectations, budget maximization and turning design visions into reality. Motivated by creativity and inspired by the multitude of experiences involved in the vast field of design.

Kelsey has always demonstrated an intrinsic curiosity for the way the world of design functions. This began with her passion and education in interior architecture + design, branched out further with her interest in construction + project management, and has since continued to broaden with her experience in the fields of graphic design, marketing and digital media management. This constant desire to enhance her skill set and increase her knowledge base has allowed Kelsey to view projects from various relevant perspectives, and has greatly augmented her design dexterity.

After 5-years in the field of high-end residential design in Naples, FL. Kelsey relocated to Wilmington, NC and joined The Cottage Building Company as director of digital media, marketing + design in early 2018. She focuses on their visual marketing presence while implementing a new and updated track for the company’s publicized future. The Cottage Building Company is a well-oiled machine that has much success due to each employee’s ability to ‘wear several hats.’ Kelsey is able to utilize her vast interior design talent in the architectural planning phase of each cottage build, as well as the outfitting the interiors of model homes, and assisting clients in the final phase of their home build.

Kelsey is and always will be 'a creative.' She loves her work as a designer - and with that talent comes the natural knack for originative projects. In 2016, Talis launched her own venture, ‘talisquo’ - your go-to for cards, prints, illustrations, signs, jewelry, and all-things-custom. She enjoys working on freelance ventures ranging from furniture design/build, interior design, graphic design, crafting, original artwork, sketching & hand drawings, clothing design, etc. be sure to check out her shop on Etsy! 


“The most creative person I know” - Frank Llloyd Wright

“You think I’m funny - wait ‘till you meet this girl” - Will Ferrell

“One of this generation’s most brilliant minds” - Michelangelo

“Hands down my favorite grandchild” - Nana