Ballpoint studio is a creative design outlet founded by me, Shelley Puckett. I am a designer/illustrator living in South Carolina. The central idea of ballpoint came from my weapon of choice, a ballpoint pen (BIC crystals to be exact, about 99c per pack). Unlike a pencil, a pen allows more direct expression, essential to start the design process. The quicker you get your ideas out on paper the better, then go back in and carefully break down your ideas. I am inspired by my city, Charleston, SC and my state in general. You can see in much of my work signs of the lowcountry; green and blue hues of marsh grass, blue sky, white birds, and a salty breeze. My personal style has been derived from a love of art history, bold shapes, and expressive illustration. I allow myself to find a calm balance for both styles in unique, clean, and experimental ways. I hope you enjoy my work, and on-going projects, and look forward to hearing from you!


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