Kelsey Abbate

Born and raised just outside of Detroit, Kelsey is a Northerner with an appreciation for Southern life. Shortly after receiving her BFA from Michigan State University, she moved to New Orleans ready to begin her career. Since 2011 she has embraced NOLA as her home and is a rabid Saints fan. As a Senior Designer and UX Strategist with Deep Fried, Kelsey strives to create beautiful and simplistic design solutions that effectively get the message across branding, print, and digital realms. Negative space is her friend– she also fancies retro travel posters, and (or should we say, “&”) adores the ampersand. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys yoga and running at City Park.



No official pets, but I enjoy taking care of Monarch caterpillars and butterflies in my backyard

Favorite Trip / Place to Visit

Walt Disney World

Favorite Food