Timothy J. Hykes received his Associate of Applied Science with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Saint Louis Community College. He continued his education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. While at UMSL Tim learned UX under the direction of UX Designer Patrick McNeil. Hykes volunteers his time with AIGA St. Louis. There he's the President. Tim is also a member of AIGA's National Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In 2016 he co-founded the Design + Diversity Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This conference focuses on the diversity issues in the design community. In extending the conference, Tim created the Design + Diversity Podcast. The podcast brings co-host Tim Hykes & Antionette Carroll together to talk to designers about diversity in the design industry. Previously, Tim was an UX Designer at Wells Fargo Advisors headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently, he's the Senior E-commerce Designer at Caleres a shoe conglomerate. There Tim works on the Allen Edmonds shoe brand.
What Tim is most noticeable for is his side project The 28 Days of Black Designer Project. This project featured 28 Black Designers in the design industry. This included fashion designers, graphic designers, architectural designers, and more. The project was featured across all social media platforms with large social followings.
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