Darbs By Design, originally Darbs Designs inc, initially began on July 5, 2020, on Instagram and RedBubble. As an ex-art student in the middle of quarantine, Covid, police brutality, and numerous protests, Kay Darby was continually inspired to create art and products that would not only document what was going on in the world, but also how she felt as a young, African American woman in today’s social climate. The business started with paintings that amplify the greatness and the beauty She sees within our community. Eventually, face masks were added to the list to help combat and protect us from Covid until the vaccine was made available to everyone.
Our goal is to help you feel good, look good, and lift your spirits.
Every item on this site is an artistic extension of the store's creator, Kay Darby
As an ex-art student in the middle of a Pandemic, police brutality, and numerous protests, Kay was inspired to create art and products that would not only document what was going on in the world, but also how she feels as a young African American woman in today's social climate.
"The Black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the 'Negro's reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images."