Meghan Kelly is a fiber artist, knitwear designer, and Assistant Professor of textile design at Thomas Jefferson University. She studied Fiber Art and Art History at Kansas City Art Institute. After stints as a professional framer, bronze fabricator, and seamstress, and having lived all over the Midwest, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the Textile Design graduate program at Philadelphia University. After obtaining her M.S. in Textile Design, she worked at Kelbourne Woolens, a hand-knitting yarn distribution and design firm. Adjacent to managing the logistics of import and distribution, she designed and wrote hand-knitting patterns, designed yarns, collaborated with mills, and created seasonal trend and color briefs for each line. Meghan currently teaches knitwear design for the undergraduate and graduate curriculums of Textile Design at Jefferson in Philadelphia, where she specializes in designing for the Passap and the Shima Seiki electronic knitting machines.