Department of Art
Marywood University, MFA Advertising Design, 2007
Otterbein College, BA Visual Communication and Computer Art, 2000
Research and Teaching Interests
Art for Social Change
Professional Affiliations and Awards
AOL's 25 for 25 International Grant Award Recipient
Evelyn Davis-Walker has spent the last 15 years of her design career working with non-profit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The American Red Cross and The Civil Rights Memorial Foundation. Evelyn received her B.A. from Otterbein College in Visual Communication and Computer Art and M.F.A in Advertising Design from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Evelyn established Davis Walker Creative, a design studio she forged with her better half Steven Walker (illustrator/fine artist). Their design studio is the exclusive design partner with the City of Westerville.
Recently, Davis-Walker received the AOL 25 for 25 International Grant Award, providing funding the “next big idea." Evelyn invented Beloved Memories, a personalized memory-matching game to help Alzheimer's patients with short-term and long-term memory skills. This free, customized game for Alzheimer’s patients benefits anyone with any stage of memory loss around the state of Ohio. With personal interviews and interactions, she sits with each Alzheimer's participant and their family member to capture the essence of their lives that have been forgotten due to the cruel disease. From each interview, one set of quality game cards are designed and produced for free for daily use by family members or memory care Activity Directors to assist the mental strengthening of each Alzheimer's participant.
In addition to graphic design, Davis-Walker's passion lies in fine art. She creates art that has a socially conscious theme. Her mixed media pieces have been shown in numerous galleries across the U.S. and involves examining of role of women in advertising over the last 60 years. Her most popular body of work has been a series of mixed media digital pieces with the ageless beauty, Barbie, and her ever devoted sweetheart, Ken.