"There are three things in this life that I truly believe in: The power of equality, the power of the natural world, and the power within each and every person to be loving and kind. To quote the charming character of Gustave H. the concierge in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel: “The most dreadful and unattractive person need only be loved and he will open up like a flower”. Positivity and inclusion are the cornerstones to any functional society, both towards one another and the world around us. This is the reason why I chose to work with the Inclusivi-tee team, a team who is doing their part to spread love and inclusion."
"I am excited to be a part of the Inclusivi-tee community because it aligns perfectly with my personal values and gives me the opportunity to share my progressive vision and artistic talent with like-minded people around the world."
“When I was approached to create a design for this company I got a chance to stop and think about all the negativity that’s going on in our world right now. I could feel myself going into a really dark place and feeling so angry every time I saw a newspaper or a newscast. When Lori asked me to be one of the first contributing artists I jumped at the chance. This project has created an avenue which steers my mind to a positive direction, which I hope can help bring about positive change. I’ve done a lot of introspection and think I’ve come up with an idea that will voice the wonderful things that comes from the diversity in our world.”
Michael Shay is a freelance graphic designer. In 2015, he received a BFA in Graphic Design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. While trained in typography, print and digital, logo design, and motion graphics, Michael has developed a niche interest and highly practiced skill in hand lettering. In fact, his commissions include vibrant individualized wall graphics currently displayed at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and a similar assignment with Los Angeles-based Sports and the Arts for Detroit’s newest venue, Little Caesars Arena. Michael is an enthusiastic member of AIGA Minnesota and its Solopreneurs group. He resides in Saint Paul where he enjoys cycling and fishing.