Shirley Soda Opasinski


Graphic Designer

Shirley joined Kellen in 2003, after 17 years at Chicago-based advertising firm Margie Korshak, Inc. Shirley earned a graphic design degree from the American Academy of Art and has spent her career designing effective marketing materials for a variety of commercial and not-for-profit organizations including the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Association of University Technology Managers.

In 2015, she published her first children’s ebook, accompanied by a series of branded clothing, bibs and other products for young children. She also designs and illustrates a line of gift cards.

In the early morning hours, one can find Shirley on the ice, trying to perfect her figure skating skills, an interest she has had since childhood. Cooking and gardening are her other favorite things. Shirley lives in Chicago with her illustrator husband, Gary.