Dimitry Saïd Chamy has nearly 20 years of creative design, branding and online presense development for startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, non-profits and students. A designer’s designer, who frequently is called to consult on other creative firms’ design, branding and development projects, he is the founder and creative force at 2urn, a creative studio where he serves clients who believe excellent design is instrumental to success and is a general force for good. To that end 2urn and CVOX have formed a strategic alliance where Chamy contributes as creative director-at-large and online presence developer.
Born in Haïti of Lebanese descent, he grew up in an artistic environment and was programming basic on Commodore64 by the time he was in middle school. Dimitry Chamy earned an MFA from Yale University’s School of Art where graduated top of his class and received the distinguished Alexei Brodovitch Prize. In 1998 he co-founded Untitled (Space) a non-profit arts organization that today, as ArtSpace New Haven, produces one of the largest open studio events in the U.S. His extensive teaching experience has brought him as professor, lecturer and visiting critic to graphic, industrial, and fine art departments at such institutions as Yale, RISD, UConn, The University of Miami, and FIU. In 2005 he helped launch, Emmett McCarthy / EMc2, a New York fashion label where as creative branding director he branched his practice into retail interior design, shoes and handbags, fabrics, 3-D visualization. He recently rebranded and created a new online presence for fashion designer Chloe Dao and developed a custom branded space divider / lighting system for her flagship Houston boutique.
He’ll won’t tell you if your baby is ugly, but he’ll never lie about your logo—because he can create, fix, or replace it—and make the world see that your brand is not just beautiful on the inside. When he is not helping clients elevate their visual literacy, or coding websites, Chamy creates surface designs, patterns, and explores modular 3-D forms. He is currently about to launch Lumaquilt™: a modular system of decorative panels made in America of recycled milk jugs that engages users’ participation to create their own hanging wall art, room dividers and lighting fixtures.