Kevin E. Kelley

Co-Founder & Principal, Shook Kelley


Kevin Ervin Kelley is the co-founder and principal of Shook Kelley, a strategy + design firm founded in 1992 with offices in Charlotte and Los Angeles. Shook Kelley specializes in the art and science of Convening: bringing people together around a physical place, space, idea, forum and experience. The firm's client list includes well-known brands such as Harley-Davidson, Whole Foods, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Harris Teeter and more. Trained as an architect, Kevin realized early in his career that design is a strategic weapon for any business in any industry. Kevin's specialty is getting inside the minds of consumers and figuring out how the physical environment affects a consumer's choice, comfort, retention and purchase behavior. This is a skill and technology that every consumer-based company can benefit from. Kevin is a much sought after lecturer and presenter for various conferences around the country. He has taught courses on branding and marketing for the professional development program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and has previously served as a professor within the College of Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
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