WRITER + EDITOR + CONTENT PRODUCER
About Keishel A. Williams
A current arts and culture student at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Keishel A. Williams has an eclectic background in fashion and media as a fashion designer, TV host, journalist/writer and creative director with a ubiquitous eye that allows her to build strong brands and create unwavering relationships. Her first step into the fashion media world was through an internship at Essence Magazine after her then mentor, Susan Taylor, introduced her to Michaela Angela Davis and suggested she merged her love for writing and fashion.
In 2008, she began to expand her scope in media as a TV host and along with her new producer, she was invited by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JBT) to represent the Caribbean-American Media Diaspora for a World Tourism Day press trip to Jamaica. This opened the doors for her to establish a long standing relationship with the Caribbean island and their culture. She then went on to work with various artists and build strong relationships with notable people in both the music and fashion industries setting the pace for her role as Executive Assistant to Founder of VP Records and Riddim Driven Clothing - the acclaimed record label’s clothing line. She has had the pleasure of working with well-respected International and Caribbean entertainers such as Shaggy, Konshens, Gyptian, Romain Virgo, Patrice Roberts, Kees Dieffenthaller of Kes the Band to name a few.
In 2010 she launched her clothing brand jlehsiek and in February 2011, she debuted her first full collection under the brand during New York Fashion Week. According to press members from WB11 and New York Daily News, the historical research and details in her work set the brand apart from many designers, Caribbean or otherwise. That same year, she was the featured Woman Artist/Designer at a Women’s History Month exhibit produced by her alma mater Medgar Evers College.
Noted for her meticulousness and delicate austerity towards branding, Keishel A. Williams has developed a strong platform for fashion branding, personal branding and social development, helping students develop strong personal brands as a Personal Branding instructor. She has taught the next generation of writers as a Teaching Assistant at Medgar Evers College.