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August 21st, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA - David Kelly, one of the region’s top active lifestyle and portrait photographers, has been selected as one of the 2017 Communication Arts 58th Annual Photography Winners. Since 1959, Communication Arts has published the best in visual communications from around the world. For creatives seeking recognition, their annual juried awards rank amongst the most prestigious and influential competitions in the world.

Kelly was selected for his work on Big Dog Coffee, which vied with 3,736 other entries. Only 141 of those entries – including David’s Big Dog work, won an award, which are chosen on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution.

In addition, this work also won a Gold award and two Silver awards in the Out-of-Home and Ambient Media category in Pittsburgh’s 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards.

The Big Dog Coffee work was created in collaboration with Jeff Barton and Sam Panico (formerly of Gatesman and now partners and co-founders of Jam X Creative), as well as a team that included Jay Giesen and Bryan Vorp (Gatesman), Arthur Germer and Kelly Poorman (formerly Gatesman, now Moxie, who also donated the modeling skills of their dogs) and Braden Mackie (formerly Gatesman, now Travel Tripper). It was inspired by the fine coffee and treats available at Big Dog Coffee, located at 2717 Sarah Street in Pittsburgh.



David Kelly is an active lifestyle and portrait photographer who collaborates with advertising agencies, direct business and editorial departments. His style? Hip. Modern. Stylish. Always willing to push the boundaries to create something new. And above all else, pure fun. In a world saturated by media, messaging and images, his goal is to always create something that breaks through the clutter.

Dave has gained a high level of recognition for his personal work, such as the “Kelly Brother’s Christmas Photo That Has Nothing to Do with Christmas” photo series. And he has a diverse clientele that includes UPMC, Red Bull, Clearview Credit Union, Gateway Rehab, Champs Sports, Yelp, Eat ‘n Park, Audi, WUDN and more.

Splitting his time between Pittsburgh and LA, Dave’s always looking  for more creative people ready to craft new and exciting ideas with. Follow him on Instagram @davidkellydotco


To see more of David’s work, visit www.davidkelly.co

July 21st, 2017

key art for Street Light Stories 7.19.17

June 29th, 2017

February 3rd, 2017

2016 Little League World Series of Baseball player shot for UPMC. 

January 10th, 2017

first shot of 2017 . in the studi. #davidkellyco 

November 9th, 2016

Read about our Roller Derby campaign here: http://bit.ly/2fDKINE

June 27th, 2016

Gateway Rehab Campaign: a project with Applebox Studios

In October of last year we had two fun filled days creating images for the Gateway Rehab campaign. Working with the team at Applebox Studios and along side their video crew. We created four pieces showcasing our talent getting a fresh start to their new lives. With the lead direction from Michael Wertz and Dan Brettholle.

Like to see a bit more from this project and our behind the scene videos - Check out the newsletter link: eepurl.com/b5KdJ1

June 13th, 2016

recent on location work

June 5th, 2016

recent fitness work. 

April 20th, 2016

 images and ad layouts for a project I worked on for Skydive Pennsylvania. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/1YFn2bV