Hi! Welcome to The Color Kind. A space celebrating creative living every day.
Jill Elliott + Shay Ometz are the Dallas-based creatives behind TCK (the color kind). Both life-long creatives, daughters of artists and pushers of art on their kids, they met through work. Traveling the world scouting trends, directing photoshoots and developing product + content, they and worked collaboratively most of their professional lives. More recently, they both stepped away from corporate life to explore a more connected existence and well-balanced life. Missing the energy of being around other creatives, they began having Creative Thursdays to make + design new things. Out of those Thursdays, The Color Kind was born as a way to share creative inspiration with others.
Jill, a former chief creative officer for a global accessories brand, has 20+ years experience in the creative field. She's developed all types of creative, from concept to campaign, product design to visual merchandising. She loves sharing stories through creative expression. Be it photography, painting, writing, cooking, collecting or many of her other pursuits - she has found the daily act of making to be central to her wellbeing. For Jill, creativity has become not only about self-expression, but also about self-care. She uses a daily creative practice to help manage her anxiety + bring calm reflection to her days. Jill lives in Dallas with her daughter, S., their fish Precious and their goldendoodle, Lolo. Find Jill here: pinterest, instagram, linkedin.
Shay, a former fashion art director, has 20+ years experience in design + art direction. She's concepted, produced and developed global advertising and image campaigns, catalogs, brand identities and much more. She and her husband collaborate on their art business, Bee Things. Shay paints, writes, plays guitar, collages and has the best collection of curiosities of anyone you'll ever meet. Shay lives in Dallas with her husband Jeff, their floppy-haired boys Calder + Milo, their mini-weenie dogs Bumper + Juno and various nomadic wandering turtles. Find Shay here: pinterest, instagram, linkedin.
In addition to running The Color Kind, Jill + Shay work with many global + nationally recognized brands creating brand strategy, creative campaigns and design.
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