PORTLAND, USA // "Diversity by design, Advocacy through artistry"
LaShun Tines is a Design Director and Graphic Designer by trade. LaShun is currently a Design Director at Wieden and Kennedy who has also been lucky to contribute to some of the most awesome creative campaigns in Chicago to date: Including relaunching Dodge for Sapient-Nitro, the reintroduction of Converse (after being acquired by Nike) at VSA Partners and rolling out the "I'm Lovin' It" campaign for McDonalds at Leo Burnett.
Additionally, LaShun is the former inaugural Diversity Lead for AIGA Chicago, where he was tasked to lead new initiatives to help AIGA-Chi define the parameters and long term strategy for diversity and inclusion.
A passion project and initiative that LaShun is super-proud of, is The Art of Blackness Exhibition. In the world of artist-lead initiatives and passion projects, socially based measures come and go. Since we began in 2011 our national group art show has been dedicated to furthering the presence of African Americans in the fields of art, design and advertising. Since its inception in 2011, The Art of Blackness has hosted thousands of attendees and exhibited the works of artists from Chicago to Oakland and Detroit to Pennsylvania.