Named after a constellation in the southern sky, Vela’s goals align with its meaning for the sails of a ship – helping propel and guide businesses forward; not only to grow the success of business through marketing, but to be something greater for others to look up to and be inspired by.

Guiding businesses into greatness

Where growth meets confidence

When owner Kelsey Stine began Vela Creative Co. in 2019, the saying “happy people do great work” was instilled in the company's roots. Not only is the internal team of creatives doing what they love, but they are allowing time back in their clients’ schedules to do the same. Wearing a variety of hats when running your own business is inevitable; however, Vela becomes an extension of your team, collaborating with you to meet your goals and provide you with high-quality work.

Who we are

Our team is composed of talented women who have a passion for helping people – and their businesses – succeed. Together, we are a one-stop creative agency that will work with you to bring your vision to life.

What we value most

We support and respect people of all walks of life regardless of background, race, religion, and gender identity.

We are committed to continuous education and taking learning opportunities to constantly improve our quality of work Vela Creative Co. produces.

We believe there is value in all ideas. Through open communication and a supportive environment, we find exceptional results.




Meet the Vela Team

Kelsey Stine

Owner & Founder

Born and raised in the Black Hills, Kelsey has always had a heart for helping others grow and seeing her community thrive. Mixing her passion of marketing, design, leadership and fundraising, Kelsey has worked in a variety of industries including nonprofits, media, engineering, and more.

When Kelsey isn’t in her office, she is traveling with her husband Trevor, or simply enjoying a quiet morning curled up with her cats, a cup of coffee, and a book in hand.

Fave Books:

  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • Winging It by Emma Issacs

Fave Quote:

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

Jenna Carda

Project Manager

Jenna’s passion for all things creative started at a young age. Growing up in rural Montana, she was often crafting with her mother and learning DIY skills from her father. Today, she is sharing her love of marketing by assisting clients reach their entrepreneurial goals through creative solutions.
When she isn’t behind her computer, she is out playing fetch with her goldendoodle Sully, spending time with family and friends, or scrolling Pinterest for her next home improvement project.

Fave Books:

  • You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Here, Now by Kate Merrick
  • Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Fave Quote:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

Sarah Miller

Content Creation Specialist

Sarah was born and raised in the Black Hills, and has now ventured east to Iowa. She began writing at an early age, and as a child vowed that someday she would be a published author. After spending a decade in the customer service industry, Sarah returned to school to study botany and herbal medicine, and started her own small business. In 2020, she joined the Vela Creative Co. team as a content creation specialist where she has been able to return to her first love of writing. 

In her free time, Sarah enjoys exploring the Black Hills, camping, attending live music events, and spending time with friends and family. 

Fave Books:

  • To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkings
  • Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Fave Quote:

“Instructions for living a life: pay attention; be astonished; tell about it.” – Mary Oliver

Sienny Thio

Graphic Designer

An avid traveler, Sienny was born and raised in Indonesia and has lived in three different continents extensively throughout her life. Unlike her peers, her love for design didn’t come from drawing or painting, but from the field of communications, which she studied during her master’s. Her professional background includes working with various startups and nonprofits, including the United Nations.

Sienny is a newbie yogi and runner, and enjoys being active in her free time. She also loves reading classic fictional detective novels and listening to true crime podcasts.

Fave Books:

  • All Sherlock Holmes novels & short stories by Sir Conan Doyle
  • Miss Marple and Mystery by Agatha Christie
  • Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns
  • This is Marketing by Seth Godin

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We take your vision to life

We know the work you do means the world to you. Why else would you be where you are today? At Vela Creative Co., our purpose is to help you, and businesses like yours grow with confidence. Backed by years of experience in nonprofits, branding, and entrepreneurship – we can approach your ideas with momentum to build them into something more.