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Taj Hunter – SSF 2015 Featured Designer

Taj is an Interior Design graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and acquired a MBA from Nova Southeastern University. She started her career at The Architects Hall Designers, Inc., an architecture and design firm in Miami, Florida. Throughout her 13 year tenure, she garnered a range of experience in the areas of interior design, business development, project and operations management. In the latter years, she co-created a Business Outreach TV Program on the local WLRN Cable-Tap station titled “You and Your Architect” featuring local architects, significant projects throughout South Florida, and the design industries effects and value on our everyday lives.

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Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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