It all started when…
I launched my jewelry design to crickets. I spent countless hours, time and money into making hand crafted jewelry. Fearful that someone would “steal” my idea, I was so secretive and I didn’t talk about what I was creating or what I was working on.
Hello, My name is Keshna Donia. I create custom art, design and illustration that captures your unique story and I bring it to life through events, products, and experiences.
I'm passionate about design, illustration, and community. It took me some time to fully commit to sharing that with people. I harbored a great amount of fear committing to the thing I really found pleasure in doing. I enjoy traveling to my home country of Haiti and serving the community there. I enjoy bringing people together over arts, music, and food.
When I'm not working I enjoy cooking, exercising via cardio-the elliptical machine specifically- and occasionally lifting weights. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy engaging in deep dive discussions that challenge my thinking and perspective.
I value genuine relationships, community gatherings and people that value integrity, truth, and honesty. I’d like to see the world changed through a personal responsibility of integrity and mutual respect.
I feel disrespected and annoyed when people talk down about others that look or speak differently from them. And it annoys me when someone cuts me off when I am speaking. It tells me that you aren’t listening and you are quick to speak and slow to listen.
I struggled with the belief that people don't buy or value illustration & design. This stems from my mom pushing me to study nursing from a very young age, and telling me that I would be a struggling artist. I decided to study product design in college and felt that it would lead me to a unique path of design. Instead, it left me feeling empty and made me realize I wasn’t using my gifts. This experience made me lack confidence in my design and illustration skills.
I’ve learned that people do indeed value art and design especially when it’s able to capture a moment in time or linked to an emotional experience or a unique story.
I create custom design and illustration that captures your unique story and bring it to life through events, products, and experiences.
After working for an art studio and a package design company I am able to see how large companies now having a plethora of ideas, I've come to the conclusion that people do value art and design - they need to see themselves in it. They need to hear the story behind it. They need to be moved emotionally, and be captivated and pushed to think beyond the surface level.
My desire is to reflect God’s Glory through service, design, and experiences. I want people to leave with a pleasant experience of working with a designer and have the desire to come back, to share with their colleagues, their friends and family, and to make something that lasts beyond just a moment.
I connect with people on an emotional visceral level and create for them through my illustration and design services.
I am an experiential designer. I listen to your story and create graphic images and illustrations to bring them to life.
Let’s create something magical together.
For custom work, collaboration, wholesale, broadcasting rights, events, speaking engagements, licensing & sales inquiries, or anything else, please contact me.