Chrysse Haynes

Director of Communications and Development


With over a decade of experience as a brand manager for Fortune 500 companies and the federal government, Chrysse curates meaningful experiences through visuals, design, and words that contribute to our individual lives, offering a connection to our sensations, feelings and imaginations. 

Leveraging her traditional fine art education Chrysse excels at visual narratives and has extensive experience developing and designing front end user experiences for websites, blogs, social media and video engagements. Communities that learn together thrive together and Chrysse has discovered that building for the future is a constant work in progress that requires patience and a flexible attitude. Innovative change can come in the form of new technologies or in trying out new, yet known, tactics. It is this open-minded outlook that has allowed her to collaborate with some of the world's biggest brands including ABC, David Blaine Productions, Johns Hopkins, Vice News, Disney, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Vogue, Neiman Marcus, Nike, Intel, and The Conjuring Arts Research Center.

For fourteen years she's been dedicating her time and talents to organizations and causes that help end and prevent homelessness, raise mental health awareness, and offer healthcare services to those who could not afford it otherwise including the Department of Veterans Affairs, United Way, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Unite the World with Africa, the Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald Hearts and Hands Foundation and Father Joe’s Villages

Chrysse graduated cum laude from the University of the Arts with a BFA in illustration and apprenticed under renown contemporary artist Marc Dennis in Brooklyn, NY. She spends her free time painting and chasing her rescue terrier and boyfriend across the country. 


If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future? 

The future. While it is tempting to witness the mystic poet Rumi in person, the nostalgia for bygone eras is overshadowed by my curious nature to pursue the uncharted and unpredictable path of the future. No one can predict the future, it's a complete mystery. And that sounds like a wildly invigorating experience to me.