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Naily Nevarez

/nye-lee neh-var-ez/


Through compassionate design, my work addresses themes of justice and culture with a strong focus on empowerment. My commitment to these values has led me to work and collaborate with the Center for Multicultural Academic ExcellenceNike Valiant Labs, CareMessage, and Detention Watch Network. More recently, I completed a John Lewis fellowship through Humanity in Action in partnership with the National Center for Civic and Human Rights.

I believe those who tell powerful stories shape culture and those who shape culture, shape politics. Passionate about positive social change, I design to tell stories that culturally resonate. As Maya Angelou once said, “[people] may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” 


Currently, I'm a Senior Designer at The Cru, where we empower women to achieve their personal and professional goals. 


Alma Maters

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Technology; Minors in Business Adminstration and Computer Information Technology; 4.09 GPA


Visual Design

Web Design

Product Design



Art Direction

Business Development

Content Strategy

Marketing Strategy

Social Media Strategy


Honors & Awards

Awwwards, Honors for Wavering Stripes


The Side Show, Social Good Award  (Silver)


Humanity in Action, John Lewis Fellow.

Princeton in Latin America, Finalist.

University of Oregon, Summa Cum Laude.

Patos Avanzando Tradiciones Orgullosamente y Sobresaliendo, Award Recipient.

Ford Family Foundation, Scholar.

Coca-Cola Foundation, Scholar.


Barack Obama Presidential Service Award, Award Recipient.


Emerging Leaders, Alumni

Semester at Sea, Alumni

MEChA, Alumni

Muxeres, Alumni

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, 2013 Alumni; 2014 - 2018 Volunteer


B Corp Leadership Development Pacific Northwest Conference. 2020. Artist.


Environmental Justice Pathways Webinar. 2020. Speaker.

Raices Unidas Youth Conference. 2016. 2018. 2019. 2020. Workshop Presenter.

Los Dells Festival. 2018. Visiting Artist.