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Sly Watts

Digital Media Assistant

Photo by Michael Tucker

As part of the Joan Mitchell Center team, Sly supports the Artists-in-Residence with many digitally-focused tasks including printing assistance, photo manipulation, documenting artwork, website help, and more. With experience as a digital freelancer and multimedia artist, he is certified in Adobe Illustrator with skills in Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects. A native New Orleanian, Sly is also a self-taught painter, illustrator, animator, and musician. He has designed artwork for clients such as Ace Hotel New Orleans, TaskForce, and March for Our Lives. He has also had work published in various zines and is currently featured in Kristina K. Robinson’s The Matrix of Creativity: Where the River Meets the Sea, the most recent edition of Welcome to the Afrofuture at the New Orleans African American Museum. In his personal creative practice, Sly develops music, large-scale illustrations, paintings, and animations that depict the rhythm and motion of people and places.