Cey (b. New York, 1962) is a native of New York City and began his career in the music industry as the Creative Director of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings. There, he co-founded Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, where he created visual identities, album covers, logos and advertsing campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z. Currently, he exhibits, lectures and teaches at many of our country’s most important and renowned museums and universities. His style involves dismantling various imagery and paper elements to build multiple layers of color, texture, shadow and light. His works focus on themes of pop culture, race and gender relations and cultural and community issues.