Jessica Bellamy

GRIDS creator and Executive Director, Jessica Bellamy,  graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville (UofL) with degrees in Drawing (BFA), Graphic Design (BFA), Pan African Studies (BA), and a minor in Communication. As a former Neurodevelopmental Science research analyst at UofL, Jessica created a business that combines grassroots organizing, research, and information graphics. 

 

Currently, Jessica is on sabbatical exploring new methods of Communication Design as an Adobe Creative Resident.  She is interested in finding new applications for information graphics within tangible and intangible space with the goal of leveraging data and personal narratives for social change. She’ll be tackling new approaches to her creative process, execution, and evaluation in order to develop a new method to provoke a nationwide cultural shift.

 

To follow her design journey please visit her website: jessicabellamy.design and find her on social media.

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Meet the Team

Kendrick R. Jones

Graphic Designer & Design Account Manager

Kendrick is a Kung Fu movie fan who does Graphic Design, Social content management and takes photos, in that order.

After graduating cum laude from Central State University, Kendrick weathered the windy city of Chicago where he developed an interest in designing for social change and small business awareness. Since his return to Louisville, KY Kendrick has worked for design firms, publishing houses, and nonprofit organizations.

On his 27th birthday, Kendrick married the love of his life, Amber. Their usual kale smoothie in one hand and Glass of bourbon in the
other has been replaced by two bundles of joy. Kendrick and Amber welcomed their beautiful twin daughters into the world in March 2017.
when work is on pause, the Joneses love to eat, climb trees and drink absurd amounts of coffee.

Kendrick@gridsconnect.me

Cassia Herron

Community Engagement Coordinator

Cassia received her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from the Unversity of Louisville and her Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.  

 

For nearly 10 years, Cassia has been working with various organizations on projects related to community and economic development issues with a particular focus on food and farm policy with a recent focus on active living and health. She believes food can be a catalyst for redevelopment and economic stimulus in urban neighborhoods as well as rural communities. She have non-profit and public work experience and has worked in these areas as an employee, consultant and citizen volunteer.


Cassia has a unique skill set that combines community organizing and engagement, public policy, fundraising and writing/research.

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SCZ

Co-Operations & Projects Manager

Scz (pronounced seize) is a Louisville-based educator, organizer, scholar, cultural producer, deejay, and mixed media artist whose work focuses on  the intersections of decolonization, Hip Hop, migration, identity and belonging. Scz is a co-funder of Rhythm Science Sounds an organization which uses deejay and music production classes, and  event organizing in the community as the foundations for building consciousness and practicing emancipatory politics. They have been working with youth and community in various capacities since 2004.

They received their B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology from University of Louisville and M.A. in Forced Migration studies University of East London. They are a member of The Abolition Collective.

They have partnered with Sarabande, Louisville Youth Poets, Women in Transition, Bluegrass Technical and Community College, Black Lives Matter, Central High School’s Black Student Union, Trans Latinx justice workers, Kentucky Dream Coalition/Immigrants Fights For Rights and Equality, Kentucky Alliance against Racism and Political Repression, and Louisville Showing up for Racial Justice to facilitate workshops on topics of media justice, self-representation, poetry, decolonization, placemaking and cultural organizing.

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Jared Zarantonello

Co-Operations & Projects Manager

Jared is an educator, sound designer and community organizer based in Louisville, Ky. His work most often lies at the intersection of critical history, sound, technology, migration and community liberation. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Louisville and a M.A. in Forced Migration Studies from the University of East London.

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