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Kelly Costello teaches Designing Your Life at the Segal Design Institute and has been an active mentor for student teams in the Design for America program. After working in design consulting for over 2 decades, she founded her own company, Panorama Innovation, six years ago. Her passion is civic and social innovation, and she is currently coaching cities for the 2018 Mayors Challenge sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Inspired by her work with Northwestern students, she recently started a “Designing Your Life” program for detainees at Cook County Jail. Kelly serves as an officer for CPS Lives, a Not For Profit organization dedicated to Chicago Artists sharing stories of Chicago Public Schools.

Kelly has presented at numerous events for organizations, educational institutions and companies including School of the Art Institute (Chicago), MSLOC at Northwestern, AIGA, EPIC, MRA (Marketing Research Association), Facebook, CEDIM in Mexico, BarnRaise (IIT) in Edmonton, Canada and Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.


MDes, Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago

BS, University of Memphis

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