De Nichols

Social Practice Design Principal
Civic Creatives
Saint Louis, Missouri

Through a multi-disciplinary creative practice, De Nichols mobilizes global changemakers to design and activate ideas addressing issues of social division, racial injustice, food insecurity, and civic disengagement. Based in St. Louis, MO, De leads social impact design firm, Civic Creatives, as a Principal Designer, and she is a 2017 Citizen Artist Fellow of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. She is the visioning artist of the Mirror Casket (2014), a sculpture and performance created as protest art during the 2014 Ferguson uprising, which was collected by the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum for African-American History and Culture in 2016. Within her community, De serves as a member of the Boards of Directors for Forward through Ferguson and Creative Reaction Lab, two organizations that exist to foster more racial equitable practices, policies, and systems within communities. Most recently, De was selected as a 2018 Artist Fellow of the Regional Arts Commission St. Louis.