Designer Profile: Ellery Curran

Ellery Curran Opus Design

Graphic design skills improve and excel in a collaborative, supportive team environment. Our frequent, informal critiques provide a fresh perspective or a way to get unstuck with a graphic design challenge. Opus Design is proud of our multi-mega talented designers and wants to share a little more about them with you. Here’s Ellery!

When did you realize you wanted to become a designer and why?

Back in middle school, I became interested in design after exploring the web and volunteering to create websites for figure skaters. I would find elements I liked from existing sites; inspect how they were built, and use bits and pieces. I enjoyed the puzzle of breaking sites down to create something new. The deconstruction helped me learn! 

What is your funniest design habit or obsession?

I wear nerdy computer glasses most of the time. Not the Warby Parker nerdy glasses…these are really nerdy. (lily)

What do you like most about design?

I love the transformative aspect of design. I get a lot of satisfaction from the before-and-after. But, my favorite moments would probably be team-brainstorming sessions, logo critiques, learning new shortcuts or tools, and choosing paper/PMS colors.

I enjoyed the puzzle of breaking sites down to create something new. The deconstruction helped me learn!”
–Ellery Curran 

Where did you grow up?

I’m from Cape Cod — mainly Yarmouth. I grew up with an artistic mother who taught me how important it is to have an outlet for your creative energy. Her creativity has definitely strengthened with age and experience — which I personally look forward to!

Ellery and Henry

What is your pet’s name?

My dear old Henry (lab/retriever mix) was my second brother growing up. It’s difficult to have a pet in the city… I went through some fish in the past few years, but they don’t quite do it for me. RIP Ifrit and Clarence.

Favorite musician, book, tv show and/ or artist? 

I don’t have a favorite artist (besides my mother!), but I recently saw the work of Edel Bordon in Provincetown and loved it. I also love Great Expectations, art deco, unique utensil design, Klimt, the art community of Ptown, and Mexican interior style.

Edel Bordon
Edel Bordón, Untitled, 2014, Watercolor on Paper 15 1/2 ” x 20 “