The Team

We live to explore and create.

Kelly McMurray

Creative Director

Kelly is a creative director with more than 20 years’ experience. She began her career as an editorial designer working on a range of magazines in the B-to-B and consumer marketplace. Publication design allowed her to foster her love of design systems and narrative visual concepts. She brings that sense of storytelling and system design to develop content-rich, visual communications.

She oversees the Design Internship Program at the College of Saint Rose and has taught at the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and Metropolitan State College of Denver. She received an MFA with a focus on new media from Mass College of Art & Design.

Kelly has presented at CASE, UCDA, AIGA, and AM+P on the topic of design. Her work has received recognition for art direction and design from AIGA, AM+P, AAF, ASME, CASE, SPD, UCDA, Society of Illustrators, and Print magazine. She loves shopping for textiles when she travels and not-so-secretly wants to be a bag designer.

Chris St. Cyr

Creative Director

Chris is a creative director at 2communiqué. He began his career in book and custom magazine publishing and was an early adopter of interactive design. His work focuses on the usability of editorial content in digital media.

Chris has an MFA from Mass College of Art & Design and currently teaches interactive design courses at the College of Saint Rose. He has also taught at the Sage Colleges, Ringling College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, the Art Institute of Boston, and the University of Denver. Chris has presented at UCDA and AIGA on the topic of interactive design. His work has received recognition from AIGA, AM+P, AAF, CASE, and UCDA.

Morgan Jordan

Art Director

Morgan is an art director at 2communiqué. She brings her background in editorial design and marketing to develop unique, playful solutions. Whether she is designing a 96-page publication or a single-page fundraising project, she has the ability to navigate a problem and provide thoughtful designs that speak to our clients’ goals.

Morgan holds a BFA from The College of Saint Rose where she was selected as a student Portfolio Review Finalist for the Art Directors Club. More recently her work has received recognition from AAF, AM+P, CASE, SPD, and UCDA. Her creativity is limitless—from remodeling her turn-of-the-century home to crafting elaborate Halloween costumes, or designing amazing invitations for her friends’ weddings.

 

J Walker

Designer

J is a designer at 2communiqué. An adventurous background in fine arts and non-profit design helps J bring a unique perspective to the team. She has a BFA from The College of Saint Rose where she further developed her passion for specialty packaging and editorial design. Her poetry book won first place for design in the juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition and her senior project received honorable mention at Albany Center Gallery’s OUTPUT show. J is an unabashed foodie, animal lover, and film buff. At home she loves to cook and dabbles in crafting natural, small-batch goods and body products.

 

 

 

Goodness Okoro

Designer

Goodness is a Designer at 2communiqué. Her passion for design stems from her love of illustration and art history. She spends her free time reading and watching Korean dramas, hoping one day to fully understand the dynamics of the culture. She attended the College of Saint Rose where she was involved in the AIGA Student Chapter, study abroad programs in China and Paris. She also served as a co-chair in the Undergrad Exhibition. After two years of working onsite at 2communiqué, she continues to collaborate remotely.

 

 

 

Karli Pawlak

Junior Designer

Karli is a junior designer at 2communiqué. She currently attends The College of Saint Rose where she majors in graphic design and minors in French. She will graduate in the spring of 2017. Her work was recognized in the Undergrad Art Show at Saint Rose and received a Silver ADDY award. She is a lover of typography, hand lettering, and was influenced by her trip to France. She adores her cat, Luna. When Karli is not focused on her studies, she enjoys decorating her apartment, collecting plants, and playing different sports with her family.

 

 

 

Sam Rossi

Bookkeeper

Sam is much more than just the bookkeeper at 2communiqué. She helps out with all aspects of studio management and loves getting lost in spreadsheets. At home, you’ll find Sam experimenting with gluten-free ingredients, refinishing old furniture, and playing with her daughter.