Ron Tinsley is a brand consultant, graphic designer and professor with 20+ years of experience in visual communications. He has a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of the Arts and a MA in Urban Studies from Eastern University. But would you also believe he grew up dodging bullets in North Philadelphia? Well, he did not. But still even under the harshest conditions, Ron developed his artistic skills through drawing on the street. He also loved to tell stories, some true and some fabricated. With the help of a local church and his mother’s example, he was the first in his family to graduate from college.
Fascinated with how people respond to narratives, he eventually realized the power of his own. As Ron has traveled the world as an ambassador and creative professional, he has seen first-hand the art of storytelling in diverse cultures: The Oromo in Ethiopia, the Dinka of Sudan, The Luo in Kenya, grandmothers in South Korea and even African American culture. Capturing imaginations through words and images is powerful.