creative director | brands, ui/ux, motion


Design thinker. Brand builder. Advocate of kerning. Adventurous with color and tacos.


About Shay

Hi there. I'm Shay Grabowski, senior art director, interactive art director, brand builder, motion graphics designer, illustrator, and visual designer. I have been creating professionally since 2005, working with clients such as Nickelodeon, Cornell University, Interbrand NY, Verizon, MTV, Invodo, and many others. I'm a former New Yorker, and now hang my hat in Austin, Texas. 

I am a collaborative, multidisciplinary design thinker, passionate about creating innovative design solutions. I strive to create thoughtful, user-centered, top-notch creative. My expertise lies in art and creative direction, brand development and strategy, user experience and user interface design, design and animation for motion graphics, digital illustration, and visual design across platforms. I've worked on full-scale installations and illustrate in my personal work. 

In 2009, I founded ALEGRIA: Hope through Art, a nonprofit organization empowering underserved youth. In the past 8 years, ALEGRIA has served thousands of youth through music and arts education in Lima, Peru and New York City. 

Much of my time is spent in the digital realm, and I also love working with traditional materials - india ink, watercolor, collage. I'm inspired by Latin America, cities, color and typography. Lastly, I'm passionate about guacamole (but who isn't?).