Our Director, Kesi Gardner always wanted to be a children’s book illustrator. After graduating with her first fine arts degree, she found joy in telling stories visually with graphic design in the world of advertising.
She has a BFA in communications design from Pratt Institute, ranked by Business Insider as the 6th-best school for design in the world. She also holds a master’s of arts in strategic communication from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, MD and a certificate in marketing from The University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
She has worked in the non-profit world, PR, and marketing positions for more than 20 years and as director runs -the creative collective-driven lifestyle marketing agency named The Storyteller Agency. Co. which focuses on creating on telling authentic stories that create connections.
Kesi is a commentator and has appeared on national television shows and online publications including Loop Jamaica, Smile Jamaica, CVM TV Lifestyle segment, CVM’s In Live at 7 with Simon Crosskill, CVM-TV Sunrise, Buzz Caribbean Lifestyle Magazine, Global Voices.org, Caribbean Radio.com, The Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer’s Page 2, Buzz Caribbean, Caribbean Business Report and Philanthropy.com
She was nominated as a micro-influencer in Digital Jamaican’s People to Watch Series in 2019 and in 2014 she is a guest juror and presenter at the Blog Awards in 2014.
“Kesi (pronounced Kacy) stands out as an informer — one of the biggest in fact. The kind of informer that is always ready to share the knowledge, experience and information she has accumulated over the years.” –Kadia Francis, The Digital Jamaican
To learn more about her, go to www.kesigardner.com
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