Chely Martinez

Araceli (Chely) Martinez is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago pursuing a double major in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. She served as the secretary of her IDSA student chapter and worked in the UIC Materials Lab Fellowship. She believes in the importance of expanding the community of design and is proud to be involved in Advanced Design Sketching. Chely has won the UIC Annual Lock-In competition three years in a row and remains undefeated – one of her greatest accomplishments. She recently worked as a Graphic Design Intern at Shedd Aquarium and discovered a newfound love for belugas. Chely is passionate about using her hands to create and is interested in user experience research and material driven design.