My name is Kelsey Dzintars, graphic designer, painter, and lover of snowy mountains and giant ferns. I help businesses and individuals manifest their unique creative visions.
I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, the middle child of 4 overachieving sisters whom I credit with nourishing my inner weirdo and love of puns. In 2005 I moved to Bozeman, Montana where I studied graphic design, painting and illustration at Montana State University, and met some of the best people and powder on earth. After 5 years of serving as the Senior Graphic Designer and Creative Director for the Outlaw Partners marketing and media firm in Big Sky, I set off as a freelance agent to explore the wilderness areas and National Parks of the western U.S. and Canada. In a twist of fate, I started guiding on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in 2017, and now once again base my off-seasons in Bozeman, continuing the development of my personal artwork and working on creative projects with clients around the globe.
Both my commercial and personal work thrive on a balance of uninhibited creativity paired with an obsessive drive and attention to detail. I know 1/8 of an inch and a 3 percent color value adjustment can make magic. My experience in publication design has me laying awake at night, wondering if I added the period at the end of the caption on page 52. I spend nights, weekends, lunch breaks and flight delays playing with paint and perusing industry resources for new creative strategies.
When I create artwork that helps someone find success with their business, smile with inspiration or simply say ‘oohhhh!’ I go home happy.
Arts Council uses art to beautify Rapid City, Native Sun News Today, October 2017
MSU grad wins grand prize in university’s 125th anniversary poster contest, MSU News Service, August 2017
June Cover Artist, Bozeman Magazine, June 2016
Mobile Office Life, December 2015
2015 Artists-in-Residence, Chiricahua National Monument
Artist Profile, Montana Fly Fishing Magazine, Fall 2015
Big Sky artist hosting print show in Bozeman, Explore Big Sky, September 2015
Big Sky Sotheby's International Realty Big Sky Artist Roundup, November 2014
Best of the West 2014 journalism contest results and award winners
Below the Fold podcast, "003 Betty Rage and getting messy with Kelsey Dzintars" Pixology, February 2014
Interview, Theory Magazine, Issue 4 December 2013
'Dzintars hosts art show Oct. 11' Explore Big Sky, October 2013
'Gallery: Kelsey Dzintars' Explore Big Sky, January 2012 By Emily Stifler
'Kelsey Dzintars displays art at the 406 Brewery', Bozeman News Online, January 2012 By Tom Ski
'Kelsey Dzintars’ Art Gallery Showing At 406 Brewing Company In Bozeman Tonight' Moose Radio, January 2012
'Hair and Art in Bozeman', Bozemaniac, March 2012
'Free Rain' Whitefish Review, Spring/Summer 2009
'Forty MSU seniors win Awards for Excellence' Montana State University, February 2009