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 the UIC IDSA Student Chapter 2016-2017. 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 – 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.
Follow her on the journey of launching her first product on Kickstarter and finishing her last year of college on Instagram @arma.des and on Araceli's Blog.