Meet Alicia A. Ray – Tech, media and art enthusiast + Founder of Black-Owned Long Island
Alicia knows first hand what resonates with consumers. She is a creative and strategic media professional obsessed with consumers, media, art and technology. Alicia has spent the last ten years’ bridging the gap between Digital and TV advertising through brand management, strategy implementation, product marketing, and graphic design.
“I am fascinated by the idea that brands give people something to believe in and something to stand behind.”
With strong creative, technical and analytical skills, Alicia understands personalization and has the ability to bring to life complex and technical information across various audiences. She is very passionate about uncovering consumer insights and delivering creative and innovative offerings that grow market share and brand reputation to improve customer experience and drive growth.
Alicia’s First Love
Alicia was born in Jamaica, W.I. and by age six she wanted to become an artist. She pursued and completed her Fine Arts and Graphic Design studies at Design and Architecture Senior High School, Miami, FL, Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Design in 2011 from Florida State University, and in 2014, she received a Master of Arts degree in Interactive Media from Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY.
Alicia’s signature – the amniotic sac is essential to the meaning of her work. It is a potent metaphor for the bubble that shields each woman from the blows of a complex society.
Alicia Ray’s work features women with stiff demeanors, bold colors, and other arranged elements that represent the holding patterns women have been in for far too long. Alicia also draws heavily on real-life incidents and uses her vivid imagination and the sac to complete the image.
See Alicia’s work on display February 1st -28that the Central Islip Library Galleria, Central Islip 33 Hawthorne Ave, Central Islip, NY 11722
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