Timothy J. Hykes received his Associate of Applied Science with an emphasis in Graphic Communications from Saint Louis Community College. He continued his education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Studio Art. Hykes volunteers his time with AIGA St. Louis. There he's the Vice President and assumes the office of the President in January 2018. 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.
Timothy currently works in-house for LaunchCode the non-profit that teaches people to code and finds them jobs. There he's the User Experience Designer and lead on all digital application and embedded systems.