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Kathy Moncelsi

Designer in Dunellen, New Jersey

My name is Kathy Moncelsi and I am a Freelance Graphic/Web Designer and owner of Little Chisel Design in Dunellen, NJ.

I have over 19 years of experience in design and have had an interest in the arts since a very young age. Taking art in high school, I realized my passion and began my creative journey. Once in college, I also recognized my love for computers and decided that Graphic Design would be a perfect way to utilize my artistic and technical skills.

After graduating from Rutgers University, I attended duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ for 3 years studying Graphic Design and Illustation. After duCret, I was ready to take on my first job as a designer. I found a home at Silver Line Building Products working in their marketing department. I grew from a novice designer to Graphic Design Manager and remained there for 7 years.

After the birth of my first child, I decided to start my own business as a freelance graphic designer and named it Little Chisel Design. I began to grow my company while managing my family's restaurant business as well as handling the marketing and advertising.

After 5 years at the restaurant, I decided to focus solely on freelancing. Working in the restaurant business throughout my life helped me to establish and run my own company. Constantly researching and learning the newest and most innovative techniques for graphic design, I continue to grow my freelance business and form new client relationships.

To describe a bit of my business philosophy, I pride myself in the ability to juggle multiple projects at once and adapt to any changes that may arise mid-job. Clear and efficient communication with clients is of utmost importance to me. I always try to obtain as much information as possible before beginning a project so that it can be done efficiently, reducing time spent on unnecessary edits later.

My company name “Little Chisel” is derived from the family restaurant name and my mother’s maiden name, Scarpellino, which means little chisel in Italian. I started the business in honor of my mother who was a constant source of encouragement and inspiration for me throughout my life.

Learn more about Little Chisel Design at www.littlechisel.com

  • Work
    • Graphic Design | Web Design
  • Education
    • Rutgers University
    • duCret School of Art