N U B I A   W I L L I A M S

Diversity in Carson, ​CA. While in high school, Nubia designed and modeled for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” fashion shows, raising awareness for women’s heart health. Nubia has also been involved in a community service project intended to ignite the creative spark in low-income, inner-city youth in New Haven, Connecticut. Serving as the Fashion Illustration Instructor, Entertainment Director, and the Teen Volunteer Coordinator for the Dixwell Children’s Art Festival, she with other artists helped youth from the community discover career paths through the arts by educating them about how to make their creativity profitable. She is currently teaching young aspiring fashion designers at Lesley University, designing custom pieces for her clientele, and designing independently for brands such as Puma and Converse. ​​​​

Nubia Williams is a Parsons the New School for Design graduate with a BFA in Fashion Design. Being the daughter of a visual artist and an academic, she grew up surrounded by colorful, textured, inspiring images and histories that got her started experimenting with different media as soon as she could control a paint brush.  At age 5, Nubia made small, collages of young and old women dressed in bold patterned fabric scraps, leading to her first commissioned sale of $35. It was clear that Nubia was born to be in the fashion industry. Nubia Williams is a colorist with an aesthetic that features architecture and cultural diversity. Being trained in various art fields such as visual arts, dance, theater, and music, her design inspiration comes from multiple sources. Traveling to countries in West Africa, Central and South America, and the Mediterranean has exposed her to diverse cultures and languages, which, in turn, enriched her artistic perspective and influenced her color palette, printmaking, and fabric treatments. Industry professionals, instructors, and classmates who reviewed her thesis collection all assessed Nubia’s work as being very distinctive.

Nubia has worked collaboratively with other artists and designers since the age of 8 showing her artwork at the Pan African Film Festivals and the African Marketplace in Los Angeles. She also showed  and assisted with coordination at the Museum of Cultural