Courtney Hammond
Creative Director & Founder / @court_hammo

With an expertise in large-scale project development, communication, contemporary Public Art, and multi-partner project funding, Courtney has spearheaded the development of multiple non-traditional public art events, projects, and programs across the nation. She consults with businesses of all scales looking to gain a creative edge in their market and has worked with notable international brands such as Puma, Ford, Havas Global, North American Partners, and Bai to develop unique arts driven marketing platforms.

Courtney has consulted on various multi-city public art initiatives to position arts as an economic driver and communications tool. In 2010, as a consultant, she developed "Elevate" for the Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, the annual 7-day public art and performance celebration in Downtown Atlanta. Courtney also directed the award-winning creative placemaking project, South Broad Murals (2012), now, home to an internationally recognized, artist-driven creative district. In 2014 Courtney directed the design, vision, and mission of for the Atlanta municipal, Gallery 72 (2014), winning two “best-of” awards in the first year.

Working with some of the world's most progressive and impactful artists in the contemporary field; including Radcliffe Bailey (US), Joanie Lemercier (FR), Alex Brewer (US), Tilt (FR), Carlos Eguiguren (ES), Fahamu Pecou (US), Randy Walker (US), Jason Peters (NY), Venske & Spänle (DE) and Yvonne Domenge (MX), Courtney's projects have received funding and awards by notable organizations such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Public Art Network, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, American Institute of Architects, The National Arts Marketing Conference and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Courtney is an alum of the LEAD Atlanta Program (2015), a former Creative Loafing person to watch (2015), the artistic advisor for Buckhead Lifestyle Path, AIA Atlanta Bridgescape and former artist in residence at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden Scotland. Her multi-layered projects are as loud as projects get and you'll often find her asking how to either make something (safely) explode or disappear into thin air - for effect. She currently works out of Atlanta, overuses the word bodacious, and continues to present work in various cities across the US.