About Kelly Mottl

WHAT I DO.
My first love is being a photographer. I am immensely passionate about capturing not only beautiful photos, but telling a story within each photo. I love that I get to be a part of my clients happiest memories and I want them to look back at my photos and remember exactly what was happening at that moment and exactly how they felt.

My passions don‘t end with photography. I have been lucky enough to find a career (my day job!) doing something that I love – web design. I enjoy taking a concept or idea and making it into a user friendly website that boosts sales or increases leads for my client. My latest career choice has taken me to email marketing where I have been allowed to dive in to marketing strategy and marketing automation. I’m not sure I’m as passionate about that as I am about web design, but I am having fun learning it! I hope to be Marketo certified soon!

MY EDUCATION.
I attended Carroll College and graduated in May 2002, approximately 6 years before it became Carroll University. I was working my way through college working at a local newspaper doing graphic design and pagination. In 2004 I was hired by the Russ Darrow Group where I was not only a graphic designer, but I also was given my first shot at web design. I loved it! I took classes and taught myself everything I needed to know to start creating beautiful sites. Of course, web design is constantly changing so I have always had to make sure that the path I chose in my career would allow me to keep up on the latest design trends and keep my skill set up to date. Now I am not only creating HTML websites, but I am starting to work with responsive, mobile-friendly layouts in WordPress.

MY SKILLS.
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, InDesign, HTML, Javascript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, MailChimp, Interspire, WordPress, Lyris, Marketo and Magento Go. Whew, I am sure I missed one on that list somewhere!!

  • If I were an animal, I would be a… bird.
  • If I won the lottery, I would buy… a new house with lots of space.
  • If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be… pasta.
  • My dream is traveling to… Italy.
  • If I had a superpower, it would be… flying.
  • I would be lost without my… email.
  • The best thing about living in Wisconsin is… the fall colors and changing weather.
  • If I could have a drink with anyone (fictional, alive, dead, famous, non-famous), it would it be… Steve Jobs.
  • My favorite inspirational quote is… “Be positive, patient, and persistent.”
Kelly Mottl Photographer