Brad Kelley

I’m an application development professional and digital artist living in the Kansas City, Missouri area. With years of experience in UX/UI, product delivery, and team leadership, I bring to life compelling interactive projects for clients in the Midwest and around the world. Recently, as a product owner and senior business analyst for a leading national mortgage lender, I oversaw the relaunch of the company’s website and the creation of its customer portal. My body of interactive work ranges from websites and custom web applications to interactive games, online training materials, ebooks, and videos. My traditional design work ranges from branding and marketing collateral to collectible trading card games, trade shows, catalogs, book covers, and more.


Over the years I’ve served on the board of directors for AD2 (the under-thirty division of The Advertising Club of Kansas City), The Freelance Exchange of Kansas CityfluidUI, The Role-Players Guild of Kansas CityKC Game Fair, Midwest GameFest, and BobCon. I have donated or discounted my services to a number of worthy causes including The March of Dimes, The International Essential Tremor Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Association, The KC STEM AllianceFIRST LEGO LeagueFIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics CompetitionWhen not working, I serve as KC’s FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer Coordinator, serve as the Director of Midwest GameFest, write for Catalyst Game Labs’ Missions organized play group, and spend time with family.

Curriculum Vitae

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My jam is leading project teams to successful outcomes. I’m an experienced Agile practitioner focusing on Atlassian apps like Jira and Confluence. I’m equally at home in creative, development, and management teams, deep-diving for requirements and scope, creating project proposals and estimates, developing creative briefs and UI mockups, and liaising with stakeholders.

National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), 2023
Implementation Business Analyst (Contracted through APEX Systems)
I provided leadership on the MyNIPR team, helped to improve Agile processes, and helped speed delivery times. Our biggest successes were the implementation of the Continuing Education feature of the MyNIPR customer portal, and rolling out our services for customers in New York.

North American Savings Bank (NASB), 2017
Product Owner, Senior Business Analyst
I helped establish technology solutions to productivity challenges that drove the company toward efficiency using Agile methodologies. I also helped bridge the gap between the IT Applications and Marketing groups with an emphasis on Customer Experience.

Group 3 Solutions, 2007
Interactive Manager and Consultant
Managed interactive design and development services for a variety of engaging clients, both national and local. I managed a stable of freelance and in-house talent to design and produce websites and online applications until transitioning to a consultancy role in 2015.

Freelance, 2002
Design and Development
A great variety of work for a great variety of clients.

Fleishman-Hillard, 2000
Web Developer
Provided a variety of services including video production, website design, back-end development, relational database design, and content management.

MRA, now known as BKV – Kansas City, 1997
Art Director
Designed user interfaces for corporate e-commerce websites, interactive games, online training materials, and CD-ROMs, along with occasional print projects.

Thunder Castle Games, 1995
Creative Director
Developed TCG’s corporate identity and communications, product design and advertising, and worked directly with key vendors.

CGI, a Computer Service Bureau, 1993
Catalog Production Supervisor and Art Director
Designed catalogs, served as liaison to clients and vendors, and supervised pre-press operations.