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Jessica Keyes
Graphic Designer

Jessica D. Keyes, a world-class artist, graphic designer, photographer, and muralist, is a native of Gibson, Louisiana. She is a university graduate of "Where Everybody is Somebody," Grambling State University, with a B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts – Digital Art Concentration. She was a former teacher that has a strong passion for unlocking people's creative side. She, also known as JessKeez, is an active artist that dabbles in several mediums of art. If you have the idea, she will bring it to life.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2021- Painted portrait of Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser
  • 2019- Founder of Wildcat Multimedia, Youth Art Club, And Anime Club at Grand Caillou Middle School.
  • 2018-Featuring Artist of Southern University 10th Annual Homecoming Art Exhibition
  • 2018-Solo Muralist for two murals at Grand Caillou Middle School, Houma, La.
  • 2018-Featured as live painter with Grambling State University Choir 2018 University of Louisiana System Day at the Capitol Building: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2017-Won Best in Show and first place of Spring 2017 Hyper Creative Art Exhibition, Grambling, LA
  • 2016-Featured on KTVE NBC 10: Mayor Showdown, Lincoln Parish Mayor’s Art Showdown with Mayor Jones representing the city of Grambling.
  • 2015-Juneteenth Community Trailblazer Award 2015, First Black Artist, Downtown Houma, LA
  • 2015-Volunteer Art Instructor for the National Association of University Women’s Program, Reading League for Children
  • 2014-Southern University A&M College Spokesperson for the Visual Arts Department on WWJBO Radio Station
  • 2014-Created the Centennial Founders' Day Painting for Southern University A&M College and featured in campus time capsule
  • 2014-Graphic designer and Official Crest designer for Southern University Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2014-Featured in 2014 article in The Advocate, Southern Salute, SUBR Centennial Celebration Art.
  • 2013- Freelance Illustrator of children’s novel, I LOVE MY CITY.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
  • Grambling University Alumni Association
  • Board Member of Finding Our Roots: African American Museum Houma, Louisiana
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