Stacy Kelley leads design studio Set + Drift, working in collaboration with leading designers, architects, organizations and cultural institutions to forge connections with an international network of artists and designers and enhance each project’s vision through art placement, public art, project management, and community event programming.
Along with Mingei International Museum and local design leaders, Stacy helped establish San Diego Design Week, serving as Program Director in 2020 and 2021. An annual five-day series of events around the region, San Diego Design Week was established to provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration around design. After the success of its first edition, SDDW gained recognition as a member of World Design Weeks, a network of over 40 cities around the world that host events dedicated to elevating the global conversation, understanding, education and connection of people with design.
Stacy served as Designer in Residence at UCSD Design Lab to develop strategies for regional community engagement around design and is on the organizing committee of Tijuana Design Week. Stacy is also co-founder of Here & There / Aquí y Allá — in collaboration with Katalina Silva of Enigma Creative — a design residency based in San Diego and Tijuana to create a bridge across borders, both geographical and between disciplines, to create opportunities for learning, empathy, and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange.