Phil Shafer, aka Sike Style, channels his creative energy in many ways. For over 20 years, he has run his successful art business; Sike Style Industries. After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute in photography, his creative practice now includes fine art paintings, 2D design and print graphics. His love of street art and graffiti has led him to community and corporate projects as a muralist. In 2017, Shafer was awarded the KC Urban Hero Award, showcasing his desire to transform bland or vandalized surfaces with colorful, positive and uplifting imagery that inspire and create dialogue. When working with clients, Shafer is able to blend his style with brand standards to create welcome and vibrant artwork for offices, living spaces and schools alike.
My creativity has allowed me to be self employed and nothing gives me more joy than being my own boss.
I get to highlight black, brown and bi-racial athletes for major brands.
Keep speaking up in conversations. Don’t call out people but call them in. Speak directly to those in power when you have the opportunity.
Understand that your voice is unique and there isn’t just ONE black voice.