Coleby, Shacqeel

Shacqeel Coleby is a multimedia artist who was born in the Bahamas but spent most of his early childhood in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Having moved back to the Bahamas as an adolescent, Shacqeel used painting, drawing and creative writing to cope with challenges in his childhood. After completing secondary studies, Shacqeel transitioned into the workforce where he taught himself how to use graphic design software and ultimately became a freelance Graphic Designer.

Shacqeel’s graphic design abilities have afforded him many professional and educational opportunities, from studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and The University of Hainan (China) to consulting on major branding and marketing projects with the Bahamas Government.

Shacqeel leverages both traditional and digital mediums to create tropical and nostalgic illustrations inspired by history and folklore.