As the creative mind and artist behind FlyKickz, Dez has always been heavily inspired by sneakers. Since a child, the shape, colors and styles have always intrigued her.
Since emerging in late 2009 creating one of one custom hand painted sneaker designs, FlyKickz has evolved to painting pictures of sneakers on canvas to disassembling coveted sneakers with Edward Scissorhands like precision and reassembling them to create works of art that exude a unique style and aesthetic appreciation.
Experimenting with various mixed media, combining the love of art and sneakers while exhibiting what can be described as a collection inspired by SOLE is how FlyKickz excels. FlyKickz concepts are a mesh of boldness, beauty & fun a clear reflection of an artist whose creative talents are both complex and changing.
Dez continues to remain focused on her artistry, collaborating with talented artists, showcasing at various events, art shows and venues while learning new techniques with hopes that the love and energy that permeates her work can continue to inspire. She continues to actively volunteer within her community delivering over 1,000 meals with Meals on Wheels during the Covid-19 Pandemic in addition to volunteering with local non-profit organizations to assist with the clean up of local community parks, neighborhoods in addition to distributing can goods and hygiene products.
In 2021 and 2022 FlyKickz has assisted as a “Co-Creator” Artist for a Sneaker Customizing workshop sponsored by Foot Locker Philadelphia, featured in local newspapers in Trenton, NJ and most recently has been featured on Fox 29 Philadelphia “The 215” Show.
2021 Newspaper Feature
2021 & 2022 Foot Locker Philadephia Sneaker Customizing Workshop
March 2022 1st Youth Art Workshop with the mentees of Trenton United Family Foundation (Tuff)
April 2022 Guest Speaker at the 2022 Northeastern Province Kappa League Leadership Conference in Trenton, NJ
May 2022 Fox 29 feature