Feb 07, 2018
Kelly Ricker
Illustrations by Kelly Ricker

Kelly Ricker has lived on the Central Coast most of her life. She attended St. Louis de Montfort Elementary and St. Joseph High School, both in Orcutt. She completed lower division coursework at Allan Hancock College before leaving the Central Coast for the Bay Area, transferring to San Jose State. There, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration and minored in English Literature, graduating as a Dean’s Scholar and Magna Cum Laude.

She has worked in the mobile gaming industry since graduating, first working at Disney as a part of Disney Interactive and currently works for Pixelberry Studios, a small company out of Mountain View with a Top 25 Grossing Overall game on the App Store. Her comics appear in two anthologies and one upcoming this summer. She teaches both art and boxing, though not at the same time. It should come as no surprise that she is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Nipomo, Director of Youth Service, and your PEN.