Shayla Hunter likes being behind the lens. She is a photo art director and photographer who is constantly observing her surroundings and looking for the perfect image.
A native of central Pennsylvania, Shayla now calls Brooklyn home. Growing up, she was always creative and collaborating with those around her. Her activities ranged from creating a still life photo shoot with her stuffed animals to choreographing a dance routine with neighborhood friends. This creative energy took her to earn a degree in photography at University of Maryland Baltimore County and later brought her to New York City to work in photography and magazine publishing.
Shayla is a deputy photography director at Time Inc., the branded media company, where she creates imagery that tells a story and supports the brand. When she is not working, she can be found taking a dance class, trying a new recipe, or lying on a blanket in Prospect Park. She is very excited to join the SVA Branding program and cannot wait to collaborate with the faculty and fellow students.