4 Disco Balls, A Giant Crayon & A Red Balloon

“We’ll need 4 disco balls, a giant crayon and a red balloon.”
Meet the creative team behind the Jessica Walsh event posters

How do you capture the spirit of the creative juggernaut that is Jessica Walsh and develop a poster series that’s attention getting and original at the same time? We asked creators Regina Geltosky and Nicolle Clemetson exactly that.

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Tell us about your process for the project, what was your favorite part and what was the most challenging?

NC: The hard part was to create something original and representative of my style and vision, not just something derivative of her work. I also enjoyed working with my partner in crime (stylist) Kristin Lane.

RG: Finding time! (laughing)

Were you familiar with Jessica Walsh’s work? Were there any specific pieces that inspired you?

NC: I was very familiar with her work. More her overall vision than just a few key pieces.

RG: Yes. There were no exact pieces that inspired my designs, But I did spend a lot of time researching her overall style and aesthetic in hopes of creating a poster that was inspired by her work. Also, I don’t usually work in this color palette, so that was a lot of fun.

What are you most looking forward to at the Jessica Walsh event this month (besides seeing your posters out in the world)?

RG: I am really looking forward to hearing her talk about her process and experiences. How she pushes herself to do great work and what drives her to stay creative.

NC: Everything!

See Regina and Nicolle’s amazing work, and of course Jessica Walsh herself, at our event this Friday at Revolution Hall.

More about the artists:

Regina Geltosky is an interactive art director currently working at Intel. She has over 10 years in the advertising business, and has been at Struck for the past 3 years.

Nicolle Clemetson is a commercial photographer (with 8 years working in the industry) based out of beautiful Portland Oregon. When she’s not on the road camping and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her fiancé and golden retriever, you can find her at her studio, District Collective, working on a variety of projects for both editorial and advertising clients.
She has built connections with both local and national publications, ad agencies, and businesses that now comprise the bulk of her clientele. Her portrait subjects vary—from top chefs and celebrities to comedians and models. Current projects include work for Legacy Health, Southwest: The Magazine, and Sigma Photo.


By Joanna Papaleo
Published February 23, 2016
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