Alivia Blade is a graphic designer, artist and storyteller. She is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Alivia works in a variety of mediums along with design, including illustration, photography and creative writing. She utilizes each of these mediums in her collaborative, interdisciplinary installation work with artist Bri Heath. She is interested in how design, as well as her interdisciplinary work, can be a catalyst for creating conversations, sharing stories, and forming communal spaces. Alivia is also the co-founder of SAFE SPACE Chicago, a black artist community that creates space for artist exploration, development and self-care.