All the work you’re doing now, today, is creating change for tomorrow. Keep going, keep teaching, pass the torch, and the fire keeps burning. The fight continues. The revolution is now.
Ess McKee has had a love for creativity, music, and the arts since the age of eight. This has inspired her to make her dream of becoming an innovative, artistic entrepreneur a reality. She discovered her passion through her appreciation of graffiti art and hip-hop culture. By creating sketches for McKee’s classmates in middle school and designing t-shirts for different organizations, she began to grow in her craft and came to realize where her talents would best be served.
McKee decided to continue to develop her art in college while attending Ball State University, where she majored in Industry & Technology and minored in Studio Art. In addition to pursuing her education, McKee was given the opportunity to create several t-shirt designs for the members of the Ball State Track & Field Team. The Ball State campus is where McKee’s entrepreneurship and life as an artist began. Currently, she is an art teacher for grades K-8, a mixed media visual artist, adjunct faculty at IUPUI – Herron School of Art & Design, and a member of the XVIII Art Collective.