Keith is President and co-founder of HAND/EYE Fund (2010 – present), which publishes handeyemagazine.com, offers assistance to artisans through a small grants program, and teams with ByHand Consulting in the creation of opportunities for artisans such as the Market incubator program at NY Now. HAND/EYE Fund’s 2010 “Million Hearts for Haiti” booth at the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe raised many thousands of dollars to assist Haitian artisans. He was the Executive Director of Aid to Artisans (2000-02), where he supervised operations of the $4.5 million international nonprofit agency, which grew to $8 million. He also served on the Aid to Artisans Board of Directors for several years. He currently consults in trend and color forecasting for Pantone and London-based WGSN and has a highly specialized color consulting practice called Chromosapien. His background is in the design industry, where he has been the Director of Product Development at Granet and Associates, VP of Home Furnishings at Bloomingdale’s Direct, VP/General Merchandise Manager at Gump’s by Mail, and the Director of Folio Home at Saks Fifth Avenue, amongst other endeavors. Keith’s graduate study was in American literature at the University of Michigan, and he holds a B.S. cum laude from Carnegie-Mellon University. Keith is a collector of global textiles and contemporary art, has traveled extensively in many of the home countries of Market artists, and is conversant in Italian and French.
Keith Recker, Creative Director
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