creative director | brands, ui/ux, motion



"I think this is my favorite interactive experience we've ever done."
- Chris, Creative Director, Invodo | in reference to Interactive Experience 02 of project
"This is my favorite interactive experience we've ever done."
- Laura, Producer, Invodo | in reference to Interactive Experience 01 of the same project

"You're always on time, prepared, and on top of everything.
You're one of my favorite Art Directors to work with. Thanks, Shay." 

- Raul, Producer, Invodo

"You're my ace-in-the-hole. Seriously. Every time." 
- Mike, Art Director, Invodo | My role: Interactive Art Director

"Shay is a great art director and designer, and an even better person. She is a pure joy to work with. She immerses herself into projects and comes back with inspired and thoughtful work. She is the best." 
- Dan Dickson, Creative Director, Vevo | NYC

"You are so great at this. I want to make sure we squeeze all the fabulous creative ideas and design out of you!"  
- Amy, Project Manager, Viacom | NYC

"You are da bomb. Just sayin'. You're a superstar." 
- Diana Chu, Senior Manager, Nickelodeon | NYC

"You did an outstanding job on a very tight timeline. Thanks!" 
- Cavan Huang, Creative Director, Interbrand NY | NYC

"Goodness + Intuition + Talent + Curiosity. That’s Shay."
- Ron Pippin, Owner/Creative Director, Shiny Object/ OutsideVoice, ArtTV | Austin


ABC, Charlex, Discovery Channel, History, LogoTV, MTV, 
National Geographic Channel, Nickelodeon, Nick@Nite,
Nicktoons, TeenNick, Transistor Studios, The Travel Channel, 
Vevo, Viacom, Viewpoint Creative    


I'm Shay Grabowski, brand strategist, creative director, interactive art director, and visual designer. I have been creating professionally for the past decade, working with clients such as Nickelodeon, MTV, the Travel Channel, National Geographic Channel, and many others. 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.

In 2010, I founded ALEGRIA: Hope through Art, a 501c3 nonprofit organization empowering underserved youth to achieve their potential and transform their lives through arts and music education. In the past 5 years, ALEGRIA has served thousands of youth in Peru and New York City. Learn more about all that here

My expertise is in art / creative direction, brand development / strategy, interactive, motion graphics, graphic design. I illustrate for fun (mostly, sometimes for clients), and I've worked on a few full-scale installations (hey, TeenNick!).  I'm currently available for commissions and a variety of creative projects. I also regularly expand my team to work collaboratively, and I look forward to dialoguing with you about your project.


Portfolio Note: All work done in collaboration with other awesome creatives and/or brands. Work owned by respective brands. Projects shown all include my creative lead. © Shay Grabowski 2017. 














I'm Shay
+ Creative Director
+ Brand Strategist
+ Interactive Art Director
+  Visual Designer

Let's make something
great together.


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