Who is Chanelle Smith-Walker?
“Most recently, Smith-Walker was selected for the Creators of Colors award presented by Hashtag Sports. She is currently the team photographer for the Carolina Panthers. Previously, Smith-Walker was the Creative Director for University of Tennessee football which made her the first black creative director in the SEC. Also, she was one of the designers for the 2021 College Football National Championship, making her a member of the first female design duo and first black designer for the CFB Playoffs.
Smith-Walker was named the Director of Creative Media for NC State Football in 2019 after a year as Associate Director of Graphic Design for the Baylor Bears. Before that, she attended Southern Miss, where she served as a graduate assistant for the athletics creative department before becoming a Director of Digital Media and Creative Services of the department.
A decorated volleyball student-athlete at Elon University, she graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in strategic communications and a minor in Digital Art. Smith-Walker is an ambitious and innovative creative with 10+ years of hands on experience in handling creative projects, photoshoots, etc. Equipped with the ability to escalate brand awareness with simple, clean and edgy design that caters to the desired target audience while also humanizing the athlete.” (source)