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Kiah Shapiro manages Luci’s Creative Strategy department and plays a critical role in supporting and enhancing creative collaboration within the studio. She champions team members and clients while coordinating internal and external partners to meet each project’s experiential, educational and aesthetic goals. As a project lead, Kiah develops strategies to guide client and internal teams to research, develop and design exhibits and experiences tailored to institutional goals and audience needs. She is a passionate consumer and teller of stories, bringing a sense of wonder and exploration to every project – ensuring every project is embedded in a strong foundation of story. Her background in social science and strategic planning supports the rigorous design process that leads to the success of Luci’s projects.
Kiah is here to serve and make change – one person and one experience at a time. She believes in the power of story and design to make our lives better. With a drive to impact issues related to civic engagement, equity and climate change, Kiah is always looking for learning, volunteer and mentorship opportunities to blend design and story and make an impact in homes, cities and the world.
Kiah Shapiro has managed projects for cultural and corporate clients including The Perfume Passage, Children’s Museum of Illinois, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Pacific Gas & Electric, John B. Sanfilippo & Sons and Ingalls Hospital. She has served as the creative strategy lead on the $8M First Division Museum master planning and redesign project.
Kiah has a master’s degree in International Affairs from The New School in New York City.
Kiah Shapiro is Trustee and Secretary for the Chicago Waldorf School Board of Trustees, Steering Committee Lead for Chicago Museum Exhibitor’s Group and an active volunteer for getting out the vote and local and national political movements and candidates.