Kelsey Cavitt

👋 Hey there, I'm Kelsey.

I'm a seasoned designer with experience in building products end-to-end on web and mobile, as well as specializing in design systems.

I enjoy acting as the bridge between creative and product, ensuring brand is always translated beautifully, functionally, and inclusively into end customer experiences.

Big sweeping ideas make me swoon, but I also enjoy sweating the details. I hone my energy for good and look to leave things better than how I found them through collaboration and grit.

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Kelsey Cavitt
👋 Hey there!

I'm Kelsey, a seasoned designer with a love for bridging brand and product.

I am a product designer on the design systems team, "Blueprint", at JSTOR. We help enable the product teams to build JSTOR experiences beautifully, consistently and efficiently.

I also serve as a product designer for our Access team. We enable seamless access to JSTOR content and tools for remote teaching, learning, and research.

Within my role, I collaborate with partners across the organization daily to support, create and evangelize JSTOR's brand, our design system tooling, and systemic best practices. I like to act as a friendly bridge between development and design, and brand and product. I also help grow and drive the culture and community around our design system and brand, enabling teams to be more efficient and able craftspeople in delivering cohesive, clear, meaningful experiences that empower our users to seamlessly access knowledge.



Senior Product Designer
Apr 2023 -> Present


Product Designer
Jul 2021 -> February 2023


Product Designer
Jul 2018 -> Jul 2021

Ford Motor Company

Product Designer
Nov 2017 -> Jun 2018


Product / Communication Designer
Jun 2015 -> Oct 2017

University of Michigan – Center for Entrepreneurship

Co-Instructor and creator of Digital Product Design Class
Fall Semester 2016


UI/UX Designer
Oct 2014 -> Jun 2015


Aug 2014 -> Oct 2014 // Boulder Fall Class ‘14


Freelance UX Designer
Jun 2013 -> Aug 2014


Lead Designer
Jan 2013 -> Aug 2014


Elon University

M.A. Interactive Media
2011 -> 2012

Wingate University

B.A. Communications, Spanish
2007 -> 2011

Kelsey Cavitt standing with JSTOR's creative Director, Liza Pagano, in front of a moodboard we created for the new JSTOR brand.Kelsey reading some Josef Albers, who wrote the Interaction of Color.Kelsey standing in front a tractor in a corn field that is getting seeded.Kelsey standing alongside her co-workers after completing a website for a user conference for FarmLogs in 2015.Kelsey works with another product designer at FarmLogs, Jason Amor, on a voice and tone exercise to aid in branding efforts.Kelsey stands at the whiteboard, which is mostly empty, getting ready to write down some ideas to collaborate on with her marketing team.The FarmLogs softball team after a victory
Liza Pagano and Kelsey standing in front of a moodboardKelsey Cavitt standing in front of a black gatorboard, putting up inspiration for a moodboard created during the early days of the JSTOR rebrand project.Kelsey doing some work during a hackathon for JSTOR. Kelsey helped lead one of the projects to help think of a new homepage for JSTOR.A wall of post-it notes describing ideas for the FarmLogs website redesign, completed in 2017.Kelsey and another product designer, Jason Amor, sit in their design studio at FarmLogs smiling about life.Kelsey sits in the wheel of a large combine tractor.Kelsey stands with her co-workers, Josh and Erin, at the Pivotal HQ in London, UK. She visited them to team them about the new Ford design system.
Kelsey looking through some books in the University of Michigan Law Library.