Keon Pettiway

East Carolina University


Keon Pettiway is an advocate of utilizing communication design for socially engaging endeavors that empower marginalized populations by developing creative communities. Pettiway's recent research explores the role of citizen and participatory design in national, regional and local efforts to end chronic homelessness. Currently, he is finishing up MFA Graphic Design studies at East Carolina University where he is additionally conducting research and studio work in information design, computational + design thinking, cross-cultural communication, communication research and communication theory. Prior to graduate studies, Pettiway worked professionally as designer for non-profit organizations and a corporate in-house creative services department. He continually works as a design consultant for a public relations firm and other institutions.

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