Kelli Elliott

Project Designer

why design matters?

There’s a saying that, “good design is invisible.” We often notice design for the wrong reason—hard to follow signage, shag carpeting or an explosion of 80’s brass and teal. In these situations design is extremely visible, and we often think of ways we could have done it better. When you encounter a really good design you may not notice the design at all. Instead, it will be easy to navigate and you consume the space easily and pleasurably. While designers work hard every day to create a highly functional design it will often go unnoticed if they’ve done their job well. I think this is why people often discredit the need for design, but when done right it can make  a big impact on your space.

why bdh+young rules?

It’s hands down the people. Our office is set up to promote collaboration and I’m constantly bouncing ideas of my fellow designers. We all work on different types of projects and it really helps me step out of my healthcare bubble to find the best solutions.

when in the kitchen, I’m cooking...

We eat a lot of pizza in our house, but the other nights of the week it’s pasta.

when I’m not at work, I like to...

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and last but not least our Dachshund, Hurley. I also enjoy catching up on the latest and greatest TV series on Netflix or HBO.

favorite childhood memory?

I grew up in a neighborhood with lots of kids my age. We spent our summers hanging out at the neighborhood park, riding our bikes and exploring the stone quarry behind our neighborhood (this was without parental supervision or permission).