Kayleigh Smith - New York City
Kayleigh Smith (she/her) is a creative director and political activist. She believes in the power of storytelling to create change. In her current role as the Creative Director at HZQ Consulting, she leads digital creative on local and state election campaigns, develops creative solutions for non-profits and small businesses and supports initiatives fighting for workers rights, clean energy, affordable healthcare and more. Kayleigh holds a BFA in Photography and Video from the School of Visual Arts and spent much of her career working in commercial photography before merging her passions to work on campaigns. In 2020, she helped to develop the Fair Ballot Project, leading the social and marketing campaign to educate New Jersey voters on the impact of the county ballot line and support a lawsuit to redesign the ballots in New Jersey elections. Kayleigh grew up in North New Jersey and now resides in Brooklyn.