The Artist

Ray Kaladis

Ray Kaladis

 

The Beginning

After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and minors in Illustration and Entrepreneurship, I spent a couple of years working customer service in a retail store before deciding it was time to concentrate on my own creativity. So in late 2015 I set out to begin the process of supporting myself with my art. I made a website and began streaming my creative process, eventually becoming a Patreon creator in 2017. 

THE NoW

I will continue to work on building my brand as a full-time Streamer, completing commissions and building my community. I have also begun to develop my skills as a mini comic artist. For the longest time I imagined sharing with this world the extensive world I dreamed up as a kid. Over the years it continued to build and slowly grow in something I just can't keep to myself anymore. Starting in 2018, I will launch my personal web comic Secrets of Vessurra. Proud of my characters and creations, I am happy to finally share this new step with many of you, especially friends and family who have helped me reach this point.

THE FUTURE

At some point I plan on returning to university for my Masters in either Animation or Concept Art. Inspired by both video game concept art and animation (both 2D and 3D),  I hope to teach myself what I can while building my business and before going back to school.  

Keylligraphy Ink

the ORIGIN

The name, Keylligraphy Ink,  came from a discussion about creative titles with my senior graphic design class.  I ultimately chose Keylligraphy Ink as my business name because I felt it reflects my ability to unlock the creative mind within others and bring those ideas into the world with my artistic skills (and also because I love puns). 

KeyInk - Twitch Channel

On Twitch I am known as KeyInk* where I stream my art work in the Creative Channel, with the occasional Game Stream. Most of my projects have been for other Twitch Streamers, such as FireDragon, whose commissions have helped me become a full-time streamer . With FireDragon's commissions, I began the journey to becoming a Twitch Graphic Designer creating designs for t-shirts, banners, splash art, and, most recently the very popular, Twitch emotes & bit badges, making every overlay and emote as awesome, fun and unique as their Streamers are! So a big shout out to FireDragon for helping me get my start and recommending me to his other streamer friends. 

Twitch Streamers I have worked with: 

  • FireDragon
  • RaysFire
  • GC4ever4001
  • ProtonJon
  • TheSammyB
  • Hooey_Hooey
  • AznSlickSlaya

 

  • Vespher
  • Deuceler
  • GabySpartz
  • ThiefBug
  • OriginalGshow
  • HugOfWar_
  • MonadoPurge

 

  • Chrescendo
  • Skullenv
  • RedValconGaming
  • Term0
  • Sigel
  • HDlaxbm
  • Yoshiboy
 

*Previously my user name was RayKaladis. The reason I decided to change my name from RayKaladis to KeyInk is because I am trying to pull away from the name Kaladis and put my business more in the spotlight. Sadly, KeylligraphyInk isn't a very great 'Gamer Tag' as they call it. So I have shortened it to KeyInk for that reason. 

Original logo for Keylligraphy Ink, circa 2014

Original logo for Keylligraphy Ink, circa 2014