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Education
BFA 2023
Graphic Design
minor in
Media Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University

Services
art direction
books & editorial
exhibition design
digital design
identity
signage
strategy

Skills
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
LightRoom
Premiere Pro

archiving

book binding

book layout

CSS
 
HTML

illustration

journalism
(print & audio)

linocut

marketing

Microsoft Word

photography
 
podcasting

printmaking

risograph 

screenprinting

sewing

window vinyl
Hello, beautiful world!
I’m Celia. Pronouns she/her, born 2000. My name is pronounced:

see-lee-uh
roo-lee
dawn-lee

I’m orginially from Durham, North Carolina and I’m currently based in Richmond, Virginia. My work focuses on visual storytelling and how stories affect our understanding of ourselves and the world. I like to work collaboratively in a group or individually, as a freelancer. I love making wacky ideas come alive and problem-solving.

In my free time, you can find me writing in my journal, daydreaming out the window, drawing & reading comics, listening to so much music, and teaching myself the drums (the neighbors will be okay, I’ve let them know about the kit). 

Reach out if you’d like to collaborate and work on a project together.
photo by Barrett Reynolds

Publications
VCU Compass (comic, 2022)

Experience
Intern for Katie Orlinsky Photographer for National Geographic (2020)

Intern at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (2018)
Writing and research for gallery text in summer incubator exhibit:
“Creating Community: We Are All Here”.

Illustrator and print designer for DurmPAC (2020-2023)

Logo designer for Duke Park Community Mural project (2020-2021)

Exhibition designer for VCUarts Senior Graphic Design Show (2023)

Grants
VCU Interdisplinary Research Grant with Fiona McMichael and Barrett Reynolds (2023)

Online
PhotoVogue
(2020)







© 2023 CELIA RULEY DONNELLY

hello, beautiful world!
I’m celia,


here’s a mini bio
a cartoonist & designer interested in visual storytelling, comics, type design and graphic design for film.


& an email in case you want to chat:
celiaruley@gmail.com