Krista Kelly


Graphics Section Lead / Instrument Mechanic July 2008 – April 2014 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Department of Defense (Navy) – Bremerton, WA

  • Various film processing, laser and chemical etching, screen printing and fabrication processes such as cutting, drilling, sanding, shearing, trimming, laminating processes
  • Worked with multiple crews and shops to develop conceptual designs of label plates, signs, flyers, posters and other visual cues to best deliver information across formats
  • Managed shop graphics section, representing the work and the customer service aspects
  • Researched and tested different materials, inks, paints, components to update processes
  • Managed large, complicated artwork files
  • Created artwork layouts for screen printing, film processing, etc.
  • Image editing
  • Scanned in documents, created PDFs and digital forms
  • Created booklets using design principles and formatting
  • Cross-formatted files between programs and combined various file formats
  • Large format printing
  • Organized and sustained a server-based storage system for graphics artwork files
  • Worked alongside many LEAN Green Belts, Black Belts, and Champions developing our value stream and product lines through teamwork and employee strengths
  • Worked towards LEAN greenbelt certification
  • Provided and facilitated daily LEAN, continuous improvement, Kata, and 5S efforts
  • Built in standard work practices for the graphics section’s processes to improve efficiency
  • Participated in and chaired shop safety committee and recreation committee


2004 – 2007
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communications (Fine Art/Multimedia)
Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, WA

Software & Skills

Corel Draw
Corel Paint
Microsoft Office suite
Flash Professional
Screen printing
Label fabrication
Conceptual design
Graphic design
Image editing
Large format printing
Cross-shop networking