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Kelly Cochrane-Collar

Creative Director

Kelly has worked as a Vermont graphic designer for more than two decades, and has successful partnerships with professional writers, project managers and web hosts to handle jobs of all sizes.

With a career in marketing and public relations, Kelly launched her own communications business in 2003 and has been helping organizations with their outreach ever since. She works with clients to develop a full range of products, from print marketing materials to websites both large and small. Read what clients say about Mad River Creative.

A native Virginian, Kelly moved to the Green Mountain State after earning a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Virginia. She has also completed coursework in visual design at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

She gained experience in Vermont's education community when serving as Director of Public Information for Vermont State Colleges, managing all the system's marketing and public relations activities and coordinating with the college admissions and PR directors. More recently, she served as Administrator of the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors, where she managed member communications, oversaw dozens of conferences, and developed a firm respect for the work of land surveyors. Kelly also received the first place award two times for designing The Cornerpost magazine, in a national journalism competition hosted by NSPS.


Areas of Specialization


Clean, compelling designs to help schools and colleges reach and retain their students, alumni and communities.


Targeted materials to help non-profits funnel information to the people and organizations that need them.


Compelling and professional print designs to publicize events, promote businesses, and provide updates to the communities they serve.


Your storefront for the world...beautiful digital designs to help your organization make a good first impression and keep your stakeholders coming back.

Waterbury Village, Vermont
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