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Shady Kimzey

Events and Digital Media Coordinator


Shady, a NC local and App State graduate (Public Relations), comes to us most recently from Atlanta, where they freelanced and taught graphic and web design; and UMass Amherst, where they coordinated student events from the Student Activities and Involvement office while completing an MA in Social Justice Education.  In Durham, Shady has worked intermittently over the past five years with Partners for Youth Opportunity.

Shady writes “for me, design is a way to combine images, text, and ideas together in a visual conversation to open new paths of thinking. I use cultural reference points, whether it be color, familiar brands, or typography to engage the audience both intellectually and emotionally. Ultimately, it's about innovation for social change.”