Kelly Parsell is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and the woman behind Nerd Press paper goods and novelty gifts.

She received her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College in 2010 and her B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art from Albion College in 2007.

From 2011 to 2013 she worked as a studio assistant for fiber artist Nick Cave.

Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous libraries and collections, including those of Yale, Indiana, and Duke universities. 

She lives in an apartment full of collected treasures with her husband, Luan, and two giant cats, Atlas and Tito.